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Platform Engineer - ETL014

Apply now Job no: 493337
Work type: Full Time - Contract
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Research and 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

Ownership of body electronics components including body controllers, door modules, keyless go and anti-theft alarm systems.  TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems) experience would be an advantage but is not essential.  To achieve performance, quality, cost and timing targets over the whole product lifecycle from concept through to volume production.  To understand technology trends and to propose innovative solutions for future vehicle platforms.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Manage 5 year commodity strategy & get relevant new technologies to implementation ready within agreed Function budget, resource & timing. 
  • Create engineering guideline documents and archetypes for platform and non-platform engineered components.
  • Work with application engineer & Product Cost Estimating to set platform commodity programme financial targets based on improved archetypes & strategic suppliers. 
  • Define to application engineer resource requirements (internal & external) for platform commodities.
  • Ensure platform commodities achieve the programme’s cascaded system level targets, supporting Concept reviews as required.
  • Deliver the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements to the application engineer. TDC
  • Ensure that the commodity meets the Function plan (with the component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required.  Includes releasing platform components (BoM, tooling launch).
  • Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Create & manage the platform commodity’s virtual & physical design verification plan.
  • Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Ensure that all platform concerns are robustly resolved & provide technical support for application concerns
  • Complete Final Engineer Sign Off documentation for platform commodities.                                                                   

Qualifications and Experience

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent
  • Proven record of delivering Body Electronics commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.
  • Experience gained within Body Electronics or similar commodities.
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
  • Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
  • Supplier management experience.
  • Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion.
  • Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
  • Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels

Rate: £26p/h circa

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

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

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