Senior Engineer - Engine Component Design - PTN132
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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Categories: Product Development
Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire 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.
Define and steer engine component 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: Take ownership of individual component engineering 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 component designs that enable programme cost targets to be realised. Including efficiencies of modular systems and manufacturing processes.
Weight: Drive component designs that enable programme mass targets to be realised.
Function: Define engine component designs to fulfil the functional target specifications of the power unit attributes and the vehicle applications.
Package: Design components to achieve engine assembly static and dynamic clearance targets.
Assembly and Manufacturing: Engage and collaborate with manufacturing engineering to ensure that engine components and auxiliary systems are designed to be built, and installed into engines, 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: Contribute engine sub-system design reviews.
FMA: Technically advise to the component DFMEA timetable.
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
Demonstrate technical expertise in gasoline engine design, with proven competence in component design from concept to production.
Extensive experience in engine product development.
Previous delivery of engine component 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.
Accomplished writer of technical and project status reports.
Ability to prioritise and deliver multiple tasks on a consistent basis whilst able to communicate appropriately at all levels
Self-motivated and driven to achieve results.
Able to challenge experts and seniors and present measured and just proposals
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.
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
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PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier should we receive sufficient applications.
Advertised: GMT Standard Time 12 Feb 2018
Applications close: GMT Standard Time
18 Mar 2018
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