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Salary: £45,000-50,000 per year

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27683aj

Posted at: 10 August 2017

Expiration date: 10 November 2017

Manager - Body Development

• Provide Body Development activities to Body Engineering design and release functions.
• Coordinate all Body Development activities from level 2 targets setting & risk identification, risk assessment & mitigation, to the development of solutions for all failure modes occurring during the delivery of Design Verification Plan sign-off plan.
• To support the body engineering Programme Module Sub Teams and Programme Attribute Teams in the generation of detailed component and system level engineering targets.
• To support body engineering Programme Module Sub Teams and CAE with Body structure related development.
• To ensure all load cases are understood at a high level. To quickly and accurately define the target acceptance criteria.
• To provide proactive, creative and practical problem solving to advance the development of body engineering designs.
• To perform early failure mode detection through Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis on CAD.
• To determine risks that require physical development.
• To work with lead engineer to find optimal engineering solutions that meets target requirement.
• To analyse test failures, determine root cause and develop a robust solution that meets target requirements.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

• Contribute to engineering design activities from targets setting through development to production
• Define load cases and high level requirements for all commodities
• Define acceptance criteria
• Run CAD based Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis activity
• Identify risk for each target
• Mitigate risks by identifying optimal engineering solution for each commodity to meet target requirement
• Develop corrective solutions to test failures: analyse failure, determine root cause, implement solution
• Support Body testing activities especially during pre-Final Data Judgement buck development and Design Verification Plan delivery
• Support Design reviews from target settings through development of production parts
• Generate new concept ideas
• Define physical requirements for prototype parts and physical test activities
• Interact with Body testing on benchmarking activity to support target setting/load case activity
• Ensure all commodities meets the targets requirements
• Participate to benchmarking activities to support design & target setting
• Support the updating/writing of current/new test methods
• Support technical reviews
• Manage resource and activity development with short and long term vision for activity, resource needs, processes, budget or equipment
• Manage teams’ mid-year and end of year reviews
• Manage recruitment of team members
• Manage other administrative related activities for the team
• Manage and anticipate team workload and team members’ availabilities at any time

Qualifications & Experience

Essential:
• Engineering Degree (or equivalent qualification)
• Extensive experience in Body Engineering (body components, structures & systems)
• Experience in Engineering problem resolving (for example body components, structures & systems)
• Experience in Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
• Experience with hands-on problem solving approach
• Good technical skills (build of rigs, use of CAD drawings, GD&T)
• Good communication skills: able to communicate ideas clearly & concisely
• Capability of working under pressure
• Good spatial awareness & conceptual abilities
• Ability to manage multiple demands on time & priorities
• Excellent analytical & systematic approach to problem solving
• Ability to take decisions that minimise engineering risk in a solution
• Open-minded & lateral thinking
• Ability to lead and manage personnel
• Deadlines and timing plans based on new vehicle project timing.
• Valid driving licence

Desirable:
• Body Engineering related degree (development, performance, production processes, joining technologies for car bodies)
• Experience in Automotive industry (experience within other engineering sectors will also be considered)
• Experience in team management

The successful candidate must be able to learn quickly and integrate into a successful and dynamic team, offering strong character attributes as well as the necessary knowledge and experience above. Whilst being open-minded and a lateral thinker in the face of stiff timing and product targets. You will also be able to exhibit creative problem solving ability and commitment to meet stretch targets. Whilst being proactive and able to use your initiative with minimum supervision to produce practical solutions.


Salary: £50,000 per year

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27856jh

Posted at: 09 August 2017

Expiration date: 09 November 2017

This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract and the purpose of this role is to provide materials, project management and development services to body engineering design and release functions and overall vehicle PQ attribute management.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Responsible for development of vehicle sensory Perceived Quality processes, personnel and attribute delivery.
• Support the development of new materials.
• Support material selection, target generation, specifications to ensure robust engineering performance for all body related attributes in all real world applications of our products.
• Manage and develop body engineering test facilities for materials and body development.
• Support, where appropriate, materials testing and issue investigation across other departments – Total Value Management, quality etc.
• Responsible for the execution of all materials & body development testing and DV progression.
• Line management of body project leaders, materials team leader, body development team leader, Perceived Quality team leader, Design Verification Plan engineer and body engineering administrator.
• The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

