Job Title
Change Control Engineer
Ref #
Date posted
Friday, October 13, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Total Quality Management
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday

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

This role is required to coordinate the McLaren Automotive change process, which is applicable on changes to vehicle parts and the associated production processes. The core objective of the role is to manage and implement changes to vehicles in development and in series production that are the best-balanced solution to improving quality, protecting production plans, delivery time and the cost of McLaren Automotive products.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Implement engineering change to the product in line with the PCM processes to ensure accurate and appropriate change to McLaren Automotive products
  • Liaise closely with all departments across the business involved in the product change management process to progress changes for the vehicle project and block changes
  • Facilitate the product change management meetings to drive completion of actions from change stakeholders
  • Generate progress status reports and communicate to the business effectively including preparation of daily, weekly and monthly KPI’s and investigate all deviations from agreed standards
  • Responsible for coordinating a change control process for vehicle projects in development to ensure successful vehicle launches
  • Responsible for coordination of activities required to deliver the McLaren Automotive Block change process to allow for controlled implementation of change to vehicles in series development
  • Conduct regular process and system reviews to ensure continuous improvement of the product change management process as part of the process ownership
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Business Knowledge

  • Experience of automotive production processes including vehicle manufacturing processes and supply planning
  • Experience of vehicle product development life-cycles including prototype build phases
  • Knowledge of automotive parts and McLaren products advantageous 

Essential Functional / Technical Skills

  • Experience in Product Change Management/ Change Control
  • Experience in Product Data and Bill of Material Management
  • Degree of technical/analytical nature required or specific change control experience
  • Experience of using SAP advantageous
  • Experience of indirect stakeholder and workflow coordination
  • IT skills (MS Office)
Personal Attributes

  • Effective communicator at all working levels
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Have structured logical and analytical approach
  • Self-motivated to deliver excellence
  • Delivery focused - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
  • Ability to work within deadlines and under pressure
  • Process driven for continuous improvement
  • Team player
  • Keen/ambitious for personal development and learning
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand