General information

Job Title
Senior Brakes Engineer
Ref #
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Body & Chassis - Chassis Systems
Position level
G - Qualified 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
As the Senior Brakes Engineer you are responsible for the technical and delivery for all aspects of the brakes system across vehicles in current production.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Leading the design and development of brakes system to ensure optimised vehicle performance and delivery of vehicle attributes.
  • Working together with Vehicle Dynamics team to identify the targets at vehicle level and deploy them into system requirements. 
  • Working together with NVH and concept teams to meet the requirement of quality and system optimisation.
  • Working together with the brakes system suppliers to identify technologies and solution suitable to optimise vehicle dynamic performance.
  • Leadership, planning, monitoring and control of the brakes system development activities to guarantee project delivery in line with MDP (McLaren Development Process). 
  • Establishing and controlling system and component, design, release, development and validation plans in association with functional experts and in line with technical risk management processes.
  • Establishing and controlling supply chain in association with function group buyers to ensure delivery of components and systems on schedule for all phases of prototype, pilot, pre-production and production build.
  • Ensuring manufacturability and compliance with quality standards of all components and systems within the defined BOM through interface with manufacturing site and suppliers.
  • Reviewing and managing the brakes system engineering concerns raised in manufacturing and warranty.
  • Managing and executing design activities where necessary to support production issues and re-engineering tasks.
  • Managing projects to achieve annual cost down targets.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Excellent brake design and development knowledge.
  • Capability to predict brake effect on vehicle dynamics through simulation tools (Matlab/Simulink).
  • Capability to assess and understand chassis system effect on vehicle performance.
  • Capability to postprocess measurement data and identify subjective/objective correlation.
  • Experience with CATIA design environment.
  • Experience in brake system release management and problem solving.
  • An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for measured success.
  • Experience of automotive design and development advantageous.
  • Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree.
Personal Attributes
  • Natural leadership skills
  • Must be both a team player and team builder.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ambitious and self reliant.  Intrinsically self motivated.
  • Delivery focused, with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery.
  • An understanding and awareness of appropriate escalation.