19 March 2024

  • JLR is now recruiting 250 electrification engineering roles at its Gaydon and Whitley facilities to support the development of its next generation electric vehicles
  • Recruitment drive includes 40 battery engineer roles, with skills ranging from battery cell design, software design and calibration to data science and battery validation
  • The new roles follow £250m investment in JLR Whitley’s Future Energy Lab where Electric Drive Units and batteries are engineered and tested on rigs and in climate chambers
  • As part of its Reimagine strategy, the luxury car manufacturer will offer BEV products on all its models by 2030, enabling JLR to become carbon net zero by 2039

Gaydon, UK, 19th March 2024: JLR has today announced it is recruiting 250 electrification engineers to work at its Gaydon and Whitley facilities. The roles will further propel the development of JLR’s next generation pure electric vehicles launching by 2030 under its Reimagine strategy.

Within the 250 new roles, the luxury car manufacturer is specifically recruiting over 40 battery engineering roles, working across disciplines including advanced energy storage systems, battery cell design, and cell stack assemblies, as well as hardware and software essential to battery and electrical systems. These roles will be dedicated to JLR’s next generation vehicle architectures.

These additional roles will strengthen JLR’s core competencies in battery cell chemistry, design and systems, reinforcing a modern BEV value chain covering Agratas’ Somerset gigafactory which will supply cells to JLR as the main anchor customer.

The remaining roles span specialisms in propulsion, including propulsion software, calibration and controls, HV system integration, electrical system component design and more. Aspects of the roles will also focus on improving fast charging experiences for JLR clients.

All 250 roles are now live and accepting applications online for global candidates with the relevant skills.

The roles will be based at JLR’s Gaydon Engineering Centre and the company’s £250m Future Energy Lab in Whitley, Coventry, where JLR develops and tests batteries and Electric Drive Units (EDUs). This facility enables JLR to rapidly test electric vehicles in extreme-weather climate chambers, reducing emissions associated with sending fleets of prototypes around the world.

The realisation of our Reimagine strategy is dependent on our investment in people and technology. As we continue to invest in our facilities, we are now seeking very talented people to help us develop advancements in propulsion technology that will underpin our next generation modern luxury vehicles.’

Thomas Mueller, JLR Executive Director of Product Engineering

We are ramping up our work, converting cutting-edge science into battery propulsion systems that offer our clients unique driving and charging experiences, expected of modern luxury vehicles. This is an exciting opportunity for battery chemistry experts to help define the next generation of electrical powertrains.

Freddy Gunnarsson, JLR Cell Design Manager

The next electric vehicle to launch will be the new Range Rover Electric manufactured in Solihull, UK, for which clients can join the waiting list.

Future Energy Lab Engineer
Future Energy Lab Engineer
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Propulsion pictures
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FEL image

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Notes to Editors

Candidates can find out more about JLR’s propulsion roles by visiting the propulsion website here. There are 47 roles listed on the website, each accepting multiple places per application to work within the propulsion engineering space. 

About JLR

JLR's Reimagine strategy is delivering a sustainability-rich vision of modern luxury by design.

We are transforming our business to become carbon net zero across our supply chain, products, and operations by 2039. We have set a roadmap to reduce emissions across our own operations and value chains by 2030 through approved, science-based targets. Electrification is central to this strategy and before the end of the decade our Range Rover, Discovery, Defender collections will each have a pure electric model, while Jaguar will be entirely electric. 

At heart we are a British company, with two design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an engine manufacturing centre, and a battery assembly centre in the UK. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria, and Slovakia, as well as seven technology hubs across the globe.   

JLR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors Limited, part of Tata Sons.