General information

Job Title
Graduate Controls Engineer - Electric / Hybrid Drive
Ref #
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical and Controls - Software
Position level
I - Qualifying / Team Leader
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
9am - 6pm 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

You will actively support the specification, design, engineering & delivery of vehicle control systems including Battery Management Systems, DC/DC converter, Chargers, inverter and any other ECUs within the Hybrid and EV Systems. Interactions with Powertrain CAE team, Functional Safety (ISO 26262) and Vehicle Development are also part of the role.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Control system requirements engineering for Electric Drive / Hybrid Components
  • Control system requirements verification and base calibration via MiL and SiL simulation
  • Control issues root cause analysis
  • Control systems integration
  • Supplier management
  • On-vehicle data retrieval and analysis
  • Generating control system requirements
  • Supporting control systems delivery to all vehicle projects– to specification, on time and on budget. 
  • Working with the Functional Safety experts to deliver ISO 26262 requirements 
  • Working with the Powertrain CAE group to develop Model-in-the-Loop systems and support requirement verification.
  • Supporting external and internal project status reviews
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Proficiency in Control Systems Engineering, Simulation modelling in MATLAB/Simulink 
  • Technical knowledge of BMS and power electronics (DCDC, Inverter, HV charger) control desirable
  • Embedded systems knowledge
  • HiL (Hardware in the Loop) and Rig systems testing awareness desirable.
  • Controls, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Degree, MSc or PhD

Personal Attributes
  • Good team skills, willingness to work cross-functionally with excellent communication skills.
  • Experience in problem solving
  • An ability to adapt and learn quickly on the job
  • Well organised and delivery focused
  • Can work independently as well as collaboratively with other Engineering teams 
  • A positive, proactive attitude with a high level of self-motivation to deliver excellence.