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Project Manager - Base Engine

Apply now Job no: 503225
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:

Be responsible for on-time delivery of all engine projects across all AML programmes to cost and quality targets

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

As Project Manager, you will lead the operational activities relating to engine programmes as follows:

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  • Be the Project Manager of the Engine Commodity Team (R&D, Procurement, Finance/PCE, Logistics, Quality, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering)
  • Aligning all timing plans inside the commodity and create master project plan for the commodity
  • Escalate when master plan is not aligned with vehicle programme plan
  • To ensure on-time delivery of engine projects to cost and quality targets (QCD)
  • To be responsible for the resolution and escalation of any QCD incompatibility
  • To manage and minute Commodity Team Meetings
  • Maintain ETRS and drive the commodity team to achieve on time design freezes and releases
  • To align and maintain up-to-date information from Platform Programme team to the Commodity team
  • Regularly align commercial and timing status with the Platform Programme Manager
  • To be the main point of contact for Engine Project status
  • Facilitate and enable cross functional working across the commodity team
  • Facilitate and coordinate decision making, by identifying the key issues within the commodity, pulling the right teams together to generate the required data
  • Provide status input for Gateway events
  • Coordinate resolution of engineering Concerns (using eCMS) in a timely fashion
  • Support definition of vehicle DVP requirements
  • Track commodity DVP progress, escalate high risk issues when investment is required before test completion
  • Coordinate the TDC activities
  • SOP/Launch/build support coordination via Commodity team

Qualification & Experience:

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

  • Leadership experience in project managing automotive OEM Engine projects from concept to production
  • Knowledge of relevant vehicle legislation and certification requirements
  • Technical understanding of engine systems, including integrated electrification
  • Demonstrated experience in project managing cross-functional technical teams in automotive product development

Preferred areas of experience include:

  • Understanding of test methods
  • Understanding of design methods and quality processes
  • Understanding of hybrid and electric powertrain system functionalities
  • Understanding of NVH and driveability issues
  • Driving product development issues to a resolution
  • Experience with CAD and CAE

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