General information

Job Title
Assistant Project Analyst
Ref #
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Project Management
Position level
Technician / Administrator
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday

Description & Requirements


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

The Continuous Improvement, Process & Analysis Team are central to the business’ ability to evolve and improve. Working across Product Development business areas, they proactively seek opportunities for improvement.

The Project Analysts support Programme Managers in delivery of projects, taking responsibility for data analysis in various areas including, but not restricted to; Product definition, creation and tracking of ETRS, build tracking and change management. They also play a key role in the development of new processes to help the business achieve it’s long-term business plan and vision to be ‘The Iconic Sports Car Company’.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Project Definition
    • Support BOM analysis
    • Support product specification definition and change management (TIB)
  • ETRS
    • Manage Engineering Timing release schedule data and reporting
    • Confirm critical path to VP SIP
    • Run ETRS meetings with stakeholders to encourage cross-functional collaboration.
    • Generate KPIs for project reviews and Gateways
  • Change Management
    • Create and maintain part trackers for new programmes as required.
    • Hold meetings with stakeholders to identify parts and/or commodities that either change or risk the next build phase.
    • Work with stakeholders to update timing
    • Provide regular metrics to highlight risks to the project team.
  • Build Data
    • Prototype build specifications
    • VP MPL management
    • Define BDR requirements with Engineering teams
    • BDR tracking and reporting to Job 1 (G8), supporting application of BDRs to lineside
    • Support uplift requirement definition and tracking
    • Support obsolescence data management
    • Support tracking of exception parts
  • Manage the Programme KPI Dashboard and reporting, ensuring consistency across all programmes.
  • Develop data and reporting process and tool improvements, ensuring standardisation across programmes.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Understanding of automotive and/or aerospace processes.
  • Knowledge of the Release Process would be an advantage
  • STEM Degree or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Advanced level of the Microsoft suite is essential
  • Confident presentation skills, and excellent organisation skills.
Personal Attributes
  • Passionate about the product and promote pride throughout the programme
  • Able to build good working relationships across the Company
  • Data driven
  • Be a champion of innovation, with a drive to improve processes and tools