Road Load Lead Engineer
Jaguar Land Rover
Warwick, United Kingdom
18h ago

REQ ID : 102302

JOB TITLE : Road Load Lead Engineer

SALARY : £33,100 - £43,000


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.


An opportunity is available for a Road Load, Lead Engineer within a growing team. You-ll be responsible for delivering certified road loads that support the ambitious efficiency targets of our future vehicles.

The team cover all phases of the development process from benchmarking and target setting, through optimisation to validation and certification.

The Lead Engineer works closely with specialists in the component groups (Tyres, Brake, Driveline etc) and attributes (Weight, Aero) to identify opportunities to minimise the energy required to propel our vehicles and turn them into reality.

In this rapidly advancing field, there will lots of scope to develop and improve processes. The ideal candidate would have a passion for improving efficiency, with knowledge / experience of coast down legislation, data analysis, whole vehicle / system integration and testing or enthusiasm to develop in these areas.


Reporting to the Aerodynamics & Road Load Group Leader, the successful candidate will be required to support JLR vehicle programmes :

  • Overall project management of Road Load delivery for a number of vehicle programmes ->
  • the end result being a certified road load used to calculate the Range / CO2

  • Work with commodity specialists (Brakes, Tyres etc) to understand state-of-the-art and lay out efficiency opportunities
  • Work with Efficiency Product Owner and programme team to determine optimum balance of component and system efficiency targets that deliver the desired vehicle efficiency whilst meeting other customer wants (Design, Dynamics, cost etc)
  • Champion efficiency and achieve the inclusion of improvements into vehicle programmes including feasibility and business case development
  • Develop and own Design Verification Plans (DVPs) to confirm performance
  • Identify opportunities to improve validation capability and support their implementation e.g. CAE or rig testing
  • Manage collection of data and co-ordinate simulation to predict Road Load through the programme
  • Present Road Load status at programme meetings up to and including Chief Engineer level
  • Conduct and document vehicle testing to generate certified Road Loads in accordance with JLR best practice and the relevant legislation
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time

  • Applicants should be educated to Degree level or equivalent (ideally with a focus on Mechanical or System Engineering) with a goof level of relevant industrial experience
  • Applicants should be self-starting and motivated to deliver class leading vehicle efficiency
  • Strong technical background and methodical, structured approach to problem solving
  • Desire to further technical understanding and develop new / enhanced processes and methods
  • Highly numerate with ability to analyse large, complex data sets
  • Good project management skills
  • Confident at presenting to all levels within the company and a proven ability to influence
  • Desirable :

  • Knowledge of latest road load certification legislation for UK,EU,NAS,China
  • Experience of Systems Engineering
  • Experience of dyno testing
  • Experience of coastdown track testing
  • Experience of component rig testing or simulation
  • Experience of MatLab / Tableau
  • Experience of Robotic Process Automation
  • Essential :

  • A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas
  • An ability to stay in control of the detail whilst seeing the wider context.
  • An effective team player who supports team members
  • An individual with the ability to prioritise their workload
  • SO WHY US?

    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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