Test Engineer


Job summary

Jaguar Land Rover
£33,100 - £40,000
Software, Systems Design, Electronic
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


This role is within the Powertrain Test Bed area. The role will focus on delivering data from tests in support of design release activity or technology advancement

The main activity is to prepare test facility or test parts with instrumentation which measure a wide range of physical qualities, e.g.  load, displacement, acceleration, pressure and temperature. In addition, this role contribute to the collection of data in a wide range of environments such as on public roads and proving grounds.

Research, communicate and implement best practice test methods that improve data quality and test field efficiency. Primary ownership of test automation system activity utilising AVL PUMA and create test related work instructions for test bed operators. Act as liaison between all customer groups, including: Emission, Engine Calibration, P&E Development, and Engine Durability for test automation design and development. Support sign off new test facilities as fit for purpose. Control standard Test library and supply test automation solutions for internal customers.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Complete full preparation of test facility and/or test parts to enable effective and timely data delivery
  • Create test related work instructions for test bed operators
  • Provide technical expertise in the measurement of data
  • To collate, manipulate and interpret data which will be used to inform engineering decisions
  • To plan, coordinate and control the activities for a small team in order to achieve objectives
  • Research, communicate and implement best practice test methods that improve data quality and test field efficiency
  • Primary ownership of test automation system activity utilising AVL PUMA
  • Train and assist in training staff in test automation and best practice methods (Online and Offline)
  • Act as liaison between all customer groups by providing daily updates related to test activity
  • Recommend and justify test automation software upgrades when features become worthwhile
  • Work closely with strategic partners to drive development and ensure JLR remains competitive
  • Act as a focal point for test automation support and advice
  • Promote the technical expertise of JLR through publications and participation in external working groups
  • Support sign off new test facilities as fit for purpose
  • Control standard Test library and supply test automation solutions for internal customers
  • Develop automated test programmes, verify in test environment and document.    
  • Supporting local Health and Safety practices, risk assessments, Safe Systems of Work, 5S process etc.
  • Manage and develop the Asset Management System for the Rig Test team gauges and fixtures.
  • Lead the team in delivering test commodity designs in order to support programme targets and prove out chosen technologies
  • Follow TCC SWIM Lane process actively and update the PowerTrain Test Systems (PTS)
  • Use appropriate testing toolchain based on the test requirements.
  • Maintaining project folder structure and its content
  • Define project specific data reporting requirements and publish presentation pack
  • Lead continuous improvements projects and implementation 
  • Lead and own first line fault diagnosis of fixed facility equipment
  • Prepare training material of the standard methodology handover and training to the operations team.
  • Standardise and transfer test and methodology knowledge
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested


  • Experience of working with computer systems to enable automated test activity
  • Hand of experience on state-of-art vehicle testing software’s and tools ( example PUMA, INCA, CAMEO etc)
  • Provide technical input to engineering programs & processes
  • Significant and original innovative technical developments
  • Assist in presenting technical accomplishments – internal and external to JLR
  • Mechanical (all disciplines), Electrical, Electronics, Controls or Systems Engineer to degree level
  • Mechanical and/or electrical and/or systems design experience
  • Practical experience in mechanical, electrical and/or control systems and complex system interactions
  • Systems engineering fundamentals
  • Strong problem solving techniques and fault finding skills
  • Project planning/management
  • Technical expertise and experience of test facility and test part preparation
  • Experienced with data acquisition and control systems
  • Data analysis and reporting of test data
  • Natural problem-solver with structured approach to problem solving in a technical environment
  • The ability to validate, prepare and read engineering documents
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements, Risk Assessment, COSHH and SDS
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office competency to produce plans, presentations, graphs, process and Single Point Lesson (SPL) documents
  • Educated to Degree level in a Systems, Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic or related field
  • A full UK driving license with less than 6 penalty points, no disqualification, 2 years accident free record


  • Propulsion System performance, calibration, and certification, preferably for electric and electrified systems
  • Vehicle hardware and functionality
  • Propulsion control calibration hardware and software tools
  • Propulsion control strategy development
  • Test bed hardware and systems integration
  • Test data analysis and graphical presentation
  • Emissions legislation and engineering targets
  • Experienced practitioner of Design of Experiments testing and optimisation
  • Six Sigma, Black Belt and Green Belt Training and certification Detailed knowledge of test automation and tools
  • Experience with TS16949 or ISO9001 standards and requirements
  • Knowledge of instrument calibration processes
  • Proficient in the use and application of a programming / scripting language (C/C++, python, Java, or similar)



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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