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REQ ID: 116216
JOB TITLE: PVT Launch Engineer
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 8th June 2023
LOCATION: Solihull
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.



Based in Solihull, the Electrical Launch and PVT dept are responsible for delivering new models and model year programs on behalf of the Electrical Engineering dept (DPP) and also delivering the targets set for business by Engineering Quality. Contributing to the drive to achieve world class performance levels. The team operate in an exciting & dynamic environment providing the key interface between the Core DPP Engineering Team and Manufacturing.  


The team have transitioned to an Agile methodology and the successful candidate would be expected to adapt to this new way of working. You will be part of the team working on the introduction of new model programs and in cycle model year updates into Solihull,The team deliver the model year programs for all builds conducted in the plant through to Launch team exit, The team then support the programs through into continuous production.


As a Launch and PVT engineer you will be involved with investigation of RFT / FTT issues on the vehicles at all divert points, through all plant passed prebuilds and into continuous production.

As part of the Post Job 1 activities, you will also be required to analyse internal & external customer data e.g IQM and FMS, to identify & deliver key projects delivering both internal and external quality improvements.


The ability to take CAN / FlexRay logs & use of Digibuck would be a distinct advantage. When necessary, the role will require mobility across all JLR sites and occasional travel to our supply partners.


In your role, you will:

  • Utilise problem solving tools to deliver robust countermeasures.
  • Investigate build related issues.
  • Maintain control of the AIM’s and JIRA tickets ensuring timely updates are made.
  • Analysis of internal and external data, including warranty data, Roadside Assist data, FMS, EPQR’s, VFDB, Customer Surveys, FLAGS & Qbay.
  • Support presentations as required to forums such as ETIQ, Nerve Centre, FiFi, as well as LMM & LRR Gateway reviews.
  • You will support Agile ceremonies with the team and wider program teams.
  • Ensure status for projects is accurately maintained and updated for example in  IQM / AIMS.
  • Ensure that forward model AIMs are raised for design embedded issues or where running change is not a feasible option.
  • Support Running Change introduction (including line trials) within the plant.


What you will need

  • The ability to manage complex technical issues is essential to balance the often-conflicting needs of the business, within project timing constraints.
  • Knowledge of vehicle electrical systems – essential.
  • Capable of working in a reactive environment – essential.
  • Familiar with tools and techniques to ensure robust problem resolution – essential.
  • Knowledge / ability to use Data Logging (VehicleSpy, CANalyser) – desirable.
  • Knowledge of Digibuck & CAD – desirable.
  • Previous experience of vehicle launch or PVT – desirable.
  • Previous knowledge in WERS, AIMS. – desirable.
  • An individual with the ability to prioritise their own workload and that of others.
  • A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas which can be tailored to the audience.
  • To be successful in this role, you'll be familiar with 8D problem-solving process as well as data analysis. Finally, you'll require a good level of computer literacy and a full UK driving licence.



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.


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