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HV Battery Design (PHEV Battery Components)

Apply now Job no: 510825
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.


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Job Purpose:

To be responsible for design of HV battery pack components and other HV components for hybrid and electric vehicles across AML programs

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the 3D concept design generation of HV battery pack components and other HV components
  • Lead the generation of system specification, and be responsible for delivery of hardware that meets system targets
  • Responsibility for dimensioning, design and packaging of HV components and auxiliary components like brackets and fasteners to achieve target values of HV system and vehicle
  • Definition of BOM of these components, driven by CAD structure ensuring a carry-over strategy cross relevant carlines
  • Creation of detailed 3D CAD models and 2D drawings of HV battery pack HV/LV components
  • 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
  • Troubleshooting and concern resolution during build and test phases
  • Work closely with development team to ensure functional performance and durability achieves targets
  • Work closely with simulation team to ensure good model correlation for mainly electrical and thermoelectrical behaviour of battery components
  • Extensive liaison with internal HV Battery Systems team to achieve functional targets of HV Batteries focusing on electrical behaviour
  • 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 dimensioning and design of HV-connectors, HV and LV harnesses
  • 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)
  • Generation of 2D and 3D NX CAD in line with corporate standards
  • 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
  • Driving optimisation through analysis
  • 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
  • Teamcentre 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
  • Demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional teams
  • 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent presenter of technical information at all levels including to senior director level at AML and in external companies
  • Ability to organise multiple inputs into succinct summary
  • Accomplished writer of technical and project status reports
  • 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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