Senior Cost Engineer - Software

10 Oct 2017
09 Nov 2017
Jaguar Land Rover Limited
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Consultant, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

POSTING END DATE: 09/10/2017
ADVERTISED SALARY: £36,500 - £46,500
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.

LOCATION: Gaydon, Warwickshire


Every product. Every process. Every environment. Our vehicles continually set the benchmark for luxury, innovation and performance thanks to our unrivalled commitment to infinite detail. Join us within our Purchasing teams, and you'll be the driving force behind it all.

The Cost Engineering function is an integral part of the Purchasing Department and is responsible for ensuring the correct use of Jaguar Land Rover funds appertaining to all aspects of the supply chain in line with product aspirations. Cost Engineering is an exciting department that plays a key role in our business; it is driven by a passion to deliver profitable growth, by partnering the business in all our operational functions.

In this technically orientated role, you'll provide the business with robust, relevant and timely 'should cost' estimates and analysis. This will be relating to any part with integrated software, supplied for use in the production of Jaguar or Land Rover vehicles, be they current or future models. You'll support the Purchasing team in their negotiations with suppliers, working closely with Design Engineers as a business advisor. Having the knowledge to influence relevant programmes and commodity directions with regards to software uses within the car will be expected. You'll be tasked with identifying and supporting the implementation of opportunities to reduce software costs and be the subject matter expert for software within the Cost Engineering Team.


This very niche role will require an engineering background in software architecture and software design (experience of C++, java script, HTML5, Linux, QNX). You'll have an understanding of design and resource of the build and release process for large-scale software projects. Experience of Software Toolset design and definition will be required, and this will include budgetary planning around toolsets and the associated maintenance. You'll have an appreciation for the software development life cycle through both waterfall and agile development. A good all-round knowledge of standard computer programmes will be important along with previous experience of project management in large-scale software development.


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 a 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 opportunity for all.

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