Vehicle Efficiency 1D Tool Developer

Job Description

REQ ID: 111570
JOB TITLE: Vehicle Efficiency 1D Tool Developer
SALARY: £45,500 - £60,200
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.


We are looking for an engineer to join us in the Powertrain System Computer Aided Engineering team. Residing within the Powertrain Systems Engineering group, Powertrain Systems CAE provides vehicle level performance and efficiency modelling across all JLR powertrain and vehicle programmes. Covering both conventional and electrified powertrains, virtual analysis is relied upon to inform critical decisions. MATLAB/Simulink-based models are used to deliver functional analyses in support of target setting, concept assessment, component selection, performance, efficiency and driveability attribute delivery, gateway status reporting and aspects of powertrain calibration optimisation.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing the modelling tools to deliver the engineering for powertrain systems with a specific focus on the development of the MATLAB/Simulink-based tool “CalSim”.

  • Leading identification of 1D PT Systems CAE tool and/or process enhancement requirements to meet current & future powertrain systems analysis needs

  • Delivery of 1D PT Systems CAE tool and/or process enhancements, e.g. analysis automation or new features introduction

  • Delivery of complementary tool and/or process enhancements, e.g. model input / NGD management

  • Work with CAE delivery engineers to ensure process documentation is maintained



As the Powertrain System 1D Tool Developer you will need to hold a relevant formal qualification such as degree or time served apprenticeship. You will need to have knowledge and experience within the automotive powertrain industry with knowledge in powertrain 1D modelling of both conventional and electrified systems.


  • Good analytical capability and breadth of CAE experience in Matlab/Simulink

  • Use of programming languages for the purposes of analysis automation

  • Proven success in complex system model development, validation and correlation

  • Experience with object-oriented programming in Matlab

  • Clearly demonstrated desire and interest in CAE model and/or code development or analysis automation

  • Previous experience and background in solving complex technical ideas and challenges

  • Able to identify and respond to the strengths and limitations of computer-based modelling and simulation

  • A strong working knowledge of conventional and electrified powertrain architectures and operating characteristics




  • Experience of Powertrain physical test and/or calibration

  • Proven P/T system analysis & optimisation experience




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.