General information

Job Title
Chassis Graduate Engineer
Ref #
Friday, September 16, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Body & Chassis - Chassis Systems
Position level
J - 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
  • Support the delivery for all aspects of chassis systems across vehicles in current production
Principal Accountabilities
  • With the Chassis Senior Project Engineer, lead the design and development of chassis systems to ensure optimised vehicle performance and delivery of vehicle attributes.
  • Liaise with the Vehicle Dynamics team to review the targets at vehicle level and deploy them into system requirements. 
  • Liaise with the NVH and concept teams to meet the requirement of quality and system optimisation
  • Support the Chassis Systems team during the review with suppliers to identify technology and solution suitable to optimize vehicle dynamic performance
  • Support the Chassis Systems team system in the design, release, development and validation plans.
  • Support the Chassis Systems to liaise with the supply chain in association with function group buyers to ensure delivery of components and systems on schedule for all phases of prototype, pilot, pre-production and production build
  • Support the Chassis Systems team ensuring manufacturability and compliance with quality standards of all components and systems within the defined BOM through interface with manufacturing site and suppliers.
  • Develop DFM and FMEA as required.
  • Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews at various level of the business.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Excellent vehicle technology knowledge
  • Capability to predict chassis systems effect on vehicle dynamics through simulation tools (Matlab/Simulink)
  • Capability to postprocess measurement data and identify subjective/objective correlation
  • Experience with CATIA design environment
  • Experience in suspension system release management and problem solving
Personal Attributes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ambitious and self reliant.  Intrinsically self motivated.
  • Delivery focused, with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery.
  • An understanding and awareness of appropriate escalation.