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REQ ID: 94361
JOB TITLE: Lead Engineer - Suspension System
SALARY: £43,000 - £53,000
POSTING END DATE: 21/10/2022
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 Suspension Function Group System Performance Team. The role will focus on delivering data from tests in support of design release activity or technology advancement in the form of post-processed reports.


The main activities are;


• Lead the testing requirements for delivery of Vehicle Programmes

• Liase with Prototype build on test properties

• Liase with Vehicles Ops during testing

• Develop & maintain a detailed Specification Tracker of components on test

• Post process data from test rigs and populate in Target Catalogue

• Publish and Approve reports for Project Milestone Status Reporting

• Liase with component owners to ensure correct components are on test

• Liase with test teams and component owners if new/updated parts are required for test

• Give technical and operational management support to a small team of engineers

• Ensure a Continuous Improvement process in in place



Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities



  • Accountable for ensuring all Suspension Function Group testing is planned & Completed and resultant Data is Post Processed for use by the System and Component Teams
  • Ensure test facility and/or test parts to enable effective and timely data delivery 
  • To collate, manipulate and interpret data which will be used to inform engineering decisions
  • To plan, coordinate and control the activities of a small team in order to achieve objectives
  • Ensure Processes adherence to Product Creation Development System (PCDS) deliverables.
  • Manage technical issues and escalate where appropriate.
  • Apply continuous improvement methodology to process development
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested




Knowledge and experience


  • Experienced with data acquisition and control systems.
  • Very Good technical knowledge of Suspension Systems and Components and their effect on Vehicle performance
  • Data analysis and reporting of test data.
  • Natural problem-solver with structured approach to problem solving in a technical environment.
  • The ability to validate, prepare and read engineering documents.
  • 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



  • Technical expertise and experience of test facility and test part preparation
  • Six Sigma, Black Belt and Green Belt Training and certification.
  • Proficient in the use and application of a programming / scripting language (C/C++, python, Java, or similar)
  • 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.


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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