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REQ ID: 90252
JOB TITLE: Starting Calibration Engineer
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 31/08/2022
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.



This role is within the Powertrain Energy Management Calibration Team. The role will focus on delivering a calibration for the starting features in support of the delivery of powertrain control module calibration releases.

Calibration engineers are responsible for calibration work package delivery under the technical guidance of the Calibration Lead Engineers and Calibration Subject Matter Experts. The Calibration Engineers report to the Group Leader on a management level. The role entails a wide variety of testing activities, utilising vehicles, rigs, and climatic chambers to characterise the respective behaviour of each Vehicle Line. The calibration is modified from the data gathered using engine-in-the-loop (EIL), Powertrain-in-the-loop (PiL), and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulations and optimisation methodologies to meet the sub-system requirements and targets. This is followed by sign-off/DV activities and fleet analysis, to validate the calibration and to ensure the robustness of work packages to production level.

Day to day, the Starting Calibration Engineer will complete full preparation of test facility and/or test parts to enable effective and timely calibration delivery. You will need to provide technical expertise in the calibration of combustion and electric machine starting. You will need to collate, manipulate and interpret data which will be used to inform engineering decisions and create calibrations that are fully validated into the PCM master tune in line with the PT scorecard and will plan, coordinate and control the activities for a small team in order to achieve objectives.




As a Starting Calibration Engineer, you will need to be an individual with a customer-first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special. You will also need to be results-driven with the ability to deliver operational plans in a highly demanding environment as well as a good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Technical expertise and experience of test facility and test part preparation, specifically for combustion and/or electric machine starting calibration.
  • Experienced with data acquisition and control systems, specifically for combustion and/or electric machine starting calibration.
  • Data analysis and reporting of test data, specifically for combustion and/or electric machine starting calibration.
  • Natural problem-solver with structured approach to problem solving in a technical environment.
  • The ability to validate, prepare and read engineering documents.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements, Risk Assessment, COSHH and SDS.
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office competency to produce plans, presentations, graphs, process and Single Point Lesson (SPL) documents.
  • A full UK driving license with less than 6 penalty points, no disqualification, 2 years accident free record.
  • Previous experience in ECU calibration techniques and methodology, preferably engine management or HV electrical component control.



  • Six Sigma, Green Belt or Yellow Belt Training and certification.
  • Experience with TS16949 or ISO9001 standards and requirements.
  • Experience and certification for conducting testing on proving grounds.
  • Knowledge of optimisation methodologies, regression testing, FMEA analysis and integration testing.
  • Proficient in the use and application of MATLab and SimuLink.
  • Educated to Degree level in a Systems, Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic or related field.



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.

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