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Powertrain Strategy and Legislation Lead

Apply now Job no: 509501
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:

With the ever-changing Market, Customer and Legislative landscape, this role will focus on understanding of the Macro and Micro challenges to AML PT department and the definition of plans & solutions to meet these requirements.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead Powertrain medium-long term planning activity to ensure robust solutions are in place to meet all market, customer and legislative demands on AML vehicles relating to PT
  • Drive preliminary budget and timing plans to enable realisation of plans
  • Work closely with AML Product Planning department to align aspirations of vehicle and powertrain
  • Interpret and understand all Powertrain impacting legislation across global markets, including:
    • Emissions
    • OBD
    • CO2 & Consumption (including fleet requirements)
    • Noise
    • Coastdown
    • Performance
    • Functional Safety
    • Cyber Security
  • Understand competitive positioning requirements of AML vehicles and definition of solutions to achieve required performance and driveability attributes
  • Support technology strategy definition to enable compliance to requirements in all markets
  • Educate wider Powertrain organisation about content and timing requirements
  • Liaise with market specific legislative bodies to confirm interpretation and acceptance of technical solutions
  • Support vehicle Legislation and Certification team in test prep and completion
  • Interaction with PT simulation team to ensure ongoing capability requirements are understood

Qualification & Experience:

  • Demonstrable previous experience of lifecycle planning within the powertrain discipline
  • Demonstrable previous experience of understanding global legislative requirements relating to Powertrain
  • Experience of working directly with governmental legislative bodies (eg, ARB, TUV, VCA, etc)
  • Experience of undertaking certification work at both powertrain and vehicle level
  • Experience of working with Automotive industry unions/societies (ACEA etc)


  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
  • Ability to take large amounts of information/data and clarify down to a clear and simple message
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills, self-motivated, eager to take responsibility and deliver results in autonomy
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility with an ability to see bigger picture
  • Highly organized person who is process driven and can work autonomously
  • Able to arbitrate conflicts and facilitate the decision making
  • Ability to bring people together and generate aligned solutions

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