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REQ ID: 93974
JOB TITLE: Lead Prototype Assets Test and Development Engineer
SALARY: £41,600 £49,000
POSTING END DATE: 17th August 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.


Jaguar Land Rover is an iconic brand with an illustrious heritage that is now undergoing a dramatic transformation. As part of our Re-Imagine Strategy, we will be repositioned as a modern luxury brand and will seek to offer a new end to end customer journey. As part of our new vision, we aim to deliver customers an aspirational, seamless and luxury experience.

You will take a role in Th to lead the integrated end to end planning and delivery of the prototype test assets to support the Design Verification (DV) activity for JLR vehicle programmes. As JLR increases its Digital Prototype and Testing activities, this role will be at the forefront of championing and deploying JLR’s strategy for less reliance on vehicles and more reliance on simulation and rigs to carryout DV.  This role will involve working with stakeholders and practise the Agile Methodology to collaborate and construct an integrated and optimised test plan to deliver robust product on time and budget.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

A key part of your role is to consolidate and review the physical product test requests & justification (rigs and vehicles) and develop an optimised prototype test plan, advocating the road to simulation & rigs JLR strategy, which leads to lesser physical testing time and quicker time to market.

Practise agile methodology to conduct the planning for each sprints and quarter according to programme deliverables and collaborate, cascade, monitor and showcase the progress of the tasks by end of each sprint.

You will need to coordinate with all stakeholders to define and own the physical end to end vehicle DV plan creation and execution.  In conjunction with the virtual series team, champion the use of Virtual Methods and Rigs to reduce reliance upon prototype vehicles.


You will manage the plan through the programme life cycle, proactively responding to challenges which could impact vehicle milestones and stakeholders DV plans. Escalating issues as required. Define and manage prototype vehicle, tooling and consumables/spares budgets.

The creation of Prototype Vehicle Specifications to construct prototype builds. Support Prototype builds as required to ensure vehicles are built on time and to agreed quality standards in order to handover and carryout stakeholder’s DV.


To co-ordinate software & hardware updates with the vehicle users, including understanding core system changes and any impact on the Test Plan and report prototype vehicle utilisation, ensuring all our prototype vehicles are being used effectively. Support re-use planning and de-fleeting of the prototype vehicles. Lead and implement the vehicle camouflage strategy.



  • Excellent leadership capabilities are essential. To organise and drive cross-functional teams to deliver Design Verification activities on time, and within budget to meet the required quality of event
  • Experience of project planning and delivery within the programme delivery process framework.
  • Excellent knowledge of whole vehicle systems, product design, requirements, attributes & verification.
  • Excellent PC skills such as MS Excel and other MS office tools especially with Planning tools
  • Demonstrate strong verbal, written and presentation skills across diverse teams and all senior levels
  • Experience of technical analysis and demonstration of employing best-in-class processes wherever possible
  • Proven ability to work with technical data and combine business skills with technical decision-making
  • Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred


  • Working knowledge of Systems Engineering principles, process and execution
  • Previous experience in electric vehicle programmes and prototype vehicle build
  • Knowledge of Test Management Systems such as JIRA (Xray), Dassault Systems
  •  Proven experience as a Squad leader in an Agile working environment.







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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