General information

Job Title
Compliance Engineer
Ref #
Friday, November 12, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
Total Quality Management
Position level
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

  • Working within the Compliance team in the Quality Compliance and Change Management department where you will be responsible for planning and execution of activities associated with:
  • Conformity of Production (COP) requirements, and COP Control plans.
  • Component certification to support EU, US and CCC regulatory requirements.
  • Compliance to Quality Management System requirements and IATF 16949 standard.
  • ELV/RRR/REACH compliance.
  • UKCA Marking compliance.
  • Facilitation of the Continuous Improvement (CI) process supporting all functions within the Quality department.

This is a critical role in the department ensuring the business and its products are consistently compliant to regulatory requirements and the IATF 16949 standard. Reporting to the Compliance Manager the role encompasses the independence, self-management and objectivity necessary to drive all stakeholders in the key business processes as per their responsibility and accountability. We are willing to develop new talent into the business, for this role. If you have either a relevant degree or experience in this area and you have a passion for automotive, this could be the role for you.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Create new and validate existing COP Control plans for all vehicle variants to define yearly COP Test Plan (EU/USA/CCC).
  • Plan and execute activities ensuring timely completion of the COP Test Plan.
  • Facilitate all activities related to component certification to support the achievement of EU, USA and CCC COP related requirements.
  • Creation and timely execution of the internal audit plan (conduct internal audits in line with the yearly plan).
  • Facilitate completion of all activities leading to the company certification to the IATF 16949 automotive standard.
  • Conduct component assessments in line with End of Life Vehicle (ELV), Reuse Recycle Recover (RRR) and REACH regulatory requirement and drive resolution to all follow-up activities.
  • Conduct component assessments in line with UKCA component marking regulatory requirement and drive resolution to all follow-up activities.
  • Define and generate adequate COP/ELV/RRR/REACH/UKCA/QMS compliance related reports to demonstrate progress status as necessary and communicate effectively to the business.
  • Maintain all Compliance related internal documentation in line with the requirements of the QMS.
  • Facilitate all assessments conducted by external certification bodies and authorities to ensure business compliance.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of the Compliance systems, processes and reporting.
  • Facilitate the Quality CI process and ensure adequate stakeholder engagement.
  • Define measurables and generate Quality CI progress status (KPI) reports that drive adequate actions.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  •  Previous experience in automotive industry is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of legislative requirements applicable to passenger cars including conformity of production procedures is beneficial.
  • Previous experience in Quality Management Systems and processes is beneficial.
  • Project management skills are beneficial.
  • University degree is required (Engineering or Systems degree preferred).
Personal Attributes
  • Independent and self-motivated to deliver excellence
  • Proactive approach to working.
  • Good team player and communicator.
  • Delivery focussed - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery.
  • Able to successfully influence across the organization at all levels.
  • Keen eye for heightened attention to detail.
  • Effective time management.
  • Able to prioritise effectively.
  • Process driven for continuous improvement