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REQ ID: 95282
JOB TITLE: Lighting Mechanical CAE Engineer
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.




The purpose of this role is to lead the mechanical design and simulation of Exterior and Interior Lighting and to coordinate their virtual testing and mechanical development.

Working in Agile squads the role will involve utilising virtual engineering tools such as Abaqus, LS-DYNA and Catia V5 and Catia V6 to advance mechanical design development, develop methods, processes and the Lighting body of knowledge in these areas. In addition, support the wider team for problem resolution. Reporting into a Technical Specialist, the role requires the individual to deliver the commodity plan whilst balancing quality, cost, time and customer acceptance both internal and external to the Lighting team.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the mechanical (structural, stress, fatigue, vibration durability) design, simulation and development of Interior and Exterior lighting components.
  • Responsible for mechanical feasibility analysis during early design maturation in support of vehicle package development, concept lamp development, Jaguar Land Rover lighting strategy and legal requirements.
  • Ensure that lighting 3D data, simulations and measurements meet Jaguar Land Rover quality requirements and that Tier 1 suppliers provide robust data to meet internal gateways.
  • Support Lead Engineers with rectification of issues.
  • Support component sourcing.
  • Provide input into new feature development.
  • Provide input into new standards development, and new Product Design Specifications.
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job.




Knowledge, Skills and experience




  • Experience of automotive lighting mechanical design, simulation and development using standard industry tools such as Abaqus and LS-DYNA, leading technical issues within a project team environment.
  • Strong IT skills with significant experience of using virtual engineering tools.
  • Technical and practical knowledge of Body Engineering commodities.
  • Previous programme delivery experience, with strong influencing and engagement skills.
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred.




  • Experience of concept generation and cross functionality problem resolution.
  • Experience working in Agile product development methodology.




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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