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Senior Engineer - Body Development - SSD149

Apply now Job no: 492851
Work type: Full Time - Contract
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

Job Purpose:

Identify, highlight and support the mitigation of significant failure modes using virtual and physical tools across a selection of body commodities, systems and attributes pre-tooling kick off. Ensure accurate and appropriate targets are an integral part of the product creation process for each programme, from concept to delivery, using a combination of experience, lessons learnt, benchmarking and an awareness of relevant industry research/best practice

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Active involvement in engineering design from target setting through development to sign-off
  • Support design reviews for body components, systems and attributes
  • Work with component owners to define high level requirements, load cases and acceptance criteria
  • CAD based failure mode detection
  • Develop corrective solutions
  • Generate new concept ideas
  • Update and create target documents and test methods
  • Active involvement refining correlation between virtual and physical systems/targets
  • Support component, sub-system, system and whole vehicle test analysis
  • Communicate research results and support technical reviews
  • Write reports, presentations and deviations
  • Prepare design briefs for pre-prototype/development parts
  • Raise engineering concerns
  • Undertake benchmarking activities to support design and target setting
  • Design of test rigs/physical bucks
  • Maintain and update Design Verification Plans across Body Engineering systems
  • Identify opportunities to increase detailed technical knowledge within Body Engineering
  • Support commodity development across the wider business as applicable

Qualifications and Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree (or equivalent qualification)
  • Previous experience of Product Development beneficial
  • Experience of using Team Centre and Vis Mock-up advantageous (though not essential)
  • Experience in Automotive industry desirable (although other disciplines will be considered)
  • Ability to manipulate and interpret data, spot trends, anomalies and outliers
  • Broad understanding of vehicle architecture and manufacturing processes
  • Analytical and systematic approach to problem solving
  • Ability to understand/balance engineering risk and prioritise workload with minimal supervision
  • Appreciation of technical & practical workshop skills (build of rigs, use of CAD drawings, GD&T)
  • Knowledge of Rapid Prototyping techniques/applications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to stay motivated under a variety of pressure and time constraints
  • Understanding of deadlines, timing plans and build phases based on new vehicle project timing
  • Interest in future industry trends, technology, research and legislation

How to apply

Rate circa: £26p/h

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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