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2 minute read - 19th March 2024

JLR creates 250 new electrification jobs

JLR is recruiting 250 new electrification engineers to work at its Gaydon and Whitley facilities. It says 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.

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JLR is recruiting 250 new electrification engineers in Gaydon and Whitley to support the development of its next generation electric vehicles / Picture: JLR

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 new roles follow a £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 / Picture: JLR

Thomas Mueller, JLR executive director of product engineering, said: “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.”

Freddy Gunnarsson, cell design manager at JLR, added: “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.”

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