Lead Launch Engineer
Birmingham, GB
5d ago


The Manufacturing Product Integration department has responsibility for leading & co-ordinating all business functions with the objective of achieving flawless product launches, with achievement of time, cost and quality targets.

This requires interaction & co-ordination of various departments including manufacturing, product engineering, quality, purchasing, finance, suppliers and the commercial activities.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join the new product launch environment. The Manufacturing Product Integration department hold a unique position at the heart of launch planning and delivery from prototype stage through to volume production.

This role will bring you into contact with an extensive number of areas in the business and provide you with an opportunity to develop your transferrable project management skills in both the planning and delivery of our new products.

Daily you will offer leadership within the following areas :

  • Overall planning and coordination for delivery of quality metrics versus programme targets
  • Development of activities across quality
  • Structured problem solving across cross functional teams
  • Development plans for prototype and pre-production builds and launch
  • Support successful delivery of build activities
  • Support the development and maintenance of the manufacturing launch budget
  • You will also be expected to prepare and present accurate and objective status reports in support of launch management meetings and senior programme gateway reviews.

    It will also be your responsibility to promote a culture of continuous improvement.


    We are interested in hearing from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to go above and beyond for the business and their team.

    It is imperative that you are a team player who can motivate and lead cross functional teams in order to deliver against timescales whilst under pressure.

    You must demonstrate strong communication skills and be able to operate under minimal supervision, whilst offering a drive and perseverance for operational success.

    As the successful Lead Launch Engineer you will be able to demonstrate strong project management experience ideally from an automotive environment.

    You will match this with your driven problem-solving skills that have been developed from working within the manufacturing industry.

    You will also have experience of working within a quality focussed role and be able to display previous experience of leading teams.

    Ideally you will have experience directly from working within a launch-based role and have experience of delivering a flawless launch within an automotive environment.

    You will also ideally have experience using automated issues management systems and have good IT skills.

    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.

    Please note that if you elect to apply for a role in another country and are successful you would need to be hired as an external candidate on local terms and conditions rather than transferring on your existing terms.

    Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.

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