REQ ID: 82394 JOB TITLE: Designer, Special Operations SALARY: £33,100 £43,000 POSTING END DATE: 31/08/2022 LOCATION: Gaydon We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Working towards the creation and delivery of exterior and interiors for Special Projects (Bespoke, One-Off builds and LE’s), this role will be responsible for the creative processes at the earliest stage of a project, through to the co-ordination of feasible solutions, and releases for tooling manufacture.
This is a creative role with involvement in the creation of new SV variants, through the development of virtual and physical design properties to the highest level of maturity and refinement and execution through the production surfacing process
You’ll be creating, developing and delivering bespoke builds, and one off special projects. You’ll be acting as a deputy to the Design managers, and leading on their specific interior or exterior project and act as the single point of contact for other functions or stakeholders. Further key accountabilities and responsibilities include:
Supervise a team of designers and modellers Developing and Coaching the Design team Regularly presenting to Design Directors Create new ideas and challenge conventional thinking in problem solving Liaise cross-functionally to ensure two-way communication on project feasibility Develop the virtual and physical design properties of their specific project, to the highest level of maturity and refinement Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Essential knowledge, skills, and experiences for this role include:Proficient illustration and visual evaluation skills to visually and verbally communicate ideas and solutions. Proven experience of aesthetic judgement of surface, surface juxtaposition and appearance Broad knowledge of engineering and production techniques and processes, and strong market / business acumen Previous experience of the generation of designs for production and concept vehicles, including experience of visualising and communicating design solutions in 2D and 3D Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred Essential IT skill – high level of Photoshop ability Proven experience of leading projects Strong level of organisational skills
Desirable knowledge, skills, and experiences for this role include:Strong IT skills, particularly with Design related systems, e.g. ALIAS / VRED / Power-Point Strong understanding of surfacing requirements Previous experience of the automotive industry, including competitor and market awareness Some experience or knowledge of all design roles, from concept generation to production ready design delivery Worked on a project to production stage
It’s essential that you’re an individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable, who works independently, is results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment. Alongside this, further essential requirements include:
An individual with the capability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with medium term planning A resilient and enthusiastic who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas An effective team player, actively develops and supports team members An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style An individual with a strong Design-lead approach, willing to promote and stand up for Design amongst other stakeholders
SO WHY US?
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 performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.
This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage.
Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.
Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.