General information

Job Title
EDS Engineer
Ref #
Monday, March 27, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Electrical & Controls - Software
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
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 join McLaren Automotive EDS team to deliver all vehicle electronic/electrical systems and electrical connectivity within the EDS discipline. Support EDS project planning and deliver program deliverables. Support external resource governance.

Assist commercial supplier engagement to ensure program delivery on time and to plan. Working as the part of a small team reporting to the EDS Manager you will be required to lead all critical design activities and provide weekly progress reports / KPI’s. Lessons learnt for new programs as part of a continuous improvement.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for design delivery of Low voltage harness for all the vehicle electronics EDS technical deliverables (attributes, DVP, DFMEAs, Part Release,) of the project, in accordance to the McLaren Development Process (MDP 2) and ISO26262 requirements.  
  • Design LV electrical systems – specifically circuit design, wiring/fusing and electrical packaging.
  • Engagement with program team and EDS manager to agree program deliverables.
  • System/component delivery within an APQP, six sigma or similar framework (DFMEA, quality planning, PPAP.)
  • Deliver DoR Against “EDS” budgets for the project, in collaboration with the EDS team and VLM (Vehicle Line Manager).
  • Represent the “EDS” department within the project team. Present concerns and milestone achievements.
  • Program launch - engineering and manufacturing support.
  • Support external supplier engagement and governance
  • Support UK and overseas whole vehicle and component testing.
  • Task tracking – Weekly program status report
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience within the automotive industry or similar domain experience
  • Electronics/Electrical/EDS design deliverable awareness within automotive sector.
  • Supplier management experience.
  • Automotive EDS knowledge and experience for complete wire harness design process
  • Detailed understanding of harness DVP test processes.
  • Familiar with wire harness rework and supporting mule development phases
  • Arcadia – Harness and schematic design – Desirable
  • Mentor graphics – Capital – Vesys, Zuken E3, or industry relevant alternative with proven experience -Desirable
  • SAP – Component management desirable. (Training will be given)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant electrical qualifications with 5 years’ electrical design experience.
Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated, and ability to work as a team leader with minimal support.
  • Promote cross functional team collaboration
  • Conscientious with high attention to quality, reliability and safety.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent personal workload management.
  • Flexible approach to work tasks as priorities change.