Qualifications & Experience
• Degree in relevant subject or equivalent experience
• Extensive automotive industry experience
• Experience of Perceived Quality processes
• Experience of materials selection, testing, process development
• Experience of body development attribute management
• Experience of body development and materials laboratory facilities management
• Strong people management skills
• Able to lead strategic planning processes
• Excellent presentation skills
• Expert in MS Excel / Powerpoint
• Understanding of financial management principles
• Working knowledge of Aesthetica Perceived Quality software / Showcase
• Understanding of body mechanisms and closures durability
• Understanding of new materials technology development & testing
• Excellent organisational skills – both of self and others
• Comfortable working to deadlines and holding others to those deadlines
• Able to influence others – even when direct reporting lines are not present


Salary: £50,000 per year

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27733aj

Posted at: 10 August 2017

Expiration date: 10 November 2017

The purpose of this role is to manage the overall Restraints Systems team and lead the delivery of Restraints Systems across programmes.

• Manage Restraints Systems Team. Ensuring Restraints Systems delivery across programmes.
• Support direction and management of staff in line with department objectives set by the Senior Manager.
• Lead performance and development of Restraints Systems team members
• Support technical engineering issues resolution in line with programme targets and constraints
• Development and management of component and system level performance and quality targets/Requirements.
• Responsibility for cross programme financial management of Restraints Systems
• Liaise with and manage external Suppliers and partners
• Liaise with and support interfacing internal areas within the business
• Report status of Restraints systems at appropriate business gateways
• Ensure delivery of Restraints systems to programme targets, timing and costs.

Qualifications & Experience
• Mechanical Engineering degree (or equivalent) minimum 2.1
• Excellent knowledge of Automotive Restraint Systems
• Extensive experience in Restraints systems development
• Proven track record of achievement within Restraints Systems development and delivery
• Experience of staff line management
• Programme management experience (planning, financial and status reporting responsibility)
• Intuitive knowledge of fundamental Mechanical engineering theory
• Excellent IT skills and working knowledge of MS word/Excel etc
• Excellent problem solving abilities
• Full UK Drivers Licence and flexibility to travel in UK and overseas
• Excellent communication skills and ability to influence at all levels of organisation
• Self-starting and self-motivated with excellent organisational skills
• Able to learn quickly and integrate into a successful and dynamic team
• Ability to work under pressure
• Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to influence


Salary: £40,000-45,000 per year

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27865ms

Posted at: 10 August 2017

Expiration date: 10 November 2017

Product Cost Estimating is a key function of the Purchase Department, who provide Material, Capital (Vendor Tooling), Design and Development, and Prototype Estimates to support the following: • All new AML programs from through to to ensure all cost targets set with our external suppliers are 'value for money'. • Actively participate in the on-going TVM process to support the achievement of AML cost reduction objectives.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Cost Estimates - by analysing how much a component “should cost” to manufacture. Estimate the material used, process time, overheads and profit. Estimate comparison vs. quote & assisted Supplier negotiations with purchase.
• Benchmarking – compare similar components within the AML parts library and competitor vehicles through ‘tear-down’ exercises. Develop component cost database for benchmark analysis.
• Quotation Analysis – AML receive QAFs (Quotation Analysis Forms) from their suppliers. These should be analysed for Value for money. Through supplier visits the Estimator can confirm the content of the QAF and look for “waste” processes and commercial opportunities.
• Supplier Business Reviews – compile Supplier Business Review documentation identifying by cost driver the suppliers cost of manufacturing. To review the suppliers total business model and identify ways to reduce these costs.
• Supplier visits.
• VSM (Value Stream mapping) Cost down – together with the Supplier, the Estimator maps the current and future state maps identifying ways to improve processes and drive down costs.
• Engineering support – to provide guidance to the Engineer of the most cost effective way of producing a component. All cost down modifications must payback incremental costs within one year of introduction.

