Project Engineer - Engine Component Design - PTN130
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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
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
Define and steer engine sub-system design and specifications by innovating and evolving engine concepts into production design solutions, enabling power units to fulfil attribute targets defined by the Aston Martin Lagonda product cycle plan across all vehicle platforms
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
Leadership: Steer the project teams to develop the engine sub-system design architecture of concepts and lead the sub-system design activity to deliver power units into production.
Quality: Provision that all QHR directives are captured in the concept design process to ensure robust production solutions to achieve targets.
Cost: Drive design schemes that enable programme cost targets to be realised. Including efficiencies of modular systems and manufacturing processes.
Weight: Drive design schemes that enable programme mass targets to be realised.
Function: Define engine sub-system architecture to enable engine components to fulfil the functional target specifications of the power unit attributes and the vehicle applications.
Package: Steer design engineers to achieve engine assembly static and dynamic clearance targets.
Assembly and Manufacturing: Engage and collaborate with manufacturing engineering to ensure that engine assemblies and auxiliary systems are designed to be built, and installed into vehicles, repeatedly and within required cycle time, quality and cost.
AM-Mission: Support the project leaders with design aspects for programme gateways and checkpoints.
Timing: Establish and execute virtual series plans commensurate with engine programme timing, including build phase and checkpoint deliverables.
Concerns and Change Management: Influence and verify concern design solutions.
Meetings: Chair engine sub-system design reviews and represent the sub-system in whole engine design reviews.
FMA: Technically advise to the engine sub-system DFMEA timetable and guide output actions through the sub-system design process.
FESO: Support the Project leaders to deliver FDJ and FESO checkpoints.
Benchmarking: Evaluate competitor power unit information and conduct concept studies of appropriate established and emerging technologies.
IPR: Create, protect and harness AML design and innovation IP
Qualifications and Experience
Educated to Degree level or higher in an engineering discipline, or equivalent relevant experience.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate technical expertise in gasoline engine design, with complete competence in at least one engine sub-systems to take full ownership of the sub-system design from concept to production.
Recognised as an expert in the field of engine product development and production delivery.
Extensive experience in engine product development.
Previous delivery of engine component and system designs into production.
Prior demonstration of virtual series disciplines.
CAE competency in system simulation and/or component analysis tools
Electrified powertrain and propulsion knowledge.
Vehicle engineering and packaging.
Strong negotiating and influencing skills; with peers, seniors, project and functional teams.
Advanced gasoline internal combustion engine technical knowledge
Competent CAD user (preferably including Unigraphics NX)
Confident presenter of technical information to management level internally and within external organisations.
Able to prioritise, delegate and deliver multiple tasks on a consistent basis
Be flexible and identify the necessity for extraordinary application.
Ability to communicate appropriately at all levels.
Must be self-motivated and driven to achieve results.
Providing engineering support at prototype workshops, build locations and production lines as required.
Visits to suppliers (UK and worldwide) or engine manufacturing plants when relevant to support specific issues or events.
Full Driving License & medical clearance to use high speed tracks and hot and cold environmental chambers if required to support development activities.
Salary circa: £44,000
Discount on our privilege lease scheme, either a Mercedes or Ford.
Contributory pension scheme – 3% matched for years 1 & 2, rising to double matched contributions from year 3 to a maximum employer contribution of 12%.
26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
Private Health Insurance – Single Cover.
Private Dental Plan – Single Cover.
A wide range of discounts with associated partners.
How to apply
There really has never been a better time to join Aston Martin Lagonda, with strong financial results, a significant growth plan in place, a new site nearing completion and arguably the strongest model line up in the Company’s history, so if you feel ready to take the next exciting step in your already successful career and become part of the AML family apply today for consideration
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PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier should we receive sufficient applications.
Advertised: GMT Daylight Time 23 Apr 2018
Applications close: GMT Daylight Time
26 May 2018
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