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Senior Cost Engineer

Apply now Job no: 511043
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Vehicle Engineering

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:

A primary support function to the business, providing target costs for all the new and existing vehicle projects utilizing expertise, logic & a robust data driven approach.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducting competitor benchmarking studies.
  • Participating in Tear Down studies and costing exercises on key commodities or components.
  • Creation of “Should Costs” for all responsible products for piece & tooling, to support cost target setting activities.
  • Supporting Engineering to refine designs with a more cost-effective manufacturing process.
  • “Should Cost” to Quote evaluation – Where are the differences between the target and the quotation and why?
  • Supporting the Procurement Department, on technical challenges, when discussing quotes with the vendors.
  • Maintaining data accuracy during the product development and revising the “Should Cost” in-line with change/maturity.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Cost Engineering experience
  • Good level of IT skills especially in the Microsoft Office suite, Strong Excel skills would be advantageous.
  • Quality Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering background.
  • Broad Engineering & Manufacturing knowledge inclusive of component design.
  • Solid understanding of a Vehicle architecture & its subsequent systems.
  • Excellent problem analytical & problem-solving skills.
  • Able to use CAD Reviewer Software – Siemens Teamcenter/VIS Mockup.
  • Must have the ability to read a technical drawing.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Teamwork mindset essential.
  • Knowledge of TcPCM piece and tooling system, Schmale tooling system, FTI FastBlank software.
  • Cost structure breakdown knowledge
  • Technical and commercial awareness of bottom-up costing.
  • PPAP understanding inclusive of all elements.
  • Engineering Bachelor’s degree.

The most important part of this role is having in-depth manufacturing knowledge on how things are manufactured & finished, the associated process capability for each step and the sequential process flow applicable.

The second most important thing is the attitude and willingness to learn and apply the knowledge in a new way.

Behaviours:

  • Willingness to learn.
  • Tenacity.
  • Practical experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Analytical & logical thinker.
  • Exceptional numerical skills.
  • Good written & verbal communication skills.

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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