General information

Job Title
CAD Designer
Ref #
Monday, September 11, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Perceived Quality
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Contractor to Permanent
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.

Purpose of Role

As the PQ Gap and Flush Plan Coordinator, it will be your role to work on all vehicle programmes, to create, manage, and maintain the gap and flush plans and the CAD sections at key stages of the programme, based on best-in-class leading targets. 

We are looking for a talented individual with a background in engineering to help us execute our vision for vehicles with a higher sense of worth.

Principal Accountabilities

Weekly activities will include several planned discussions with the PQ Specialist about different areas of the car, making sure the Gap and Flush values are up to date. On occasion you will be expected to attend PQ sign-off reviews that impact the Gap and Flush Targets and assist the PQ Specialist. The PQ Gap and Flush Plan Coordinator reports to the Perceived Quality Attribute Manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

You will need to be degree-qualified with a high level of achievement. You will require very good CAD and MS Office Skills, understanding of 2D drafting. You will be direct responsible for the creation of sections and section cutting planes using Catia V5 and update the specific documents. The role demands a consistent attention to detail for a long period of time. Previous experience in automotive and the ability to understand tolerance analyse and dimensional control will be of benefit. Also, you will require the ability to adapt to new tools and the use of CATIA (v5/v6) as the role progresses and as the Gap Plan development process changes.  Basic knowledge of VRED is a bonus. Your knowledge of the English language must be good (at least European C1 level).

Personal Attributes
  • Analytically intelligent, highly organised and able to prioritise tasks.
  • Motivated, is positive, able to focus for long period of time.
  • Curious, resilient, acts with integrity.