Postgraduate Engineer - Powertrain Research Design and Optimisation 29625 - Jaguar Land Rover - Coventry - Wizbii

Postgraduate Engineer - Powertrain Research Design and Optimisation 29625

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POSTGRADUATE ENGINEER –  Powertrain Research Design

PROJECT START:  As soon as a successful candidate is found. 

PROJECT DURATION:  Six to Twelve Months 

LOCATION:   Whitley/Warwick University, Coventry UK 

POSTING END DATE: 18/09/2018



This project is offered to those who are pursuing a postgraduate degree (at least MSc or equivalent) as a part of the Research Postgraduate Placement Scheme. All placements are offered on a fixed term contract and must complete within twelve months, or sooner if specified in the start and completion information as part of this specification. You will agree with your manager on a suitable start and finish time and project objectives aligned with your technical interests and business needs. Students must already have a Right to Work in the UK visa for the complete duration of the placement, and be able to undertake 40 hours per week, each week, for the duration of the project


An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.



The Design and Optimisation team work within Powertrain Research & Technology to deliver robust, innovative and cost-effective new technologies into the future generations of Jaguar Land Rover products.

We are challenged by both legislation and market competition to push the efficiency of combustion engines higher than ever before. Your placement will deliver a key aspect of this; helping us reduce internal friction through the potential use of lower viscosity oils.


You will need to investigate and analyse existing petrol engine components, systems, and operating conditions in order to understand the factors that drive engine lubricant viscosity requirements. Using this knowledge you will then be responsible for proposing and designing changes to key components and systems which enable the use of these lower viscosity oils; as well as managing the delivery of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) verification and comparisons between different oil operating viscosities.



You must be pursuing a postgraduate degree in Engineering or Science, with experience of internal combustion engine components and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. A good working knowledge of petrol engine components, oil material properties, and engine oil systems is desirable, as is experience with CATIA & TeamCenter software.

You’ll be a resilient self-starter with the ability to resolve technical challenges with limited guidance using a strong project management capability. You’ll be able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to new ideas and inputs.



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.



Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunities for all.

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