General information

Job Title
SQA Assistant Engineer
Ref #
Monday, September 6, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
Supplier Quality Assurance
Position level
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Fixed Term Contract
12 Months
Working pattern
9am - 6pm 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. 


To ensure McLaren Automotive continues its desire to be “the sportscar company”, we are looking for an SQA Assistant Engineer to join our Supplier Quality Assurance team. 

Purpose of Role

The McLaren Automotive SQA Department is experiencing a significant level of growth as we develop our model range and launch our latest range of vehicles in to production. We are recognised as an exciting yet demanding, fast paced work environment, where you are given the responsibility for delivering project requirements from the moment you arrive.

This role offers you’re the ability to work within 1 of 3 function groups shown below for a 12mo period.    During this period, you will be trained in the fundamentals of the SQA Role (APQP/ PPAP/ Quality Concern Resolution/ Nomination Process) with the intent of developing you for your future career in Supplier Quality.

  • Powertrain, Hybrid, Powertrain systems
  • Interior, Exterior, Electrical
  • BIW, Chassis

The successful candidate will be working as part of a high performing and agile team, with direct report into the SQA Manager.  Being able to cross functionally engage with our Engineering, Purchasing, Quality, Production, Material Control and Legal Teams is a large part of the role and vital for successful delivery of our future programs.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Support the SQA Engineer and Buyer through the nomination process.
  • Support supplier audits with the SQA Engineer on new potential suppliers.
  • Support the SQA Engineer for supplier site visits, APQP reviews and reviewing PPAP submissions.
  • Support the SQA Engineer on Supplier Quality Concern containment & issue resolutions
  • Work cross-functionally with all departments to develop relationships.
  • Introduction to supplier meetings responsible for preparation of meeting agendas and meeting minutes documented with actions managed and tracked.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Qualified to Degree standard, or equivalent experience.
  • A strong, clear and confident communicator.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and demands.
  • Keen attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated to work autonomously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


Personal Attributes
  • A team player capable of working cross-functionally.
  • A self-starter with an ability to problem solve providing solutions and recommendations.
  • A desire to learn and develop with the opportunities provided.
  • The potential to succeed in a fast-paced automotive environment.
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand. 


We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  At McLaren Automotive through our people, we are constantly looking to improve, as we do with our Supercar program development.  Aspiring to become the employer of choice in a fast paced and challenging environment.

We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Mercedes Partner Car Scheme, discounts on McLaren Products, Cycle to Work Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.

We would like to hear from you if you are a result driven, highly self-motivated, exceptional and enthusiastic performer with a passion for developing a career in Supplier Quality