The roles include 40 battery engineers, who will work across areas including battery cell design and software design. The other jobs span specialisms in propulsion including propulsion software, calibration and controls and electrical system component design.

The jobs will be based at JLR’s Gaydon Engineering Centre and the company’s £250m Future Energy Lab in Coventry, where JLR develops and tests batteries and Electric Drive Units (EDUs). Work here includes testing electric vehicles and batteries in extreme weather climate chambers.

“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,” said Thomas Mueller, executive director, Product Engineering, JLR.

Freddy Gunnarsson, Cell Design Manager, JLR explained it is ramping up its work, converting science into battery propulsion systems that offer its clients driving and charging experiences, expected of modern luxury vehicles. 

Applications are now being accepted at the JLR website. Its next electric vehicle to launch will be the new Range Rover Electric manufactured in Solihull.