Job Title
Design Engineer - Engine
Ref #
Date posted
Thursday, February 22, 2024
United Kingdom
Business area
Powertrain Engine
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
9am - 6pm 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

As the Design Engineer - Engine you will design engine components (dynamic parts, castings, exhaust, fuel, intake, cooling and lubrication) for high performance combustion engines. 

You will work in the Team of Engine Engineers and Technical Experts, responsible for designing parts to high quality standard and taking ownership of design and delivery of engine components on McLaren engine programmes. Interfacing with other engineering Teams, takes responsibility for integration of Engine designs with Powertrain Systems and Vehicle systems. 

Principal Accountabilities
  • Responsibility of components design, from concept to design development to delivery on time to McLaren engine programmes.
  • Liaise with suppliers and development partners, to deliver designs to defined technical specifications in line with the Powertrain & Vehicle programme timing.
  • BoM management and delivery of component and sub-system for the assigned designs in SAP.
  • Responsibility for creating & maintaining technical Specifications, DFMEAs and Design Validation Plans.
  • Takes ownership to meet cost, weight, timing and quality targets within DFM and DFA requirements.
  • Contributes to the technical assessment, integration and application of appropriate Powertrain technology.
  • Support vehicle programme attribute owners with respect to development and reporting.
  • Ensure the components interface seamlessly to the wider car.
  • Responsibility of design release in line with Engineering Timing Release Schedule (ETRS) requirements
  • Guarantee delivery of Engine components and/or sub-system for designated engine projects in line with McLaren Development Process and that Project Management KPIs are on track.
  • Cooperates with the Engine team in the execution and evaluation of results of component testing. Support powertrain & vehicle development activities including test specification, parts supply, troubleshooting and post test component evaluation.
  • Responsibility for managing and closing out technical and design concerns.
  • Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of high performance engine components and sub-systems
  • 2 years experience of engine component design, testing & production is essential.
  • Good CATIA V5 2D/3D draughting/modelling skills is essential. FEM analysis experience is advantageous.
  • Demonstrable good knowledge and understanding of GDT principals and application.
  • Competence in FEM calculation of mechanical components, both under static and dynamic loading condition is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Project management processes within SAP system is desirable.                     
  • PC literate and at ease with MS Office products.                                                                      
  • Experienced in OEM or tier one component delivery preferred.
  • Component & system design within an APQP or similar framework including FMEA, component planning and PPAP is preferred.
Personal Attributes
  • A passion for high performance Powertrain engineering.
  • Adopts a creative & thoughtful approach to concept design and solving engineering problems with good attention to detail.
  • Ability to assess feasibility of designs including design for manufacture and DFMEA input
  • A positive, proactive attitude with a high level of self-motivation to deliver excellence.
  • An engaging mind, open to new problems outside their normal comfort zone.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with design and development groups