Salary: £45,000 - £48,000
Job Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Expiration date: 12 May 2018
Define and steer engine sub-system design and specifications by innovating and evolving engine concepts into production design solutions, enabling power units to fulfil attribute targets defined by the Aston Martin Lagonda product cycle plan across all vehicle platforms
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
• Leadership: Steer the project teams to develop the engine sub-system design architecture of concepts and lead the sub-system design activity to deliver power units into production.
• Quality: Provision that all QHR directives are captured in the concept design process to ensure robust production solutions to achieve targets.
• Cost: Drive design schemes that enable programme cost targets to be realised. Including efficiencies of modular systems and manufacturing processes.
• Weight: Drive design schemes that enable programme mass targets to be realised.
• Function: Define engine sub-system architecture to enable engine components to fulfil the functional target specifications of the power unit attributes and the vehicle applications.
• Package: Steer design engineers to achieve engine assembly static and dynamic clearance targets.
• Assembly and Manufacturing: Engage and collaborate with manufacturing engineering to ensure that engine assemblies and auxiliary systems are designed to be built, and installed into vehicles, repeatedly and within required cycle time, quality and cost.
• AM-Mission: Support the project leaders with design aspects for programme gateways and checkpoints.
• Timing: Establish and execute virtual series plans commensurate with engine programme timing, including build phase and checkpoint deliverables.
• Concerns and Change Management: Influence and verify concern design solutions.
• Meetings: Chair engine sub-system design reviews and represent the sub-system in whole engine design reviews.
• FMA: Technically advise to the engine sub-system DFMEA timetable and guide output actions through the sub-system design process.
• FESO: Support the Project leaders to deliver FDJ and FESO checkpoints.
• Benchmarking: Evaluate competitor power unit information and conduct concept studies of appropriate established and emerging technologies.
• IPR: Create, protect and harness AML design and innovation IP
Qualifications and Experience
• Educated to Degree level or higher in an engineering discipline, or equivalent relevant experience.
• The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate technical expertise in gasoline engine design, with complete competence in at least one engine sub-systems to take full ownership of the sub-system design from concept to production.
• Recognised as an expert in the field of engine product development and production delivery.
• Extensive experience in engine product development.
• Previous delivery of engine component and system designs into production.
• Prior demonstration of virtual series disciplines.
• CAE competency in system simulation and/or component analysis tools
• Electrified powertrain and propulsion knowledge.
• Vehicle engineering and packaging.
• Strong negotiating and influencing skills; with peers, seniors, project and functional teams.
• Advanced gasoline internal combustion engine technical knowledge
• Competent CAD user (preferably including Unigraphics NX)
• Confident presenter of technical information to management level internally and within external organisations.
• Able to prioritise, delegate and deliver multiple tasks on a consistent basis
• Be flexible and identify the necessity for extraordinary application.
• Ability to communicate appropriately at all levels.
• Must be self-motivated and driven to achieve results.
• Providing engineering support at prototype workshops, build locations and production lines as required.
• Visits to suppliers (UK and worldwide) or engine manufacturing plants when relevant to support specific issues or events.
• Full Driving License & medical clearance to use high speed tracks and hot and cold environmental chambers if required to support development activities.