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Design Engineer – HVAC

Apply now Job no: 509107
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:

Lead design of HVAC System components for all AML future/current programmes/products.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design ownership of HVAC System components across multiple vehicle / powertrain platforms & applications.
  • Ensure component designs achieve L&C, IPR, performance, function, cost & timing targets.
  • Define / maintain & apply component archetypes, design manuals & standards.
  • Lead concept system /component selection.
  • Create 3 / 2D CAD utilising Siemens PLM TeamCentre & NX Software.
  • Manage external resource in delivery of 3 / 2D CAD.
  • Ensure CAD designs achieve failure mode avoidance, design for manufacture, service & logistical requirements.
  • Generate bill of materials.
  • Create, check, approve engineering drawings ensuring correct application of GD&T / quality & AML drafting standards.
  • Generate prototype & production engineering releases.
  • Perform analysis & data judgement in line with final engineering sign-off requirements.
  • Create & maintain system / component timing plans.
  • Create & maintain system / component cost.
  • Support quality history reviews, failure mode avoidance & design verification planning activities.
  • Support all virtual verification activities including package, CAE analysis & virtual builds.
  • Lead cross functional external supplier liaison through the inclusion of engineering, procurement & quality teams.
  • Lead cross functional internal design reviews.
  • Support prototype & production builds.
  • Ownership of related concerns & containment activities.
  • Support testing of system & components (virtual / physical).

Qualification & Experience:

  • Proven experience required of HVAC Systems design at component, system or vehicle levels
  • Technical design knowledge using 1st principles of Cooling &/or Refrigerant Systems
  • CAD System In-depth user knowledge - Siemens PLM TeamCentre & NX Software.
  • Understanding of CAE techniques
  • Knowledge of HVAC Systems DVP & its application
  • Knowledge of automotive product creation systems & timing
  • Knowledge of automotive failure mode avoidance tools & techniques
  • Knowledge of manufacturing tools, techniques, processes & materials
  • Supplier management
  • Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent qualification / experience


  • Strong technical skills
  • Strong teamwork & collaboration skillset, self-motivated & able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Fluent presenter of technical information at all levels including internal senior director level & external companies
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Accountable and responsible to deliver on commitments

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We understand that the incredible beauty, craft and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.  We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.  Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.

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