Weights-Body SME

Job Description

REQ ID: 112480
JOB TITLE: Weights-Body SME
SALARY: £42,500 - £56,200
POSTING END DATE: 31/03/2023
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.




Increased levels of electrification bring new challenges in terms of vehicle mass and mass properties, from both a legislative and competitive perspective.  This position will play a key role in mapping, forecasting and influencing Jaguar Land Rovers strategy roadmap to ensure weight optimised, vehicle efficient solutions are championed onto new and existing vehicles, with a focus on Weights-Body commodities. Leveraging technology, material and manufacturing choices to best deliver weight efficiency onto new and existing programmes.  


Key Performance Indicators


  • Body systems weight benchmarking and futuring assumptions aligned and agreed with relevant stakeholders

  • Commodity Strategy inputs aligned and agreed with stakeholders for all key Body commodities

  • Manage stakeholders and keep the component owners and domain leads engaged

  • Stay abreast of legislative changes that impact vehicle mass with a particular focus on Body & safety related standards, requirements and legislation

  • Drive impactful results in reducing vehicle mass by passionately driving the philosophy of lightweight design through all of the Jaguar Land Rovers commodity teams





As a Weight-Body System Matter Expert, you will align weight benchmarking and futuring assumptions at vehicle, CoC and commodity level. You shall manage the competitor intelligence and futuring activities in support of target setting across all new vehicle programmes and architectures. Within this role, you shall be expected to help strategies our continued improvement to the technology, industry and global trends into the weight futuring process. You will support in our Commodity Strategy Review process, ensuring relevant weight focus and aligned targets and benchmark data are met, ensuring strategic alignment between cost, quality, efficiency and other vehicle attributes are achieved.

Within this role, you will have involvement in the creation and delivery of Technology roadmaps to close weight gaps, linking relevant research activities through onto programmes. You shall grow our understanding of key enablers for weight reduction across commodities and attributes, focussing on standards and requirements which currently drive extraneous mass into our vehicles. Working within cross functional teams you will support studies into new technology proposals to ensure the best outcome for vehicle mass and mass properties, working closely with the progression of weight attributes.


Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:



  • In-depth knowledge and technical expertise in Body design, technologies and complex systems which significantly impact vehicle mass and vehicle efficiency.

  • Analytical skills including the ability to conduct complex research into new technologies and manufacturing systems and tools to deliver weight efficient design solutions

  • Ability to effectively explain complex ideas, confidently presenting these to senior stakeholders

  • Degree or relevant equivalent experience preferred




  • Knowledge of Agile framework and practices

  • An understanding of vehicle mass and mass properties and the interactions with other attributes

  • Whole vehicle knowledge



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.