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REQ ID: 83155
JOB TITLE: Efficiency Innovation Engineer
SALARY: £33,100 - £40,000
POSTING END DATE: 03/06/2022
LOCATION: Warwickshire
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 primary purpose of the role is to work within the Vehicle Efficiency Research Team based at Warwick University on a number of research projects.


Responsibilities include:

• Maturation of the TRL of efficiency ideas or technologies through an Agile delivery process

• Testing of prototypes and development of methodologies to support improved vehicle efficiency

• Support bid development for external funding opportunities that contribute to the resolution of key technical and strategic challenges

• Develop relationships with key suppliers, owning technical supplier intelligence and strategy.

• Develop relationships and identify collaborative partnerships with strategic academic institutions

• Responsible for technology gathering and updating relevant Technology Roadmaps

• Development of Proof-of-Concept technologies with support from key suppliers

• Provide technical support on projects when handing over Application Ready projects to mainstream engineering

• Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job, as may be requested

• Protection and management of JLR (Intellectual Property Rights) IPR



Knowledge, Skills and Experience



• Experience in a Materials Research or Materials Engineering role in automotive engineer environment with experience of working with Suppliers, Universities and Research partners

• Proven ability of managing internal and external stakeholders to deliver objectives

• Demonstratable ability to analyse technical and academic papers to influence technical strategy

• Knowledge of materials production processes and typical applications of these to the Automotive environment

• Strong networking skills with ability to resolve key technical issues within a team environment

• Proficient ability to write reports and communicate to technical and non-technical audience.

• A passion for inventing things

• The ability to learn quickly and understand complex technical problems



• A working knowledge of product development processes, such as those used at Jaguar Land Rover

• Experience of Technology Creation Development System or equivalent research delivery process

• Experience of University, UK and EU funding applications

• Knowledge of Climate Systems testing

• Working knowledge of sustainability tools inc. LCA.

• Good level of knowledge on whole vehicle, Interior, Exterior and Chassis systems

• Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred




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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