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Senior Engineer - Closures & BIW

Apply now Job no: 503304
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Research and Development, Body Engineering

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:

The primary role is to support the lead engineer with the full design specification and compatibility to all system attributes and performance targets. This will involve interaction and co-ordination of both supplier and internal departments to deliver the commodities within the quality, cost and timing constraints identified within the programme.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Create and manage engineering releases for owned commodities.
  • Support commodity strategy activities for owned commodities.
  • Create and manage FESO documents for owned commodities.
  • Work with lead engineer to ensure commodities are engineered to quality, cost and timing targets defined by Commodity Leads, including creation of commodity timing plans and cost/change management.
  • Support programme specific failure mode prevention activities (e.g. DFMEA, QHR, and Lessons Learnt Feedback).
  • Work with lead engineer to define commodity level targets, and cascaded system level targets, and be accountable for achieving targets through simulation or physical validation.
  • Support virtual series through complete process (e.g. Grey to White)
  • Support physical build concerns from after point of containment to resolution (e.g. yellow to white)
  • Support cross functional design reviews for your commodities on a programme
  • Support assembly reviews with manufacturing Engineering to ensure build compatibility
  • Provide surface compatibility feedback for owned commodities to concept team
  • Support complex and chronic route cause analysis activities relating to owned commodities.
  • Work with suppliers to achieve manufacturing feasibility for owned commodities
  • Support design of commodities to achieve functional performance targets including mass
  • Create high quality Engineering Information Documents (EID’s) for commodities to ensure PCE, purchasing and supplier have clear understanding of what to quote / estimate.
  • Working with development team support design of bucks / rigs to support FMA activities
  • Create and manage interface matrix for owned commodities to ensure cross functional interactions are confirmed in a timely manner.
  • Create and manage application specific location strategy for owned commodities.

Qualification & Experience:

  • 2 years plus experience within automotive industry (or similar), preferably with a broad range of experience, particularly within BIW design and delivery.
  • Experience in BIW is essential, including a knowledge of relevant legislation & manufacturing techniques (e.g. SMC, Metal Pressings, castings and extrusions).
  • Good ability to clearly present information to all levels in the organisation.
  • Knowledge of NX an advantage
  • Knowledge of the AML AMPCS process would be beneficial.

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