Senior Engineer - Powertrain TDC Champion
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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Product Development
Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines, is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.
Due to the significant growth Aston Martin has experienced in recent years we now benefit from being a true multi-site organisation, and as such this role could be based at a number of sites, including Gaydon, Wellesbourne and Milton Keynes
To co-ordinate departmental Total Delivered Cost (TDC) programme initiatives. The engineer will orchestrate and collate the department groups to generate cost-saving activity, whilst acting as a single point of contact for representing Powertrain Engineering to the business. It is a diverse role and would suit a candidate with a desire to broaden their knowledge of a variety of commodities as well as develop their commercial skills.
Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
The Total Delivered Cost (TDC) of AML products and services determines the fundamental viability upon which the business operates financially. Opportunities to control and reduce costs further improve the company profitability. Such initiatives should add value to AML, in both financial and product quality forms, without being detrimental to the customer.
Coordinate the Powertrain department groups to generate ideas for cost down initiatives on current and future vehicles through an application of total value management techniques; including brainstorming and workshop sessions.
Guide and measure the implementation of cost down ideas from inception through to line trial and introduction, by liaising with the component platform leaders to ensure planned introduction and cost yield targets are achieved. Represent Powertrain as the single point of contact back into the business, particularly within the TDC management forum.
Report out progress against cost down targets into weekly TDC control tower meetings and weekly Powertrain management meetings.
Ensure targets and delivery are concurred by platform managers, confirming resource and funding commitment is identified to deliver agreed initiatives.
The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the company's objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post
Qualification & Experience:
Minimum Degree level in Engineering or equivalent relevant experience. Experience within the automotive industry, preferably with a broad range of experience, ideally including Powertrain Engineering. Previous experience in applying total value management techniques to achieve cost reductions without impacting customer satisfaction. Experience of defining and delivering test plans to prove out impact of design changes on customer satisfaction
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
Good ability to clearly present information to all levels of the organisation.
Experience using CAD (particularly TeamCentre, Vis-Mock-Up and/or NX) advantageous
Knowledge of value management techniques
Experience delivering to product development processes
Knowledge of AML Mission process would be beneficial.
Knowledge and experience of Failure Mode Avoidance techniques.
How to apply:
A career at Aston Martin means joining one of the world's most respected luxury automotive brands. You have the chance to join us in a truly special working environment - fast-paced, rewarding and dynamic
Please click on the 'apply online' button to submit your application.
PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier should we receive sufficient applications.
Advertised: GMT Standard Time 19 Mar 2018
Applications close: GMT Daylight Time
22 Apr 2018
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