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REQ ID: 113833
JOB TITLE: Chapter Lead AAD Functional Safety
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 16/06/2023
We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.




We are looking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Functional Safety Engineer to join our Assisted and Automated Driving team, forming part of Digital Product Platform (DPP) Tech Centre of JLR. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and delivering safety-critical software and hardware solutions for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). You will be responsible for leading and managing the ADAS functional safety team and ensuring the safety and reliability of all software and hardware components that are powering our next generation of vehicles. More international than ever before, our diverse team, work autonomously across multiple global sites in a hybrid, Agile and collaborative way, contributing to our award-winning products and playing a key role in reimagining the future of luxury and design with innovation.   


As a Chapter Lead you will be responsible for leading and managing a group of engineers in a hybrid, Agile and collaborative way across multiple global sites. You will be responsible for supporting the growth of current and future skills within the Chapter, helping engineers to master their skills and reach their full potential when operating in agile squads. You will navigate from strategy to delivery of business value to problem solving. 




Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work with Product Owners and key stakeholders to ensure Functional Safety deliverables are met 

  • Drive the usage of standardised Functional Safety practices and processes 

  • Support Chapter Heads and Leads to deliver strategic Functional Safety vision 

  • Take a leading role in developing the Functional Safety community Body of Knowledge and best practices 

  • Provides technical guidance and mentoring to Functional Safety Chapter members 

  • Accountable for providing open and effective communication channels for Chapter Members to collaborate 

  • Functional Safety Technical Leadership in AAD 

  • Recruiting talent to the organisation 





  • Customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special in their day-to-day role 

  • Extensive knowledge of ISO 26262 Functional Safety processes, methods, tools, and their use in the design of complex systems 

  • Experience in delivering and developing Safety Critical Systems at Software and Hardware level in compliance with ISO 26262 standard 

  • Ability to lead and coordinate Safety Critical Processes into product development processes 

  • Ability to lead and coordinate Functional Safety activities and delivery in accordance with ISO 26262 

  • Analytical skills including the ability to conduct complex research into emerging safety trends and state of the art safety solutions 

  • Excellent communication, ability to effectively explain and communicate complex ideas 

  • Ability to lead, coach, and manage the needs of a highly operational and distributed team 

  • Proven ability to build effective relationships within the company and externally 

  • Natural Team Player 


  • Ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style 

  • Ability to identify gaps and create strategies 

  • Experience of agile working methods and tools 

  • Experience with hands-on Safety Analysis at Hardware and Software Level 


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At JLR, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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