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Project Manager - Transmission and Drivetrain

Apply now Job no: 503164
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
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.

Job Purpose:

Be responsible for on-time delivery of all transmission and drivetrain projects across all AML programmes to cost and quality targets.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

As Commodity Leader, you will lead the operational activities relating to transmission and drivetrain programmes as follows:

  • Be the Project Manager of the Transmission and Drivetrain Commodity Team (R&D, Procurement, Finance/PCE, Logistics, Quality, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering)
  • Aligning all timing plans inside the commodity and create master project plan for the commodity
  • Escalate when master plan is not aligned with vehicle programme plan
  • To ensure on-time delivery of engine projects to cost and quality targets (QCD)
  • To be responsible for the resolution and escalation of any QCD incompatibility
  • To manage and minute Commodity Team Meetings
  • Maintain ETRS and drive the commodity team to achieve on time design freezes and releases
  • To align and maintain up-to-date information from Platform Programme team to the Commodity team
  • Regularly align commercial and timing status with the Platform Programme Manager
  • To be the main point of contact for Transmission and Drivetrain Project status
  • Facilitate and enable cross functional working across the commodity team
  • Facilitate and coordinate decision making, by identifying the key issues within the commodity, pulling the right teams together to generate the required data
  • Provide status input for Gateway events
  • Coordinate resolution of engineering Concerns (using eCMS) in a timely fashion
  • Support definition of vehicle DVP requirements
  • Track commodity DVP progress, escalate high risk issues when investment is required before test completion
  • Coordinate the TDC activities
  • SOP/Launch/build support coordination via Commodity team

Qualification & Experience:

The essential areas of previous experience required to undertake this role include:

  • Leadership experience in project managing automotive OEM Transmission and Drivetrain projects from concept to production
  • Knowledge of relevant vehicle legislation and certification requirements
  • Technical understanding of Transmission and Drivetrain systems, including integrated electrification
  • Demonstrated experience in project managing cross-functional technical teams in automotive product development

Preferred areas of experience include:

  • Understanding of test methods
  • Understanding of design methods and quality processes
  • Understanding of hybrid and electric powertrain system functionalities
  • Understanding of driveline system dynamics, NVH and driveability issues
  • Driving product development issues to a resolution
  • Experience with CAD and CAE
  • Engineering Degree in Mechanical, Automotive, Electrical, Electronic and/or related field


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