Lead Cell Electro-Thermal Modelling Engineer (1D & 3)


Job summary

Jaguar Land Rover
Electro-Mechanical, Software, Systems Design
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


The purpose of the role is to develop, maintain, verify and validate JLR’s library of electro-thermal battery models to support the next generation of traction battery systems.  Having access to a state-of-the-art material laboratory, as well as state-of-the-art cell characterization laboratories, you’ll be responsible for developing JLR’s battery performance models which support our virtual verification activities and underlie our product design strategy.    The role is based within our Powertrain Engineering team and will support key electrification teams in the delivery of new electric vehicle programmes.

You'll find the ideal balance between model performance and speed and will liaise with our academic partners in order to develop innovative battery modelling methodologies to help achieve customers objectives.  As part of this role, you will support collaborative research with key leading UK universities and other external partners. 

The role is part of Advanced Battery Engineering function and contributes to the development of new technologies and features to product delivery. This is an opportunity to join a team that are working at the forefront of battery pack development, and is making significant advances in modelling, testing and overall concept design.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Lead the electrochemical cell modelling roadmap
  • Electro-thermal modelling of cell (1D & 3D)
  • Lead battery virtual verification for concept and future vehicle programmes.
  • Lead the development of system identification methodologies for battery models
  • Lead the development of new experimental characterization methodologies to be used for model development
  • Support test planning and facilities development activities both internal and external
  • Support data elaboration from cell/module and pack tests
  • Provide technical support on projects in mainstream engineering
  • Support research projects investigating aspects battery cell performance related to cell parameterisation for accurate and effective Battery Management System, to deliver best pack performance over the life of the vehicle.
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested
  • File patent applications in order to protect new and innovative ideas


  • Matlab Simulink/Simscape modelling experience
  • 1D / 3D modelling experience
  • Co-simulation experience
  • Experience in version control systems (SVN, Git or other platforms)
  • Battery characterization methods at both cell and material level
  • Electrochemist background at degree level, PhD preferable
  • Fundamental understanding of battery cell working principles: mass transfer, chemical kinetics, conservation equations
  • Experience of cell/module/pack testing
  • Hands-on experience of battery cell testing and data analysis


  • Python programming: Numpy and PyBaMM
  • Concurrent use of Python and Matlab for co-simulation
  • Experience in Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment (CICD) of software/models
  • Experience with object-oriented modelling
  • Experience in Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Hybrid Pulse Power Characterisation (HPPC) and model parametrisation tests in general
  • Experience with acausal modelling (Modelica, Simscape or other platforms)
  • System identification techniques
  • 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
  • Previous experience of working with Universities and Research partners


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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