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Project Engineer: Body In White - SSD111

Apply now Job no: 492892
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

Lead the Design and Development of A-Class panels & bridging structures (less closures) for various programmes. The primary role is to lead and be responsible for the full design specification and compatibility to all system attributes and performance targets. This will involve interaction and co-ordination of both supplier and internal departments to deliver the system within the quality, cost and timing constraints identified within the programme

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Create and manage releases for owned systems
  • Lead commodity strategy activities for owned system after provisional system selection achieved
  • Create and manage FESO documents for the system
  • Co-ordinate and lead programme specific failure mode prevention activities (e.g. DFMEA, QHR, and Lessons Learnt Feedback).
  • Manage virtual series through complete process (e.g. Grey to White)
  • Manage physical build concerns from after point of containment to resolution (e.g. yellow to white)
  • Lead cross functional design reviews for your system on a programme
  • Lead assembly reviews with manufacturing Engineering to ensure build compatibility
  • Provide surface compatibility feedback for owned systems to concept team
  • Lead complex and chronic route cause analysis activities relating to owned systems.
  • Work with suppliers to achieve manufacturing feasibility for owned systems
  • Lead design of system to achieve functional performance targets including mass
  • Create high quality cost packs for system to ensure PCE, purchasing and supplier have clear understanding of what to quote / estimate.
  • Working with development team lead design of bucks / rigs to support Failure Mode Avoidance activities
  • Create and manage interface matrix for owned systems to ensure cross functional interactions are confirmed in a timely manner.
  • Create and manage application specific location strategy for owned systems.
  • Provide coaching and assistance to Engineers within the BIW team.

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum Degree level in Engineering or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience gained within automotive industry (or similar), preferably with a broad range of experience, particularly within BIW design and delivery.
  • Experience in BIW is essential, including a knowledge of relevant legislation & manufacturing techniques (e.g. Sheet Moulding Compound & Metal Pressings).
  • Experience of working in high pressure pre-production and launch situations
  • Good ability to clearly present information to all levels in the organisation.
  • Knowledge of NX an advantage
  • Knowledge of the AML AMPCS process would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge and experience of Failure Mode Avoidance techniques
  • Be a focused, highly motivated, results orientated individual who works well under pressure and can work to a given deadline.
  • Must be able to work well in a group but can also lead a team.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Driving licence, Medical clearance to drive company vehicles

How to apply

Rate circa: £28p/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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