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REQ ID: 122361
JOB TITLE: Rig Development Engineer
SALARY: £35,800 - £45,000
POSTING END DATE: 26/02/2024
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.


What To Expect

You will work in the Electrical Test Laboratories supporting the development of the JLR electrical architecture of our exciting new vehicles within our House of Brands (Defender, Discovery, Range Rover and Jaguar). You will be required to be hands on with the vehicles from early prototypes to released programs. 

Working alongside the Lead Engineer – Electrical Test Laboratories and various customer Electrical Engineering Teams in the day-to-day operation and development of the Electrical Test Laboratories.  This could include the build, maintenance and assisted operation of the test commodities.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

•    Developing operations test solutions for new vehicles to enable existing/new test procedures to be run.
•    To collaborate with customer teams to develop new ways of testing and supporting the technological development of the JLR vehicles.
•    Contributing to the delivery of the system or software under development, to meet the business and customer requirements on time at appropriate quality and cost.
•    To advise the customer teams of good working practices and solutions to their technical validation challenges
•    Being an active member of the expanding EE Laboratory Operations team, supporting the programme/platform test verification delivery in conjunction with the EE Depts
•    Implementation and monitoring of processes and procedures within the laboratory
•    Assist with day-to-day facility operation including meeting 5s Standards and continuous improvement of the operation.

What You'll Need

•    HNC/Degree level in mechanical/electrical engineering is preferred or proven time served delivery in a similar role will also be considered.
•    Good understanding of vehicle electrical and/or electronic system testing techniques.
•    Knowledge and familiarity of advanced diagnostic techniques and Network management
•    Competent IT skills, especially MS Excel & Word.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills
•    Must be self-motivated, keen to take on responsibility, able to work individually as well as part of a cross functional collaborative team.
•    Able to gain respect and support of others within and outside the immediate team structure.
•    Creative and open to new ideas, test processes and techniques
•    Knowledge of vehicle electrical architecture
•    Ideally but not essential : Automotive High Voltage/Battery systems experience.




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 JLR 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 JLR, 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. 


JLR is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At JLR, 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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