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HV Battery Design (PHEV Design Lead)

Apply now Job no: 510824
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: ePowertrain

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:

To be responsible for the design of HV battery pack including the coordination of related engineering activities for PHEV vehicle applications across AML programmes

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the 3D concept design generation of HV battery pack for PHEV application in alignment with HV systems hardware
  • Lead the generation of system specification, and be responsible for delivery of hardware that meets system targets
  • Responsibility for package inside the HV battery including arrangement of cells, modules, cooling, HV-connection, and other relevant components to achieve target values of battery
  • Responsibility for integration of the battery in the vehicle
  • Coordinate + moderate cross functional engineering meetings, preparation of presentations and status reports for management
  • Creation of detailed 3D CAD models and 2D drawings of HV battery pack incl. tolerance studies
  • Definition of HV battery pack BOM, driven by CAD structure
  • Chair FMEA meetings, ensure development team alignment on DVP and test activities
  • Liaise with interfacing system owners and package teams ensuring compatibility
  • Work closely with component suppliers ensuring cost, mass and functional optimisation
  • Support procurement team during supplier nomination process
  • Manage and maintain HV battery pack and HV systems CAD assembly within the whole programme buck
  • Troubleshooting and concern resolution during build and test phases
  • Work closely with development team to ensure functional performance + durability achieves targets and legal requirements are considered
  • Work closely with simulation team to ensure good model correlation for mainly thermal and vibrational behavior of battery components
  • Extensive liaison with internal HV Battery Systems team to achieve functional targets of HV Batteries
  • Releasing for prototype procurement and production launch
  • Tracking and management of all system costs – engineering, tooling, piece. 
  • Train, coach and present technical information and share the knowledge throughout AML
  • Develop and record best practices and support development of design manuals to handle the Powertrain Electrification requirements of today and the future


Qualification & Experience:

  • Design and development of HV battery pack and HV systems hardware for hybrid and/or electric vehicles
  • Experience in designing the internals of a BEV vehicle with focus on cell/module arrangement and cooling
  • Understanding of hybrid and electric powertrain system functionalities and attributes at vehicle, system, and component levels
  • Significant experience in Siemens NX CAD software + Experience of using Teamcenter for data management
  • Knowledge of relevant vehicle legislation and certification requirements for HV automotive battery packs and HV systems
  • HV battery pack and vehicle level testing (including crash)
  • Experience in leading cross functional engineering activities (design, simulation, testing)
  • Simulation techniques used in the definition and validation of HV battery pack and HV systems hardware
  • Test methods used in the validation of HV battery pack and HV systems hardware
  • Ability to analyse and validate supplier data to identify issues
  • Working across functional teams (design, development, procurement, build and test) to deliver viable design solutions
  • Volume manufacturing processes – casting, machining, fabrication, forming, pipe and hose manufacture
  • BOM definition and maintenance
  • Creation of system DFMEAs
  • Working within an OEM environment
  • Formal releasing procedures and design change management
  • Tracking and planning of engineering, tooling and piece costs
  • Support of production sourcing activities
  • Support of production launch
  • Assembly line and general design for manufacture considerations
  • Engineering process and a working knowledge of industry standard tool sets.
  • Industry standard vehicle validation procedures
  • Developing design standards
  • Teamcenter PLM
  • Developing and documenting benchmark data
  • Engineering Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and/or related field
  • High Voltage Senior Authorised Person Qualification
  • High Voltage Live Working Qualification


  • An inquisitive nature that will question until a technical understanding is reached
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks on a day-to-day level
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills, self-motivated, eager to take responsibility and deliver results with minimal supervision
  • Experience in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to organise multiple inputs into succinct summary
  • Accomplished writer of technical and project status reports
  • Fluent presenter of technical information at all levels including to senior director level at AML and in external companies
  • Ability to challenge experts, consultants and seniors by presenting measured opinion
  • Passion for the advancement of hybrid and electric powertrain and vehicle technology

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