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Engine Program Manager

Apply now Job no: 510326
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:

To be the figurehead of your Engine Program, leading the Powertrain Engineering, Purchasing, Finance, Manufacturing, Quality and Supplier Partner teams in the delivery the Engineering, Sourcing and Assembly planning of a new high performance V8 engine

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be the figurehead of your PT Program, ensuring on-cost, on-time and on-budget delivery of all Engine Attributes, Systems and Commodities, leading interaction with PT seniors and the Vehicle team
  • Maintenance of PT content definition of the program, including commodity carryover v’s new planning
  • Cascade of program rationale and targets into the wider Engine organisation
  • Ensure Lessons learned from previous projects are being appropriately applied
  • Track commodity development (including definition, design, test and release) ensuring robust delivery from the respective teams
  • Lead the Engine Programme meeting cadence and reporting both internally to PT and outwardly to Vehicle team customers and the highest levels of Aston Martin Management
  • Run the Engine Program plan, delivering robust gateway process, reporting to Head of PT Programmes & Director of PT Hardware
  • Support receiving vehicle gateways with required information, ensuring timely and robust delivery and supporting vehicle timing plans
  • Track Purchasing activity to ensure support of Engine delivery both in terms of timing and costs
  • Build and Manage the Engine Program budget (alongside finance team) covering tooling, material costs, engineering and manufacturing, ensuring that financial status is always clear and on track
  • Issue resolution and arbitration within Engine Engineering teams and across wider Powertrain and Vehicle application

Qualification & Experience:

  • Previous experience of delivering technical Engine programs
  • Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution ability, risk evaluation and decision making
  • Knowledge of Product Development Processes including scoping, requirements, sourcing, design verification, system integration, tooling, releasing and production part approval
  • Good Engineering background and solid knowledge engineering principles, ideally with a good background in Automotive
  • Knowledge of automotive quality processes (as a minimum 8D, and ideally APQP or similar)
  • Supplier management experience
  • High performance Powertrain application, especially Hybrid & Electrified PT
  • Cost reduction program experience
  • International working experience
  • Engine Assembly and Test experience
  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Experience of Program Management
  • APM/Prince2/PMi


  • 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

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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