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Head of Engine and Drivetrain System Design

Apply now Job no: 505442
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:

Manage the department and provide technical direction to active powertrain projects.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership across projects, trouble-shooting technical issues, driving changes when necessary
  • Liaison with external technical partners, challenging design direction and developing working relationship
  • Ensure strong cross functional working across internal Powertrain teams – Simulation, Test, Powertrain Systems, Calibration
  • Resource and headcount planning
  • Recruitment, training, team development through coaching and mentoring
  • Ensure the right resource is in place to support live projects
  • Approval of engineering releases
  • Support creation of project resource profiles and project costs
  • Support the Senior Manager with department strategic direction
  • Development of design processes

Qualification & Experience:

  • Solid, extensive and thorough of experience in engine and drivetrain design roles (typically this will be 15+ years)
  • Management of engineering design teams
  • Professional development of team members
  • Working across functional teams
  • Successful delivery of turbocharged gasoline engine projects to production
  • Volume manufacturing processes – casting, machining, fabrication, forming
  • Failure investigations and problem solving
  • Managed concern resolution
  • Managing and developing external engineering resource
  • Following and supporting a production launch
  • BOM management
  • Driving optimisation through analysis
  • Close collaboration with test teams, understanding instrumentation and data analysis
  • Working within an OEM environment
  • Formal releasing procedures and design change management

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