General information

Job Title
Quality Engineer, Total Vehicle Validation (Fault Analysis)
Ref #
Monday, August 15, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
New Product Quality
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
7:30am - 4:30pm 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 Total Vehicle Validation team, part of New Product Quality, your focus will be to carry out the analysis of problems raised that have no obvious causal owner during the new product development phase. As a Quality Engineer you will get involved in several key areas including but not limited to, design reviews, pre-production build events, vehicle dynamic shakedowns, and the McLaren faults management process.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Responsible for analysis via the application of available quality tools to provide a clear definition of issues where causal owner is not apparent, including recommendations and validation of a robust containment solution where applicable and identifying the causal owner(s)
  • Responsible for BDR approvals at Quality Engineer level within SAP
  • Cross functional working with other business areas to identify long term countermeasures along with “Lessons Learnt” for future models
  • Attend design reviews where relevant and highlight areas of concern / consideration
  • Dynamic shakedown RCA support where required
  • Support development of component quality standards based on Lessons Learnt (LeLe) and materials knowledge
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Route Cause Analysis (RCA) of concern using the McLaren Practical Problem Solving (PPS) process or equivalent e.g. Six Sigma, SPC, 8D etc.
  • 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

  • CATIA and GD&T experience
  • Working knowledge of FMEA and Design For Manufacture (DFM)
  • New product development experience in the Automotive Industry preferred
  • Data logging capability using automotive tools where required would also be a benefit
  • Previous experience of driving high performance vehicles would also be a benefit
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
  • Proven experience of working in a dedicated team environment as well as the ability to work as an individual
  • Self-starter capable of using initiative
  • Methodical approach to work with strong analytical skills