Postgraduate Engineer - Powertrain Research Integration - Jaguar Land Rover - Coventry - Wizbii

Postgraduate Engineer - Powertrain Research Integration

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POSTGRADUATE ENGINEER –  Powertrain Research

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

PROJECT DURATION:  Six to Twelve Months 

LOCATION:   Warwick University, Coventry UK 

SALARY:  £15,600

POSTING END DATE:   23/09/2018



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.



Powertrain Research & Technology are responsible for delivering robust, innovative and cost-effective new technology into the Jaguar Land Rover products. The Integration team is responsible for coordinating and delivering new concept technology at a propulsion level.


On this postgraduate placement, you’ll develop the systems engineering activities of a fully integrated propulsion system comprising an Electrified Internal Combustion Engine, Hybrid function and after treatment system whilst maintaining key vehicle attributes.

As part of your role, you’ll identify key propulsion attributes (eg Performance, Emissions, Drivability, NVH, Cost), model via the most appropriate method (likely to be Simulink) the physical system and how parts of the system interact. The system will need to include using a number of different simulation tools for engine, battery and e-machine modelling and identify the most appropriate way of interfacing these into one tool, these may include CalSIM, GT Power, etc. 


You’ll identify potential opportunities for multi-physics modelling and co-simulation to optimise vehicle attributes. You’ll also run the model under a number of different vehicle use cases and identify a method to optimise the mechanical, electrical and thermal system parameters making recommendations for improvements to the existing powertrain.


By changing sub-system technologies within the powertrain you’ll be able to demonstrate the impact of technology change on the key customer attributes therefore comparing powertrain scenarios.



You must be pursuing a postgraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar and have gained project management experience.  An understanding of ICE is also essential. Experience in vehicle simulation and engine testing is desirable.


A resilient self-starter with the ability to resolve technical challenges with limited guidance, 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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