General information

Job Title
CAS Designer
Ref #
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
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
Support the Design Team to “create breath-taking products that tell the visual story of their function”.
You'll create and release production-feasible, aesthetically-optimised surfaces that maintain design intent and are to a high quality of surface execution. Surfaces should meet engineering hardpoints and delivered to specified McLaren standards and attributes. All data to be released in time to support component production schedules and gateways.
You will also assist the creative process by interpreting 2D sketches into 3D data for design iteration and approval using CAS software in the concept and A class phases.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Technical biased role to create surfaces according to McLaren digital surfacing guidelines, standards and release procedures
  • To utilise CAS software to generate both conceptual designs utilising subD modelling tools as well as production data using Bezier and nurbs.
  • Surfaces to be checked prior to release for position, tangency, curvature and deviation from engineering/scan (SR1 - SRF)
  • Surfaces to be checked for minimum radii add assumed tool direction (SR1 - SRF)
  • Check Surfaces for centreline tangency when centreline is not at y0
  • Attend lead CAS Designer Task Allocation meeting
  • Receive Engineering hardpoint update notification from Studio Engineer with support from Lead CAS Designer
  • Retrieve input from Design with support from Lead CAS Designer
  • Maintain up to date reference data model for Zone (Alias)
  • Update zonal data daily for Persistent Digital Model
  • Send CAS surfaces to studio engineering for hard point verification as per McLaren standard.
  • Convert and send milling data to clay modellers if needed and with support from Lead CAS Designer
  • Provide any reference CAS information (e.g. points) to assist clay development
  • Support the preparation of CAS models for regular design and surface reviews
  • Provide any reference CAS information (e.g. points) to assist Physical / Digital development
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Relevant Automotive Design experience of 4-8 years
  • Product development process awareness 3-5 years
  • Degree qualified or industry experience in relevant environment
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe preferred
  • VR/AR experience preferred
  • Visualisation experience would be useful in this role.
Personal Attributes

  • Challenge Mind-set: “Keep a calm head, see the situation as a challenge not a threat.”
  • Act with Integrity: “Put the team first & represent those who have gone before and all those who will follow.”
  • High Performance Environment: “Find incremental ways to continually improve.”