Qualifications & Experience
• Degree or equivalent in Engineering or Business would be preferable.
• Experience in a comparable role is preferred.
• Working knowledge of Excel and Word is required.
• Use of Access would be an advantage.
• Experience of the car industry or general manufacturing techniques would be an advantage.
• Full Driving license.
• Ability to negotiate and review data with all levels of Management.
• Positively represent the company when visiting Suppliers and remain professional.


Salary: £40,000-45,000 per year

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27673sw

Posted at: 11 July 2017

Expiration date: 11 October 2017

To supervise within Material Planning and Logistics / Supply Chain the successful introduction of all St Athan based new model programmes and engineering changes whilst ensuring there is no disruption to the business.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Supply Chain Launch lead for St Athan / AM800 Programme
  • Role to be based at Gaydon for period of 1 year approx. and then St Athan in mid-2018 and beyond
  • Ensure Supply Chain are ready for new model launch dates for AM800 Programme + all follow on St Athan Programmes, including build phases, Mission gateway reviews and other milestones.
  • Ensure the smooth transition of engineering changes into the business.
  • Accountable for projecting future model obsolescent material risk and then putting actions in place to minimise this.
  • Accountable for managing a team of 2+ direct reports.
  • Represent Supply Chain in all AM800 launch related meetings, ensuring all relevant parties are informed of any concerns raised and action is taken. Work with the New Model Launch Team to track build status and ensuring the correct parts are available to support the build programme.
  • Develop and report out on metrics to show the progress of launch parts into the business.
  • Co-ordinate the running of regular Open to Go meetings to identify issues and remove roadblocks to pre-production parts supply and Engineering changes.
  • To co-ordinate production parts issues between Supply Chain Material Planners and Purchasing/Procurement to ensure the correct parts are supplied for the correct build phase.

Key Performance Indicators

  • New model and model revision projects delivered on time and to budget – no impact on operational metrics such as line stops and misfits.
  • Engineering changes delivered – no impact on operational metrics such as line stops and misfits
  • Obsolescent material costs below budget.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience in new model launch introductions and engineering change is highly desirable.
  • Experience of supervision and people processes is highly desirable.
  • An awareness of Aston Martin Product Creation System / Mission would be an advantage.
  • Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, together with the ability to work accurately and efficiently, taking resourceful action during periods of considerable pressure.
  • Must be comfortable engaging at all levels of the organisation.
  • Computer Literate essential, Microsoft Excel essential.
  • Degree or Higher diploma qualified or equivalent preferable.

Salary: £48,000 per year

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27848jh

Posted at: 07 August 2017

Expiration date: 07 November 2017

The purpose of this role is to deliver specialist support to the safety attribute delivery, focusing on occupant injury assessment, and maintaining and developing state of the art safety performance in Aston Martin’s product line up.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Bring and maintain a contemporary international competency in safety CAE (interiors, trim modelling, restraints and occupant injury assessment)
• Integrate future passive safety occupant simulation requirements into the long-range product plan
• Responsible for the maintenance and development of passive safety physical tools and techniques deployed
• on all new vehicles
• Responsible for the CAE based development of passive safety performance on engineering projects
• Utilise and manage correlation activities using internal and external testing.
• Establish a reporting framework for safety simulation supporting AML Mission engineering process
• Represent this company in the international forum of passive safety modelling
• Help develop and refine safety subsystem target definition, cascade and balancing
• Support pre-concept work and archetype development on production models

Qualifications & Experience
• Good Mechanical Engineering degree (or equivalent) minimum 2.1
• Masters or PhD in Mechanical engineering (or equivalent)
• Excellent knowledge of Safety related regulations and test procedures
• Extensive experience in Passive Safety development
• Proven track record of achievement within Passive Safety development and delivery
• Extensive experience of using LS-Dyna for occupant restraints / interior trim development
• Intuitive knowledge of fundamental Mechanical engineering theory
• Excellent IT skills and working knowledge of MS word/Excel etc
• Excellent problem solving abilities
• Full UK Drivers Licence and flexibility to travel in UK and overseas
• Excellent communication skills and ability to influence at all levels of organisation
• Self-starting and self-motivated
• Excellent organisational skills
• Able to learn quickly and integrate into a successful and dynamic team
• Excellent Attention to detail
• Ability to work under pressure
• Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to influence


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