People, SVO

Due to the bespoke nature of SVO, a more unique set of challenges is presented. However, this is what makes my role so interesting!

Suspension Geometry & Capability Senior Engineer, Harminder Narwan joined Jaguar Land Rover seven years ago, shortly after graduating from the University of Warwick with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In October 2020, Harminder joined the SVO team where she enjoys an exhilarating career on some of our most illustrious projects.

“I joined Jaguar Land Rover after completing my degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Warwick. My passion for engineering evolved from my keen interest in maths and physics at school. I loved those subjects as I enjoy working with numbers.

Joining Jaguar Land Rover soon after graduating enabled me to start my career with a very strong technical foundation.   I had the opportunity to work cross-functionally across a range of disciplines, liaising with senior stakeholders to ensure the effective delivery of my projects.

I’ve also had the opportunity to travel globally to Nitra and visit all of the manufacturing sites in the UK. I had the rather unique opportunity of being on the line to see the build for the last of the Discovery 4 and the first product from the line for the Discovery 5!  I get to see a vehicle from the prototype stage right up to production which is very unique. Successfully delivering projects has given me a huge confidence boost.

Most recently, since moving to SVO, I have worked on the project for the new Range Rover SV. This was a very exciting, fast-paced experience.  Due to the bespoke nature of SVO, a more unique set of challenges is presented. However, this is what makes my role so interesting! I am able to apply my technical and problem-solving skills on a daily basis.  At the end of a project, solving the challenges that result in a highly desirable product is very satisfying.

Delivering successful SVO projects is all about satisfying and exceeding customer expectations.   I am responsible for making sure that every vehicle that leaves our manufacturing sites, prototype or production, leaves with capable road wheel alignment, ride heights and steering wheel angles. This ensures we build the vehicle to customer expectations.

I’m very ambitious and I definitely feel encouraged and supported to work towards my goals. There is a good sense of trust in my team, and I feel empowered to make my own decisions. Irrespective of who I come across in my day-to-day activities, everybody I collaborate with is willing and helpful. Everyone is very knowledgeable and passionate which is one of the things I really enjoy.” 

Our SVO team is currently recruiting for a range of dynamic roles, find out more.