General information

Job Title
Electrical Technician
Ref #
Thursday, January 12, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical & Controls - Software
Position level
J - Technician / Administrator
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

The key elements of the role are to ensure that the development vehicle activities are supported from an engineering perspective, through harness manufacture, data acquisition, fault diagnoses and platform software updates to allow a smooth transition into a successful running platform.  This will involve the assembly and testing of prototype components, along with identification and reporting of electrical/electronic faults and working with engineers to resolve problems.

Principal Accountabilities

Reporting to the Software Testing Principal Engineer, you will be responsible to support the rapid prototyping and test benches development and maintenance to support SW validation\development on a variety of systems and platforms across programmes.

Main accountabilities include:

  • To manufacture and repair Automotive and System 25 type Harnesses.
  • Rapid prototyping activities to support the validation software team development
  • Test Benches and rig manufacture
  • To work with Engineers and Technicians with the integration of systems onto vehicles, commissioning and rectifying electrical faults where necessary.
  • To assist with vehicle activities using tools such as CANape, Monaco, ATLAS, CANalyzer).
  • To provide training and support to other team members.
  • Maintain & control use of testing assets (e.g. CAN cases, Monaco dongles) by the wider engineering team.
  • Travel might be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Practical knowledge of vehicle wiring with the ability to manufacture and repair automotive and other harness types.
  • Knowledge and the ability to apply electrical physical aspects.
  • Experience of Electric or Hybrid vehicles
  • Knowledge of CAN bus architecture.
  • Knowledge of CAN based tools used in fault diagnoses, platform software updates and data logging.
  • Knowledge of and understanding of control systems.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office especially Excel and maintenance of VB macros.
  • CATIA product development platform or similar.
Personal Attributes


  • Ability to quickly articulate ideas to both function groups and team members, written or verbally in a precise, concise, professional manner.
  • Ability to tactfully challenge peers without alienating them.
  • Adaptable and flexible in communication styles to effectively transfer key and complex information tov others of varying degrees of knowledge and experience.

  • Seek ideas and inputs from colleagues to make best use of team expertise.
  • Proactively share knowledge and findings with others.

Planning and Organization:

  •  Work unsupervised in a manner which represents the McLaren brand.
  • Adept at managing multiple concurrent and complex work streams.
  • The dedication and commitment to drive activities to completion.

Problem Solving:

  • Identify issues and take a proactive approach to dealing with them.
  • Think creatively to produce workable ideas and novel solutions.

Continual Improvement:

  • Manage own development and performance.
  • Strive to improve and keep knowledge and skills up to date.
  • Have a passion for the work.