Senior Engineer - New Model Operations

Salary: £34,000 to £38,000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27084-aj

Expiration date: 06 June 2017


Working at Aston Martin's Gaydon facility, this role is responsible for developing and delivering quality disciplines relating to vehicle and component design, development and launch for all future vehicles within the company and the supply base. This will also involve taking leadership of module areas and suppliers to achieve program targets across a variety of commodities.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Manage the delivery of off tool, off process 100% accurate parts and final part approval for responsible commodities.
  • Confirm supplier manufacturing capacity status and ensure no negative impact to supply and quality during new model launch.
  • Work closely with our supply base to define improvement plans.
  • Work closely with PD and manufacturing to ensure robust design and capable manufacture process
  • Lead the development and implementation of quality principles internally and with suppliers.
  • Drive quality history reviews and campaign prevention related activities to ensure no repeat issues from previous models.
  • Agree the vehicle and parts quality requirement with PD, programme, manufacturing and suppliers to exceed customer expectations.
  • Practical Problem Solving at all stages of program development, including launch.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Educated to Degree level in a related Technical discipline or equivalent.
  • Proven experience of quality tools, including Supplier Part Approval Process (SPAP) and problem solving techniques.
  • Knowledge and experience of leading supplier quality improvement within new model launch or current vehicle environment.
  • Skills in reliability and robustness engineering.
  • Knowledge of Quality Tools and techniques for designs is advantageous.
  • High degree of numeracy and knowledge of statistical techniques is also an advantage.
  • Proven ability to lead cross functional team meetings and define clear improvement action plans.
  • Ability to self-manage and work under pressure to deliver quality, production and engineering requirements and thrive in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Able to apply problem solving techniques to improve process capability, repeatability and reliability at both the company’s and supplier sites.
  • Strong communication skills and a proven ability to develop good teamwork.
  • Positive and proactive approach, with ability to work well in a team to engage others in problem solving essential.
  • The candidate must be willing to travel to visit suppliers both in the UK, Europe and worldwide. A valid passport and driving licence is required.