Job Title
Design Engineer
Ref #
Date posted
Friday, March 10, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
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

The Design Engineer role will be responsible for the design and release of components on a variety of vehicle platforms. Reporting to the Chief Engineer, working on all aspects of vehicle delivery on our current and future motorsport vehicle programmes.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Design ownership from conceptual phase through to track sign off
  • Creation of jig and tooling designs in collaboration with end users
  • Verification of designs through own calculations, analysis and CAE
  • BoM creation and structuring within engineering systems
  • Work closely with Project Engineers to fulfil technical, commercial and timing targets (DFM etc..)
  • Liaison with Development and Performance Engineers to understand system performance and development direction (DVP sign off)
  • Liaison with suppliers, Manufacturing, Engineering and Purchasing teams
  • Technical design support for car build (prototype and production)
  • Represent the department in design reviews and during test and development activities if required
  • Co-ordinate design work to deliver timely design releases meeting all design for manufacture input from suppliers
  • Fault diagnosis and resolution in collaboration with the wider Engineering Team
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Motorsport design 3D model design and assembly experience
  • Strong knowledge of 3D CAD, preferably CATIA V5
  • Experience of manufacturing drawing creation and strong knowledge of tolerancing, limits and fits
  • Degree in Mechanical / Automotive / Aeronautical engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of the latest manufacturing techniques and materials
  • Understanding of GT series race car mechanical systems and layout
  • Understanding of typical design methodologies and manufacturing techniques used on GT cars
Personal Attributes

  • Strong time management capability with multiple designs being delivered in parallel
  • Must be a team player and be able to work closely with multiple stakeholders and suppliers
  • Appreciation for the need for appropriate design and manufacturing methods depending on scope and targets
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to challenges
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills