General information

Job Title
Aerothermal Engineer
Ref #
91
Date
Friday, September 17, 2021
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
Product Development
Department
Design Execution
Contract type
Permanent

Description & Requirements

Background

No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role
No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars. With innovation at the core of all we do every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues its desire to be “the sportscar company” we are looking for an Aerothermal Engineer to join our team. Purpose of the Role You will be responsible for the aerodynamic development of our road cars using a combination of CFD wind tunnel and mule vehicle testing to investigate concepts and complete design validation against programme targets. You will also develop CAE methodologies to aid concurrent engineering of our highly integrated road cars. This role is part of the Aerothermal department which likes to support an innovative and collaborative atmosphere therefore we are interested in a diverse background of talent and experience.
Principal Accountabilities
Principal Accountabilities Use a mixture of CFD wind tunnel and mule testing methods to develop the vehicles aerodynamics to meet programme targets for down force drag thermal heat transfer and the airflow through radiators brake ducts and HVAC ducts Work in continual collaboration with Styling Concept Design Engineers and Functional Groups to develop feasible and innovative solutions for meeting programme targets Communicate aerodynamic progress and critical issues to programme management and the Chief Engineer Support continual development of the departments methodologies to reduce design times improve accuracy and increase the level of cross-function/attribute design integration
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Knowledge Skills and Experience Required First-rate Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering degree Strong understanding in aerodynamic fundamentals Creativity and ability to develop ideas from first principles Knowledge of the CFD technique with excellent understanding of modelling requirements for external aerodynamics – STARCCM+ preferred Experience in wind tunnel and/or mule vehicle testing and strong understanding of measurement methods and data post processing Experience in freeform surfacing using a 3D CAD system – CATIA V5 preferred Relevant Automotive experience of high-end or niche vehicles of benefit however not essential
Personal Attributes
Personal attributes: The ideal candidate is an individual with a strong passion for automotive who wants to learn is willing to be challenged and wants to get first rate experience. Must be a team player and be able to work closely with project and lead engineers as well as with suppliers. Flexibility and adaptability are key to become a leading member of our team. Good verbal and written communication skills. Proactive well organized diligent and reliable. Would like to get opportunities to continue with McLaren in the future. We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees. It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.