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HV Systems Design Engineer

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Powertrain

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

To be responsible for concept specification, design, integration and technical ownership of HV systems for hybrid and electric vehicles across AML programmes

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 3D concept design generation of HV systems hardware
  • Creation of detailed 3D CAD models and 2D drawings of HV systems hardware
  • Package integration of HV systems
  • Tolerance studies
  • Definition of HV systems BOM, driven by CAD structure
  • Liaise with interfacing system owners and package teams ensuring compatibility
  • Work closely with component suppliers ensuring cost, mass and functional optimisation
  • Manage and maintain HV systems CAD assembly within the whole programme buck
  • Extensive liaison with internal manufacturing teams
  • Work closely with simulation team to ensure good model correlation
  • Work closely with development team to ensure functional performance and durability achieves targets
  • Releasing for prototype
  • 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 Electrified Powertrain requirements of today and the future

Qualification & Experience:

The essential areas of previous experience required to undertake this role include:

  • Design and development of HV systems hardware for hybrid and/or electric vehicles
  • Significant experience in Siemens NX CAD software
  • Experience of using Teamcenter for data management
  • Generation of 2D and 3D NX CAD in line with corporate standards
  • Simulation techniques used in the definition and validation of HV systems hardware
  • Formal releasing procedures and design change management
  • Ability to analyse and validate supplier data to identify issues
  • BOM definition and maintenance
  • Driving optimisation through analysis
  • 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
  • Assembly line and general design for manufacture considerations
  • Manage concern resolution
  • Working within an OEM environment
  • Test methods used in the validation of HV systems hardware
  • Appreciation of test instrumentation and data analysis
  • Engineering Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and/or related field
  • Preferred experience:
    • Understanding of hybrid and electric powertrain system functionalities and attributes at vehicle, system and component levels
    • Working knowledge of DFMEAs, DVPs and test activities
    • Developing design standards
    • Engineering process and a working knowledge of industry standard tool sets
    • Knowledge of relevant vehicle legislation and certification requirements for HV systems
    • Teamcentre PLM
    • Developing and documenting benchmark data
    • Component and vehicle level testing (including crash)
    • German language skills
    • Industry standard vehicle validation procedures


  • 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
  • Demonstrated experience in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise multiple inputs into succinct summary
  • Passion for the advancement of hybrid and electric powertrain and vehicle technology
  • 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

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