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Valkyrie DVP Test Engineer - QAO148 / QAO149

Apply now Job no: 493195
Work type: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract
Location: Milton Keynes
Categories: Product Development, Special Projects

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.

Job Purpose:

Vehicle Test Engineer responsible for high value test vehicle, and to lead a small team to execute DVP activity for Special Projects, Aston Martin with a key focus on the Valkyrie Programme.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Lead Vehicle Test Activity & small team of technicians to ensure test vehicle is safe & fit for testing.
  • Management of Vehicle DVP to ensure efficient & timely completion of Vehicle and Rig Test activity.
  • Management of Vehicle Preparation, Updates & Specification, both Hardware & Software.
  • Coordination of team/vehicle logistics and test parts/consumables.
  • Manage Instrumentation & data logging, to ensure quality of data, storage & access.
  • Report out of Vehicle DVP status in support of DVP lead Engineer & Vehicle DVP team.
  • Responsible for tracking & reporting of all vehicle test activity and component changes.
  • Ensure concerns are raised on relevant test issues and track progress through to closure.
  • Communication of vehicle issues & updates to other test teams or test vehicle users.
  • Support prototype builds and Instrumentation installation to ensure prototypes are fit for purpose. 
  • Be prepared to support testing outside of core hours & shift working if required.
  • Carryout development testing when required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High level of vehicle testing experience with applicable driver trained licence and permits for test locations.
  • Knowledge of, and familiarity of European Automotive test facilities.
  • Engineering Degree (or extensive equivalent experience).
  • Hands on workshop experience desirable.
  • In depth knowledge of instrumentation activities.
  • Excellent organisational skills both of self and others. Able to manage and prioritise multiple conflicting demands on time as well as the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Good level of verbal and written communication.
  • Strong MS Office Skills including Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Must be able to integrate quickly into a dynamic and successful department.
  • Highly motivated and self-starting. Happy to work under minimal supervision.
  • Punctual, professional attitude as well as being prepared to take hands on tasks with a committed to getting the job done against adversity.

Remuneration Package:

  • Circa £42,000 per annum base salary (in line with experience).
  • Ford privilege discount - Discount on new model year Ford product
  • Private Medical Cover - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost
  • Health Shield Cash Plan - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost
  • Holidays - 26 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Individual Performance Bonus (IPB)
  • Company Pension Scheme – Initial 3% company contributions rising (after two years’ service) to double-matched company contributions of up to 12%

    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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