Product Engineering - Hardware & Mechatronics Undergraduate

Jaguar Land Rover

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REQ ID: 38377

JOB TITLE: Product Engineering - Hardware & Mechatronics Undergraduate

POSTING END DATE: 31/01/20 - Jaguar Land Rover reserve the right to move the closing date at any time based on the volume of applications.

Creating the cars of tomorrow is a challenge around 40,000 passionate Jaguar Land Rover colleagues take on every day. The way cars are created and driven is changing. And we are leading that change. Our vision is for a cleaner, smarter, more connected world where autonomous, connected, electrified and shared vehicles will replace the environmentally impactful world of the internal combustion engine. Throughout our history we have always taken on the challenges of creating the most prestigious, sustainable and desirable cars. 

WHAT TO EXPECT 

Hardware and mechatronics are at the heart of all Jaguar Land Rover vehicles and fundamental in how we respond to the future challenges in the automotive industry. From the vehicle dynamics and off-road capability, which serve as key differentiators for our brands, through to the door systems and headlamps, to glazing and seats, our engineers focus on everything from mechanical design and system integration to ensure detailed execution and the highest levels of craftsmanship. 

Within Jaguar Land Rover, Hardware & Mechatronics engineering is responsible for all aspects of vehicle delivery. Defining features and attributes, integrating complex devices that control electromechanical systems and for the detailed engineering design, release and verification process that results in award winning products that provide experiences people will love for life. 

We believe in delivering outstanding customer experiences. This is supported by the creative and innovative skills of our people as well as the range of tools and processes we use. Failure mode and effect analysis is fundamental to provide safety critical, high performing and high-quality systems for our customers. Through the design and verification process you will utilise both Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) toolsets to deliver the engineering specifications, and with world class System Engineering tools assist us in designing our electromechanical control systems. 

As the customers vehicle interactions become more automated, an increasing amount of interactions with the mechanical systems are controlled with electronic modules. 

Examples of some of the exciting opportunities you may get to be involved in as an UG include: 

If you were working in Electrical Engineering you will be working with multiple teams across the organisation to understand how the electronic and mechanical systems interface with one another. You will be required to engage with stakeholders across the vehicle platform to ensure a robust interaction between the electronic modules and mechanical movement, to provide the experience our customers will love for life. This could be from moving a seat to a position personalised to the occupant every time they use the vehicle, to improving the accessibility to the vehicle by opening the door upon request. 

Or if you were working in Body Engineering, you may have a highly technical role as part of the CAE team or as part of a commodity such as seating. You will become part of a team focusing on delivering high quality engineering solutions but be required to work with many cross functional teams from design and attribute teams to purchasing and our suppliers. 

As a component engineer, you would lead some activities to make sure components are engineered efficiently optimizing quality, performance and cost. For example, you may work with the wider engineering team on full vehicle simulations and the data from physical tests. These outputs are used to understand the system performance for attributes such as crash, durability and noise, and vibration and harshness (NVH). You will identify and make recommendations for component improvements maintaining the customer’s requirements at the forefront of decision making. 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED 

Excellence runs throughout our entire business and we expect you to be the same. So, as well as working towards a degree in any engineering discipline; mechatronics; computer science/programming; physics; chemistry and Maths at 2:2 level or higher, you’ll need drive, creativity, a keen eye for detail, and a never-ending commitment to delivering results. 

Please be aware that our undergraduate placement opportunities are only open to penultimate year students (i.e. students who will be returning to their final year of study following their placement with us); or returning to university to study a Masters. 

This undergraduate programmes has a fixed start date commencing June 22, 2020 and will run for a duration of three, six or 12 months. 

REWARDS AND BENEFITS 

Your innovation and creativity will be challenged every day, as you develop a rigorous and commercially focused approach in your work. And, with on-going support from industry leading experts and continual learning opportunities, you’ll quickly realise that our programmes have been designed to be as inspiring as the pioneering vehicles you’ll help produce. 

Whichever part of the business you join your hard work and contribution deserves recognition. You’ll receive a competitive salary of around £326 per week, or £17,000 per annum. For those on placements of longer than 3 months there is a generous holiday allowance. There are a range of other benefits and regular social events so plenty of chances to make friends and have fun too. 

Play your part – apply now! 

You can find out more about our undergraduates and how they play their part on: 

Facebook – Jaguar Land Rover Early Careers 

Twitter - @JLRcareers 

Instagram – JLR Careers 

Jaguar Land Rover will not support any applications for visa sponsorship for this role and all applicants must have the unrestricted right to work in the UK for an indefinite period or be in possession of a current T4 student visa.

Jaguar Land Rover is a multisite business and our opportunities could be based at any of our UK sites.

On making your application please use your personal email address and NOT a university or school address.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunities for all.

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