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Powertrain Mechanical Development – Air, Fuel & Exhaust

Apply now Job no: 510720
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Powertrain

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:

Deliver Air, Fuel and Exhaust development and validation testing in accordance with component & vehicle development plans. To robustly prove out product attribute targets. Support vehicle programme timing, cost and quality across all AML projects.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Define component and system targets with Design Team
  • Create and maintain test procedure
  • Create and own component, system and vehicle DVP
  • Plan and execute mechanical development / performance development testing
  • Responsible for supplier validation and integrity of supplier DVP
  • Lead problem solving investigation that occur during development programme
  • Become integral part of vehicle team to follow integration of air/ fuel and exhaust systems into the powertrain
  • Work closely with build teams to ensure optimized instrumentation layout/requirements
  • Work closely with virtual validation teams to guide analysis and correlation to test results
  • Analysis and interpretation of physical test results to correlate simulation and validate design function
  • Optimization of current test procedure and data analysis tools
  • Develop close working relationships with the external partners
  • Work closely with calibration team to ensure correct/reliable performance
  • Support PT Systems S.E.T Team as an active member

Qualification & Experience:

  • Extensive experience in hands-on powertrain testing / development roles
  • Failure investigations and problem solving
  • Managing and developing external engineering resource
  • Driving optimization through analysis
  • Close collaboration with design and simulation teams, understanding data analysis and design process
  • Working across functional teams effectively to deliver viable design solutions
  • Managed concern resolution
  • Working within an OEM environment
  • Prior demonstration of testing budget and timing management
  • Italian language skills
  • Industry standard dyno and vehicle validation procedures
  • Astute project control including resource planning, timing, milestones, and meeting disciplines
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent qualification, strong background in powertrain development
  • Industry related courses – HV electrification safety awareness


  • Strong technical skills and understanding of engineering fundamentals
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Ability to provide technical direction to the project design engineers
  • Strong teamworking skills are required to ensure effective communication and collaboration across functional teams
  • Cost awareness
  • Independent, proactive, working on own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Open and honest communication

Accountable and responsible to deliver on commitments


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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