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REQ ID: 111428
JOB TITLE: Lead Process Engineer
SALARY: £41,000 - £52,000
LOCATION: Solihull  

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.




Jaguar Land Rover has opportunities for high calibre and experienced Manufacturing Engineers to join our Global Manufacturing Engineering – BIW Delivery team as a Process Engineer.

The team are responsible for the development, introduction and launch of all new / modified processes & facilities associated with new model introductions and model year changes, within Bodyshop assembly facility. The team is developing to support all future West Midlands Bodyshop developments for the future range of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. The Process Engineer will be responsible for developing our new, technologically advanced Bodyshop assembly facilities that are currently under design and manufacture to support the JLR global BIW initiatives.


You will be a key part of the BIW Delivery team, working closely with Product Development Engineers, Facility & Tooling vendors and Production Operations team to ensure that Bodyshop facility delivers to meet world class quality and efficiency standards.

GME BIW Delivery are on a journey, and we are looking for individuals who can bring experience to take us to the next level of futuristic / innovative Bodyshop’s.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • You will utilise your knowledge to Plan, Develop and Implement BIW assembly processes and facilities to deliver the Safety, Quality, Timing and Cost objectives:
  • Provide feasibility statements for Product Development designs to suit manufacturing build requirements.
  • Ensure robust process quality planning including virtual build simulations and PFMEA’s
  • Support virtual build events raising and championing issues where appropriate.
  • Support of physical builds at workshop, pilot build and Manufacturing Plant locations, raising and managing issues where appropriate.
  • Evaluate suitability of manufacturing technologies for a wide range of applications – i.e joining technologies, transfer systems, logistics, etc.
  • Prepare, issue and evaluate supplier “Request for Quotations.”
  • Assembly process & equipment verification at suppliers and at home manufacturing facility.
  • Lead problem solving on complex issues to support achievement of KPI’s.
  • Lead management activities through development and monitoring of timing plans.
  • Lead new model planning through development of process estimates against study requests.
  • Ensure adherence to company and departmental operating processes and policies.
  • Manage technical issues, offering guidance to the team and escalating where appropriate.
  • Achieve Equipment Capability targets of all new & modified facilities, including OPR, MTTR, MTBF.
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time.





  • Strong complex problem-solving skills & investigation of quality issues, manual station over cycles, effective reporting and stakeholder management.
  • Project management experience of delivering new or modified equipment into a production facility.
  • Engineering qualification (NVQ Level 3 or above, preferably Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or Mech/Elec combined) and/or suitable engineering experience in BIW manufacturing
  • Proficient computer skills, conversant with Microsoft applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Catia



  • Candidates should be self-motivated with sound leadership and communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn and continue to learn as the business environment evolves. 
  • Ability to travel to Midland’s locations to support JLR expansion.
  • Team player who can communicate and challenge with all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and own team of Engineers to deliver results.
  • Flexible approach to work with willingness to work additional hours or weekends and support during peak shutdown windows.
  • Ability to plan & prioritise workstreams to deliver objectives effectively
  • Be customer focused and have awareness business needs
  • Must be able to form good working relationships at all levels and areas within internal and external organisations
  • The BIW Delivery team, work within a fast paced, changing environment – the ideal candidate needs to be a resilient character who would thrive within the surroundings.


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.

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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