General information

Job Title
Development Instrumentation Engineer
Ref #
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Vehicle Development
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

·         To work as part of the McLaren Automotive Development Team currently based at the McLaren Technology Centre. The role encompasses the definition and execution of all test instrumentation to our fleet of development vehicles and factory-based test rigs.

Principal Accountabilities

The Development Instrumentation Engineer will report to the Rigs and Data Acquisition Manager

and be responsible for the selection and commissioning of instrumentation and data analysis equipment on multiple parallel projects:


·         To work with other Engineers and Technicians on the integration of instrumentation into prototype & development vehicles

·         To maintain accurate instrumentation records of the development fleet vehicles

·         Confirmation of equipment calibration, including record keeping and measurement uncertainty of our master reference equipment

·         To assist with vehicle testing activities and the analysis of data using automotive tools

·         To schedule and balance conflicting workloads and demands across multiple vehicle projects

·         Test data safety (backup, synchronization, sharing etc), software updates and configuration

·         Extensive travel will be required

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

·         Must be able to demonstrate broad knowledge of current and future automotive technologies and processes

·         Able to demonstrate extensive experience of acquisition methods and technologies within the test and development arena

·         Capability to develop and create tests on new technologies where no test standard currently exists

·         Be able to apply detailed technical knowledge to the understanding of new technologies, development of engineering designs and resolution of engineering problems

·         Good understanding of automotive electrical and electronic systems

·         Vehicle CAN & LIN networking, management and diagnostic knowledge is essential

·         Automotive ethernet experience would be an advantage

·         Should have extensive experience in motorsport/prototype/low volume/high performance vehicle manufacturing, assembly and operation

·         IT literate and highly competent in the use of multiple packages and platforms

Personal Attributes

·         An energetic, driven and goal based leader with a passion for delivering challenging projects to exact and compact timescales with a significant amount of innovation and customer focus

·         Passionate about engineering and design in high performance automotive environment

·        Flexible approach to working hours and travel requirements

·        Meticulous attention to detail and strong customer focus. Main customers are the Development programmes, CVT and technician teams

·        A confident, engaging communicator, both written and verbal. Ability to communicate at all levels of the business

·        Adaptable and decisive with good initiative

·        Able to remain calm under pressure, addressing issues in a timely manner and working to resolve them methodically

·        Conscientious and committed to achieve

·        Self-motivated and the ability to motivate others