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Vehicle Engineering Leader

Apply now Job no: 508964
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Wellesbourne
Categories: Vehicle Engineering

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:

In support of the Vehicle Engineering Manager, lead the management and delivery of vehicle engineering activities

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Lead Vehicle Engineering activities taking the programmes through gateways and technical checkpoints
  • Manage engineering status through delivery and maintenance of the Platform Bandwidth Requirements and Vehicle Technical Specification
  • Ensure that vehicle targets are achieved and where required taking the lead on target setting and status evaluation activities
  • Lead vehicle engineering issue resolution including design, architecture, attribute, build and fleet issues, ensuring the required monitoring and escalation is performed through concern reviews, VIT, LCM, Start-Ups and Tech Forum where necessary
  • Lead the Vehicle Integration Team meetings and the Technical Forums when required, ensuring the appropriate cross-functional and VEM team support and input is available when required
  • Support vehicle builds, vehicle specification and bridging part definition, ensuring the vehicles are the correct pedigree for the required development activities
  • Support management and planning of vehicle DVP activities, including creating and optimizing vehicle plans
  • Together with the engineering teams, manage and report the overall DVP status to achieve the target timing and quality
  • Lead the management of golden attribute vehicles and coordination of Vehicle Evaluation Team assessments
  • As part of the product engineering delivery, check and approve releases and sheet Cs to ensure engineering integrity, attribute performance and correct quantities and spares are ordered.
  • Support the containment sign-off process against the attribute and sign-off requirements
  • Lead selected improvements to the VEM team function and/or process
  • Support in the professional development of Vehicle Engineering Co-ordinators and graduate roles

Qualification & Experience:

  • Previous whole vehicle engineering, development or testing knowledge
  • Experience of complex systems integration management
  • Proven track record of delivering robust and sound engineering solutions
  • Knowledge of engineering issue investigations and problem solving
  • Experience of working within and/or leading cross functional teams effectively to deliver viable engineering solutions
  • Previous vehicle attribute assessment experience
  • Understanding of EV & HV systems
  • Knowledge of CAD / Teamcenter

Behaviours:

  • Strong user of Microsoft Office tools particularly PowerPoint and Excel
  • Confident and authoritative presentation skills
  • Should be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Passionate about the product promoting pride throughout the programme
  • Able to build up good working relationships across a wide area of the business
  • Strong technical skills and full knowledge of engineering fundamentals
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Ability to provide technical direction and advice to all business areas
  • Strong teamworking skills are required to ensure effective communication and collaboration across functional teams
  • Open and honest communication
  • Accountable and responsible to deliver on commitments

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We understand that the incredible beauty, craft and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.  We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.  Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.

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