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Project Engineer - Body Electronics

Apply now Job no: 510089
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Electrical

For over 110 years Aston Martin has made the most exquisitely addictive performance sports cars.


But no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind these legends and landmarks are hundreds of dreamers, darers and doers who make extraordinary happen, every single day. That’s why the name of everyone who has ever worn our famous wings is inscribed on the wall of our factory.


As we embark on an exciting new era for the business, we need the very best people to write their own chapter on our journey to become the world’s most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand.


Join us.


Job Purpose:

Design, release and approval of Body Electronics components and systems to deliver required functionality to agreed cost, timing and quality targets.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Engineering:
    • Ensure components are designed and engineered robustly using standard engineering toolsets.
    • Support pre-production builds, ensuring build concerns are contained and resolved in the required timeframe.
    • Define requirements for owned and interfacing components.
    • Create and maintain component specifications.
    • Investigate and resolve any issues throughout lifecycle of components.
  • Delivery:
    • Lead cross-functional team to deliver components to the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements.
    • Manage software delivery to the correct quality and feature level for each integration point.
    • Ensure that the commodity meets the Feature plan at each stage to support all dependant systems (with the component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required.  Includes releasing components (BoM, tooling launch).
    • Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Validation:
    • Create & manage the commodity’s virtual & physical DV plan.
    • Ensure effective report writing to evidence component and system compliance to specification.
    • Ensure that all concerns and testing issues are robustly resolved.
    • Complete FESO (Final Engineering Sign-off) documentation for commodities.
    • The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Proven record of delivering Body Electronics (hardware and software) commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.
  • Experience with Body Electronics or similar commodities.
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. specification, 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.
  • Knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create Body Electronics components
  • Requirements writing (including use of S/W tools such as Polarion, Doors, Jama etc.)
  • Knowledge of CAN tools to diagnose vehicle behaviour and faults
  • Engineering degree or proven equivalent experience.
  • Electrical engineering degree


  • Collaboration – Collaborates with own team as well as cross-functional teams to achieve their purpose.   Passionate about team effectiveness and its delivery which is reflected in results.
  • Customer focus – always focuses on high attention to detail & demonstrates accuracy in their work.  Continually strives for excellence by critiquing own work and seeking constructive feedback from others to improve.
  • Communication – ensures communication has a clear purpose, is factual, accurate & provided at the right time.  Proactively shares information with colleagues & stakeholders.  Excellent written communication skills for requirements writing & concerns management.  Able to verbally communicate at all levels.
  • Commitment – takes ownership of objectives, work activities & behaviour, & makes informed decisions backed by data.  Monitors own projects and work activities against deadlines, holding themselves accountable
  • Continuously challenge & improve – Challenges the status quo- considers traditional ways of thinking and seeks to improve and develop them.  Actively challenges self and others in order to stimulate creative thinking and continuous improvement
  • Competent in Microsoft Office toolset.

Belong at Aston Martin

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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