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Design Engineer - Pressure Charging

Apply now Job no: 510214
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Powertrain

For over 110 years Aston Martin has made the most exquisitely addictive performance sports cars.


But no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind these legends and landmarks are hundreds of dreamers, darers and doers who make extraordinary happen, every single day. That’s why the name of everyone who has ever worn our famous wings is inscribed on the wall of our factory.


As we embark on an exciting new era for the business, we need the very best people to write their own chapter on our journey to become the world’s most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand.


Join us.


Job Purpose:

Specification, design, and technical ownership of pressure charging system hardware.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 3D concept design generation of pressure charging 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 pressure charging system hardware
  • Definition of pressure charging 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 pressure charging 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 pressure charging components in gasoline engines
  • Sizing of pressure charging system components
  • Behaviour of materials at high temperatures, component thermal protection, component temperature limits
  • Simulation techniques used in the definition and validation of pressure charging systems
  • Test methods used in the validation of pressure charging systems
  • 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 and DVPs
  • 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
  • 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
  • Teamcenter PLM
  • Developing and documenting benchmark data
  • Applicable legislation and certification requirements
  • Engineering degree or equivalent qualification


  • An inquisitive nature that will question until a technical understanding is reached
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks on a day to day level
  • Strong teamworking skills are required to ensure effective communication and collaboration across functional teams
  • Confidence to know when to challenge existing process or constraints
  • Strong technical skills and understanding of engineering fundamentals
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Cost awareness
  • A proactive, self-motivated and flexible approach
  • Able to present clearly and concisely when required
  • Open and honest communication
  • Accountable and responsible to deliver on commitments

Belong at Aston Martin

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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