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Vehicle Engineering Leader

Aston Martin

Gaydon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to aid the delivery of key vehicle attributes.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Coordination of vehicle concept layout in assistance to Vehicle Engineering Manager;
  • Work closely with attribute leaders, marketing and programme teams to enable delivery of vehicle attributes to produce product in line with expectations;
  • Support and conduct whole vehicle, attribute and system benchmarking and help to generate appropriate targets for the product;
  • Work with PMT areas to develop whole vehicle, system and component DVP that delivers robust vehicle supporting targets'
  • Work with the relevant departments to plan and execute prototype builds including number of vehicles, specification and prototype commodity plans to ensure builds are fit for purpose;
  • Work with PMT areas to ensure robust FDJ through use of virtual builds and assessment of target delivery;
  • Manage Prototype fleet and apportioning of development testing to achieve robust FEC;
  • Assist in concern resolution with engineering and attribute teams including regular reviews and reporting as required;
  • Assist with management reviews and drive assessments as required;
  • Support PMT/PMST meetings as required acting as the voice of Vehicle Engineering;
  • Attend and present in Technical Forums, programme PSTs, and other programme reviews as required;
  • Act as stand-in for the Vehicle Engineering Manager when required;
  • Take a lead role in minor model programmes including concept work and attribute lead;
  • Capable to work within tight time frames and relatively stressful working environment.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Automotive or Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent;
  • NX CAD capability would be highly beneficial;
  • Whole vehicle or complex system programme coordination/management experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of whole vehicle attributes;
  • Experience in component design, development and sign off;
  • Experienced vehicle assessor. R202 training beneficial;
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office tools particularly PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Confident and authoritative presentation skills;
  • Should be self-motivated and able to work independently;
  • Passionate about the product promoting pride throughout the programme;
  • Able to build up good working relationships across a wide area of the business, and a broad range of external technical partners;
  • Full valid UK driving license (AML Level 4 driver trained preferable).

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