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Design Engineer- Engine Cast Components - PTN132

Apply now Job no: 492591
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Wellesbourne
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

Job Purpose

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.

Remuneration Package:

  • Salary Circa £35,000
  • 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

Please click on the 'apply now' button to submit your application.

PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier should we receive sufficient applications.


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