General information

Job Title
Design Engineer, Hybrid Electrical Systems
Ref #
Monday, September 13, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Powertrain Hybrid
Contract type

Description & Requirements


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Purpose of Role
Job Title: Design Engineer Hybrid Electrical Systems Department: Powertrain – Hybrid Reporting to: Engineering Manager or Principal Engineer Hybrid Electrical Systems (HES) Responsible for packaging detailed design & release of HES components (eMotor MCU DCDC convertor Charger HV Harnesses bracketry and associated cooling systems) on all vehicle projects from concept to production ensuring the design supports system technical specifications. .
Principal Accountabilities
Key Responsibilities: Programme specific HES conceptual and detail design including routing package studies supporting design releases and 2D drafting. Supporting vehicle integration design reviews and supporting Hybrid electrical systems design reviews. Principal Accountabilities: Work alongside Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and Hybrid Control Systems (HCS) project engineers to package HES components on new powertrain architecture and installations progressing concepts through to executing detailed designs for prototype and production release and manufacture. Create CAD models and assemblies utilising best practice surfacing solid modelling and harness routing techniques Understand and support the package constraints for the HES. Working with HES suppliers Concept teams & Digital Mock-Up team (DMU) to ensure programme specific technical and package targets are met and to deliver detailed designs on time to predetermined quality cost and weight targets within DFM requirements. Support links with external organisations such as universities research organisations etc. on collaborative research projects that will help McLaren deliver innovation in HES technologies where appropriate. This would include research projects collaborating with the Engineering Manager/Principal Engineer of HES and Head of Hybrid to exploit such opportunities. Work with the other designers and the HES supplier to achieve efficient innovative and lightweight designs. Ensure design solutions deliver systems that meet attribute targets in NVH thermal durability visibility & performance related attributes (power emissions and response). Ensure the HES components interface seamlessly to the wider car including structural interfaces Wiring Body Harness Cooling components & body panels. Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews. Provide support on HES technical risk management to ensure project delivery optimised vehicle performance and delivery of hybrid system attributes. Guarantee HES delivery to the specific vehicle programme requirements including: Support Hybrid System FMEA System and HES components DVP. Support HES planning timing & delivery including design release ECR/ER in line with engineering timing release Strategy (ETRS) requirements development and validation plans. Support Robust concerns resolution. Vehicle build & development support. Support delivery of HES for all projects in line with MDP (McLaren Development Process) and that Project Management KPIs are on track.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Knowledge skills and experience A good level of technical knowledge & experience of HES design test & production delivery. Excellent HES mechanical design packaging & release preferred. Good CATIA V5 2D/3D skills with GD&T application experience. Understanding of MCUs eMotors Chargers DCDC convertors Functional Safety and High Voltage harnessing. Design / implementation high or low voltage electrical distribution systems within the HES Support execution of HES DVPs FMEA and DFM plans. PC literate and at ease with MS Office products. Experienced in OEM or tier one component delivery. Qualifications and Training Mechanical Electrical/Electronic or Automotive Engineering Degree 2:1 or above.
Personal Attributes
Personal Attributes: Technical knowledge in Hybrid Electrical System engineering. Good team skills willingness to work cross-functionally with excellent communication skills. 1-2 years automotive design and development experience. Good component design and development knowledge. Support component release management and problem solving. An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for measured success. A passion for high performance HES engineering. Collaborative working with ESS Energy Storage Systems) HCS (Hybrid Control Systems) teams to deliver world class Hybrid Systems. A positive proactive attitude with a high level of self-motivation to deliver excellence. Ambitious and self-reliant intrinsically self-motivated. Well organised and delivery focused – with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery. Capable of representing a world class automotive brand. Notes All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation. This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder nor cover duties of a similar nature commensurate with the role which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager