General information

Job Title
Quality Engineer, Projects Management (Faults Management)
Ref #
Monday, October 11, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
New Product Quality
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

As a Quality Engineer within the New Product Quality team, your focus will be the development of all new McLaren vehicles in line with Track 25. This function will see you get involved in many key areas of the product development phase (design reviews, pre-production build events, joint checks, material quality standard development, and the McLaren Faults Management process).


This is a challenging area to develop in but will give you the opportunity to work across the wider business with other key areas, such as Engineering, Supplier Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Engineering and Production. The role develops interpersonal and communication skills by challenging the ability to persuade, convince, and guide with assertion, while building important relationships at all levels both internally and externally across the business.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Vehicle Development – Quality faults reduction in the new design using lessons learned and previous model quality data, to reduce customer quality concerns
  • Faults Management Coordination process:
    • Project specific KPI reporting to ensure each project is delivering to the required parameters at each gateway
    • Faults management meeting coordination and process ownership
    • Management of the fault allocation meeting to deliver a robust QN to QCR conversion
    • Continuous development of reporting metrics using Power BI
  • Development of component and whole vehicle quality standards, working together with both engineering and supplier quality teams
  • Creation of project quality targets such as CMM, EOL, Line 3, MPA, Batch & Hold etc.
  • Management of the McLaren Product Audit (MPA) tracker and delivery of a glide path for the respective project.
  • Support delivery of the quality control plan for respective project.
  • Ensure holistic project planning and alignment across the relevant quality functions
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

·        A degree in mechanical / automotive engineering or similar (2:1 or above) or equivalent experience in a similar role.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of automotive manufacturing or similar industry.
  • 8D or Practical Problem Solving (PPS)
  • New product development experience in the Automotive Industry
  • An understanding of engineering drawings would be advantageous.
  • Statistical Analysis (SPC).
  • Working knowledge of FMEA and Design for Manufacture.
  • Project management of cross functional working groups.
  • Proven experience of working in a dedicated team environment as well as the ability to work as an individual.
Personal Attributes
  • We work in a fast-paced environment, so the ability to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought, and decisive authority is crucial.
  • You may be required to travel to off-site development facilities, within the UK and throughout Europe, therefore a flexible approach to travel is required.
  • Other traits of a successful McLaren employee will include excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and excellent attention to detail.