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Design Engineer - Engine Fuel and Ignition Systems

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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:

Specification, design, and technical ownership of the fuel, ignition system hardware.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • 3D concept design generation of fuel and ignition system hardware
  • Generate system specification, and be responsible for delivery of hardware that meets system targets
  • Creation of detailed 3D CAD models and 2D drawings of fuel and ignition system hardware
  • Definition of fuel and ignition system BOM, driven by CAD structure
  • Chair FMEA meetings, ensure development team alignment on DVP and test activities
  • Liaise with interfacing system owners and package teams ensuring compatibility
  • Work closely with component suppliers ensuring cost, mass and functional optimisation
  • Support procurement team during supplier nomination process
  • Manage and maintain fuel and ignition system CAD assembly within the whole engine CAD buck
  • Troubleshooting and concern resolution during build and test phases
  • Work closely with development team to ensure functional performance and durability is meeting expectations
  • Work closely with simulation team to ensure good model correlation
  • Releasing for prototype procurement and production launch

Qualification & Experience:

  • Significant experience in the design and development of fuel and ignition components in gasoline engines
  • Simulation techniques used in the definition and validation of combustion systems
  • Test methods used in the validation of fuel and ignition systems
  • Minimum 3 years of 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
  • Ability to analyse and validate supplier data to identify issues
  • Working across functional teams (design, development, procurement, build and test) to deliver viable design solutions
  • Volume manufacturing processes – casting, machining, fabrication, forming, injection moulding
  • Managed concern resolution
  • BOM definition and maintenance
  • Creation of system DFMEAs
  • Driving optimisation through analysis
  • Appreciation of test instrumentation and data analysis
  • Working within an OEM environment
  • Formal releasing procedures and design change management
  • Supporting test teams with problem solving/concern resolution
  • Tracking and planning of engineering, tooling and piece costs
  • Support of production sourcing activities
  • Support of production launch

Advantageous Experience:

  • Assembly line and general design for manufacture considerations
  • In-vehicle engine bay conditions and requirements
  • Engineering process and a working knowledge of industry standard tool sets.
  • Industry standard dyno and vehicle validation procedures
  • Developing design standards
  • Teamcentre PLM
  • Developing and documenting benchmark data
  • Applicable legislation and certification requirements

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