Job Type: Permanent
Expiration date: 07 February 2018
Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire 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.
The purpose of this role is to deliver Electrical & Electronics application commodities and represent platform commodities in the programme team.
Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Business Planning:
• Define the Electrical & Electronics Function’s change content in response to the Strategic Evaluation Letter. Work with Product Cost Estimating to set commodity Financial targets based on defined archetypes & strategic suppliers.
• Support Programme Manager and Concept Leader to balance performance and cost targets.
• Define programme’s Electrical & Electronics engineering resource requirements (internal and external).
• Work with Concept Leader to ensure that platform commodities and functional archetypes are applied, and that Function commodities integrate effectively with other commodities to achieve overall vehicle targets.
• Use external engineering partners as required to deliver non-platform commodities in line with the functional archetypes and engineering guidelines, using Electrical & Electronics Performance Engineers to ensure system level targets are achieved.
• Ensure platform commodities are delivered (by platform engineers) to achieve the programme’s cascaded system level targets.
• Co-located with Programme Manager, collaborates with cross-functional programme team including application engineers from other Functions, Vehicle Performance & Concept, Purchasing, Manufacturing & Quality to deliver the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements.
• Plan Electrical & Electronics Function programme delivery to achieve the VPP.
• Ensure that platform engineers & external engineering partners achieve the plan (with their component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required. Includes releasing application components & driving ETRS for platform components.
• Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
• Creates & manage the Function’s virtual & physical DV plan.
• Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
• Ensure that all concerns are robustly resolved. First port of call for build issues. Includes resolving concerns on application components & driving concern resolution for platform components.
• Complete FESO documentation for application commodities, drive completion for platform commodities.
• Guarantees the functional & technical delivery of the system to the project.
Qualifications & Experience
• Engineering Degree or equivalent
• Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent
• Proven record of delivering Electrical or Electronics commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.
• Experience of more than one of the following commodities is preferred: infotainment, audio, cluster & displays, tracker & e-call, antennas, switchgear, lighting, camera & PDCs, body electronics, power management, EDS
• Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
• Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
• Proven management of outsourced projects
• Supplier management experience
• Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion
• Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
• Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
• Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems.
• Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
• Confident presenter
• Microsoft project experience is desirable
• Excellent financial management skills
• Must be able to manage large workloads in a high pressure environment and prioritise accordingly.
• Must be able to project manage and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team.
• Ability to lead and inspire a team
• Able to communicate confidently and clearly
• Able to set and deliver targets
• Strategic thinking and decision making skills
• Resilient and driven to succeed; goal orientated
• Strong technical focus, high quality mindset.
• Clean driving license
• Travel may be required, UK & overseas.
A career at Aston Martin means joining one of the world's most respected luxury automotive brands. You have the chance to join us in a truly special working environment - fast-paced, rewarding and dynamic
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