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Head of Legislation & Certification

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Research and Development

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:

Provide Vehicle Regulatory Compliance, Certification & Market Homologation for all products and all markets worldwide.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Regulations – Lead the acquisition, distribution and implementation of regulatory requirements in the design, performance and operation of AML products.

Future regulations – Lead the monitoring & recording of regulatory changes, represent AML in regulatory change forums, digest and distribute regulatory change to the company ensuring strategy and planning activities accommodate future requirements in product plans.

Product Compliance – Lead the management and planning of product compliance activities, ensuring Type-approval and certification is demonstrated/delivered in accordance with programme plans.

Market Homologation – Lead the delivery of market homologation in accordance with programme plans and Sales targets.

Product Environmental Compliance – Lead the activities and systems that deliver and maintain product environment compliance.

Conformity of Production – Ensure that adequate controls and measures are employed to deliver Conformity of Production in accordance with the Certification requirements. Support Audit activities and Factory Inspections as required.

Processes and Procedure – Ensure that adequate procedures are created, maintained and followed that effectively & efficiently deliver product compliance, market homologation, conformity of production. Participate in the wider company processes and procedures where applicable.

Labels - Lead the delivery and maintenance of vehicle legislative labels and markings (component ownership including engineering release and the support of manufacturing process and label production).

Qualification & Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of vehicle regulatory compliance and market homologation activities.
  • Experience of effective planning and plan delivery including resource and budget planning.
  • Experience of effective process and procedure authoring and implementation.
  • Outstanding knowledge of motor vehicle systems and technology.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and confident communicator with the ability to clearly and accurately present information to all levels of the company.
  • Logical and analytical thinking with the ability to explain and/or simplify complex technical/regulatory information and compliance strategies.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving in an automotive compliance, homologation and engineering context.
  • Work independently and without supervision and direct people and operations to provide a successful outcome and a cohesive team.
  • Competent user of MS Office applications and the ability to learn and operate company specific IT systems.


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