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REQ ID: 111644
JOB TITLE: ESS Test & Validation Engineer - Module Lead
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 09/02/2023


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.




The Module Lead (ML) is a senior member of the DV team and is responsible for project management and delivery of the mechanical development, performance & functional verification and durability sign off as part of battery design verification plan (DVP).

The ML should work in partnership with the Lead Engineer(s) to ensure all aspects of the DVP are delivered as required to a high standard. The ML ultimately reports to the Principal Engineer (LL6) for validation. Principally you will be responsible for the project delivery of power unit functional, durability & attribute validation testing, ensuring that the team are aligned with the required DVP and all dependencies (enablers) are in place, on time to ensure the team are delivering the test; ensure tests executed using correct hardware, to correct procedures & customer timing requirements and creation, ownership, maintenance of DVP and associated test planning, including technical compliance in support of unit programme gateways.


Key Responsibilities will include:


  • The ML is responsible to ensure correct documentation is in place and technically correct to facilitate DVP delivery, this includes RFQs, test procedures and standards.
  • Lead continuous improvement activity including creation and maintenance of JLR company standards relevant to role (TPJLR / STJLR).
  • Compile & facilitate technical review of RFQ and work instruction documentation to communicate DV test requirements at a detailed level to test facilities both internal and external, ensure communication and buy-in from all stakeholders.
  • Ensure DV tests are conducted safely and in accordance with JLR H&S policies.
  • Lead & support relevant technical reviews and issue resolution through established processes and standard JLR tools (AIMS/8D).
  • Own team metrics for key outputs, including AIMS tracking and technical report delivery, review regular and use leadership to ensure consistent progression high quality outputs using JLR standards.
  • Interface with customers of the department effectively. Lead interaction with customers and suppliers, resolving any conflicts and ensuring appropriate escalation of issues for resolution as necessary.
  • Support functional status management for allocated systems, in support of overall DVP and engineering signoff.




In order to be considered for this position it is advantageous to hold a formal qualification such as Degree within Engineering or any other relevant subjects.

The successful candidate needs to have strong technical background with knowledge of power unit engineering, components and systems; experience of component/system design and validation; understanding of design principles and the application of quality tools within a product engineering environment; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to prioritise & derive workload; lead issue resolution both individually and contribute/lead a cross-functional team and experience within automotive product design & development environment and Strong MS Office skills.




  • Expert knowledge of problem solving, and quality tools is essential, together with a structured, logical and objective based approach to all aspects of their role.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to act on initiative.
  • Ability to coach the team, inspire technical curiosity and depth of understand to raise the overall proficiency of the team.
  • Experience and proficiency in creating project planning tools.




  • Good working knowledge of Product Creation Delivery System (or similar process).
  • JIRA, X-Ray, Doors, RTC experience.
  • Formal project management experience.
  • Use of software programming to assist efficient data processing (Excel VBA, Matlab, Concerto Scripting).
  • Understanding of battery design architecture in an automotive engineering environment.
  • Experience of test facility installation, configuration and operation of relevant test facilities.




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 Jaguar Land Rover, 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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