CAD modelling prototype lead

Job Description


REQ ID: 118135
JOB TITLE: CAD modelling prototype lead
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 29/09/2023
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.




Opportunity to join the engineering team within Design Model Operations as a lead/specialist within the cad modelling team. We are looking for someone who has a proven track record in in the design and engineering of physical model properties, A leader who can inspire and provide guidance to others within the team and lead complex model types through the department. You shall Primarily work within Prototype build for selected JLR Vehiclles.




In the role of a Computer Aided Design Modelling Lead, you will be the driving force behind turning imaginative concepts into tangible designs. Working collaboratively with our multidisciplinary team of engineers and designers, you’ll employ your expertise of CAD software to accurately craft intricate 3D models and detailed technical drawings that define the next generation of automotive innovation. You shall be entrusted with a crucial role in steering our design vison, leading an expanding team, mentoring skilled CAD engineers, orchestrating the creation of intricate 3D models and precise technical drawings that define the essence of our vehicles.


You shall be responsible for ensuring all modelling by the data modelling team meets the CAD modelling standards set by the department, providing CAD modelled solutions for complex engineering parts.


Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for sign offs with all relevant parties on all assets

  • Give design direction to the data modelling team in terms of build methodology and process

  • Liaise with facility/department leads to get buy into design methodology and agree ROM




  • Previous experience with Catia V5 or similar software platform.

  • Previous experience within Prototype / model build

  • Previous CNC programming and machine operation experience

  • CDRM, ACM, C&M, speedfoam design experience

  • Previous experience of leading design teams




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 JLR 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 JLR, 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.


JLR is committed to equal opportunity for all.