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Project Engineer - Exhaust Systems

Apply now Job no: 503298
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Powertrain

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:

Project/design lead of Exhaust Systems & Finishers for all AML future/current programmes/product. (100% Exhaust Finishers / 50% Exhaust System content)

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Project/design ownership of cold end exhaust & finishers, across multiple vehicle / powertrain platforms & applications following AML product creation processes.
  • Definition of muffler system, acoustic control, sensors & finishers specification.
  • Ensure component designs achieve L&C, IPR, quality, performance, function, cost & timing targets.
  • Define / maintain & apply component archetypes, design manuals & standards.
  • Lead concept system / component selection & supplier commodity selection.
  • Manage internal/external resource in delivery of 3 / 2D CAD.
  • Ensure CAD designs achieve failure mode avoidance, design for manufacture, service & logistical requirements.
  • Supervise, check & approve engineering drawings ensuring correct application of GD&T / quality & AML drafting standards.
  • Generate bill of materials.
  • Generate prototype & production engineering releases.
  • Perform analysis & data judgement in line with final engineering sign-off requirements.
  • Create & maintain system / component timing plans.
  • Create & maintain system / component cost.
  • Lead quality history reviews (QHR), failure mode avoidance (FMA) & design verification planning activities (DVP).
  • Support all virtual verification activities including package, CAE analysis & virtual builds.
  • Lead cross functional external supplier liaison through the inclusion of engineering, procurement & quality teams.
  • Lead cross functional internal core team / design reviews.
  • Support prototype & production builds.
  • Ownership of related concerns & containment activities.
  • Support testing of system & components (virtual / physical).

Qualification & Experience:

Previous experience essential to undertake this role.

  • Experience required of OEM Exhaust Systems at component, system & vehicle levels
  • Technical design knowledge using 1st principles of Exhaust Systems
  • User knowledge - Siemens PLM TeamCentre
  • Knowledge of CAE techniques & their application within Exhaust Systems
  • Knowledge of Exhaust System validation – virtual & physical
  • Knowledge of automotive product creation systems & timing
  • Knowledge of automotive failure mode avoidance tools & techniques
  • Knowledge of manufacturing tools, techniques, processes & materials
  • Supplier management
  • Broad knowledge of Powertrain & Vehicle engineering components, attributes & functions
  • Awareness of future emissions legislation & it’s specific application to exhaust system design
  • Capability to cost estimate completed system, based on surrogate quote benchmarking
  • Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent qualification / experience
  • Siemens PLM TeamCentre


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