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REQ ID: 98504
JOB TITLE: Lead Engineer - Crash CAE
SALARY: £42,000 - £52,000
POSTING END DATE: 18/08/2022
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.




We are looking for a Lead Engineer to join the Body CAE team, developing new crash CAE techniques, addressing future challenges in vehicle concept design, and finding solutions to ever stricter crash performance requirements.

This role provides the opportunity to have a significant influence on the development of Jaguar Land Rover products and processes.

It will require an enquiring analytical mindset, a solid grasp of engineering principles, and sound CAE skills.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Lead the development of tools and techniques that enhance our crash CAE capability
  • improve the quality and robustness of crash CAE models
  • Guide the development of automotive systems using engineering knowledge and experience, combined with CAE expertise, to meet stringent crash performance targets
  • Apply product knowledge and awareness of potential design constraints (packaging, manufacturing etc.) to ensure design solutions are feasible and realistic
  • Interact effectively with component design teams and other internal and external stakeholders to develop and optimise solutions considering multiple attributes within defined deadlines and time constraints
  • Present at reviews with key stakeholders including component design teams, crash attribute teams, vehicle concept teams
  • Mentor and train junior team members and graduates




Knowledge, Skills and experience



  • Significant experience and background in solving complex technical challenges
  • An analytical, enquiring mindset
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of crash or closely related CAE methodologies
  • Experience of component/system level development to meet challenging performance targets
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience



  • Knowledge of crash attribute domain
  • Experience in the development of new crash CAE techniques
  • Experience in the development and testing of relevant safety component systems
  • Competent in the use of:
    • DYNA
    • CATIA, Python, javascript
  • Project and people management skills





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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We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training

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