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JOB TITLE: Lead Engineer Battery Cell Chemist
POSTING END DATE: 31/12/2021
LOCATION: UK - Warwick

SOC CODE: 2123

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.




We’re reinventing what tomorrow looks like at Jaguar Land Rover. There’s a revolution underway in our industry – and we’re leading it. We’ve always been innovators. But our future will be driven by the possibilities created by new technologies as never before.


We are searching for a Lead Battery Cell Chemist to lead the Jaguar Land Rover Battery Material research for the development of the next-generation batteries for traction battery systems. Using state-of-the-art facilities for Li-ion battery cell material investigation, you will provide the power behind our vehicles working in our Powertrain Engineering team. You'll find the ideal balance between performance and sustainability while responding to the environmental issues that shape our industry.


The Advanced Battery Research function contributes to the development of new technologies and features to product delivery. This role will support collaborative research with key leading UK universities and external partners in addition to our electrification teams in the delivery of new electric vehicle programmes.


As a Lead Battery Cell Chemist, you will be responsible for the investigation into cell design and engineering aspects for Li-ion current and future technology and will lead research on cost-sensitive cell components and understanding trade-off for a value-engineered solution. You will lead research projects investigating all aspects of battery cell performance to deliver the best pack performance over the life of the vehicle. Furthermore, you will define protocols for battery cell tear down and material analysis activities to support “should cost” activities and battery material performance enhancement and investigate all aspects of battery cell performance to deliver the best pack performance over the life of the vehicle.




You will have an electrochemist background (PhD desirable) with a fundamental understanding of battery cell working principles. Furthermore, you will have experience in cell electrochemical testing and advanced material characterisation and cell autopsy and ageing analysis. Hands-on experience in battery cell testing and data analysis is essential for this position.



  • Electrochemist background at degree level, PhD preferable
    • Fundamental understanding of battery cell working principles
    • Experience in cell electrochemical testing and advanced material characterisation
    • Experience in cell autopsy and aging analysis
    • Hands-on experience of battery cell testing and data analysis
  • Strong experience in cell technology
  • Experience of leading and delivering research projects
  • Previous experience in a Research role in engineering or automotive environment
  • Previous experience of working with Universities and Research partners



  • Experience of cell/module/pack testing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills
  • Experience of planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of requirements such as Product Creation Delivery System (PCDS)
  • A working knowledge of electrical systems and development processes, such as those used at Jaguar Land Rover




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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