Senior Cost Engineer - Programmes

GBP36500 - GBP46500 per annum +
02 Mar 2018
01 Apr 2018
Jaguar Land Rover Limited
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

POSTING END DATE: 16/03/2018

LOCATION: Gaydon, West Midlands

ADVERTISED SALARY: £36,500 - £46,500

'This role is also eligible for other additional allowances to base salary'

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.


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.

Cost Engineering is an exciting department that plays a key role in our business; it's driven by a passion to deliver profitable growth, by partnering the business in all our operational functions. Cost Engineering provides the business with robust, relevant and timely 'Should Cost' data relating to Body, Chassis, Electrical, Powertrain and Electrification commodities, to be used across the complete Product Development cycle; supporting activities such as vehicle cost target setting, Vehicle Teardown and Value Analysis, Design to Cost and Global Sourcing.

As the Senior Programme Cost Engineer, you'll be part of a dynamic team focused on a specific vehicle architecture. You'll lead the Jaguar Land Rover Cost Management process to deliver vehicle Material and TFLE (Vendor Tooling, Facilities, Launch and Engineering) cost targets. To drive costs down, you'll manage key activities including technical optimisation through competitor benchmarking; commercial optimisation through global sourcing to 'Should Cost' target; and competitor car costing and data comparison with Jaguar Land Rover programmes. Not only that, but you'll also manage material and TFLE target setting driven from optimum 'Should Cost'; planning cost management aligned to Programme Gateways, from Kick Off to Job 1; and feature pricing strategy to optimise profit equation.

In this exciting role you'll organise and lead various key cost-related activities throughout the product development cycle. This will include liaising with Engineering,

Purchasing and Programme functions to bring together their cross-functional expertise and deliver best costs for the programme. It'll be your responsibility to support the generation and implementation of commercial and technical cost optimisation opportunities. In addition, you'll be providing clear strategic direction to the vehicle programme teams to set the business framework for Jaguar Land Rover's future global growth.


You'll have solid experience in project management, along with strong technical and commercial awareness of both production processes and cost drivers. As an excellent team worker, you'll be practised at communicating with people at all levels of an organisation, including reporting to senior stakeholders, as well as having the confidence to make strong and appropriate decisions. You'll draw on your organisational skills to prioritise your workload, and bring an analytical mindset. Finally, you'll have good knowledge of programmes like Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you will find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team. Our employees have access to a privilege car purchase scheme, membership of a competitive pension plan, performance related bonus scheme and 26 days holiday entitlement. 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.