General information

Job Title
Powertrain Designer - Engines
Ref #
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Powertrain Hybrid
Contract type

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
 Reporting to the Engine Design Manager he/she will design engine components (internals castings auxiliary components ..) for high performance combustion engines She/He will work in the Team of Engine Engineers and Technical Experts responsible for designing part to high quality standard and taking ownership of design and delivery of Engine components and subsystems on McLaren Engine Programs Interfacing with other engineering Teams takes responsibility for integration of Engine designs with Powertrain Systems and Vehicle systems As part of a highly dynamic team influencing concepts and delivering the application of existing & new technology on exciting new products.
Principal Accountabilities
- Detailed knowledge for high performance Engine components and sub-systems 
- Responsibility of components design from concept to design development to delivery on time to McLaren engine programs 
- Liaise with suppliers and development partner 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 FMEAs and DVP
- Takes ownership to meet cost timing and quality targets
- 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 ETRS requirements Guarantee delivery of Engine components and/or sub-system for designated engine projects in line with MDP (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 and to support powertrain & vehicle development activities and vehicle manufacturing launch & planning
- Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews
- Provide clear communication inside and outside the engine Team
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- A good level of technical knowledge & experience of high performance engine component & system design test & production 
- Advanced CATIA V5 2D/3D draughting/modelling skills including FEM analysis 
- Good knowledge and understanding of GDT principals and application 
- Competence in FEM calculation of mechanical components both under static and dynamic loading condition is considered a bonus 
- Knowledge of Project management processes within SAP system is a plus 
- PC literate and at ease with MS Office products 
- Experienced in OEM or tier one component delivery 
- Component & system design within an APQP or similar framework including FMEA component planning and PPAP Qualifications and Training Engineering Degree 2:1 or above
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
- Excellent feasibility assessment skills including design for manufacture and DFMEA input 
- A positive proactive attitude with a high level of self motivation to deliver excellence. Well organised and independent – able to work constructively with minimal supervision
- An engaging mind open to new problems outside their normal comfort zone
- A willingness to engage in debate and discussion
- Empathy a willingness to listen and see others’ points of view
- Ability to communicate clearly with design and development groups 
- Ambitious and self reliant - intrinsically self motivated
- Good team skills willingness to work cross-functionally
- Well organised and delivery focused – with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
- Capable of representing a world class automotive brand 
- Able to remain focused under pressure 

 Notes All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation. This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder nor cover duties of a similar nature commensurate with the role which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.