General information

Job Title
Principal Electronics VLIM
Ref #
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Project Management
Position level
F - Principal / Senior
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

To join McLaren Automotive to coordinate the delivery of the electronics systems within assigned project(s), responsible for the hardware (ECUs) and the software components from the concept phase to the SOP + 90 days. Working as part of a matrix structure with the project manager (functional management) and the Electronics department (line management).

Principal Accountabilities
  • Responsible for all the vehicle electronics technical deliverables (attributes, DVP, DFMEAs, Part Release,...) of the project, in accordance to the McLaren Development Process (MDP) and ISO26262 requirements.  
  • Responsible for the Electronics commercial deliverables (D&D/Tooling/BOM costs) for the project, in collaboration with the Electronics department Managers.
  • Define the “Electronics” budgets for the project, in collaboration with the project responsible and Electronics department Managers.
  • Represent the “Electronics” department within the project team, reporting information, concerns and milestone achievements in the two ways (from the department to the project and vice versa).
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Team leadership within the automotive industry or similar domain.
  • Electronics architecture experience (harness, CAN/LIN protocols, ECUs, sensors) in automotive.
  • Body/Chassis and Software/Hardware project delivery experience for automotive applications.
  • Supplier partnership management.
  • Automotive market trend knowledge and experience of business model development (e.g. make vs buy).

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Series (Software/Hardware) project delivery for automotive applications.
Personal Attributes
  • Self motivated, and ability to work as a team leader without direct reporting line.
  • Promote cross functional team working and collaboration between departments 
  • Conscientious and attention to quality, reliability and safety.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent personal workload management.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.
  • Driving Licence.