General information

Job Title
Senior Change Control Engineer
Ref #
Friday, October 28, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Total Quality Management
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
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

This role is required to assistant manage the McLaren Automotive change processes and the product change management team.  The term “change” in this context applies to vehicle parts and the associated production processes. The core requirement of the role is to supervise a team of engineers and coordinators who implement changes to vehicles in development and in series production. It is the role of the PCM team to manage a process that implements changes which are the best-balanced solution to improving quality, delivery time and cost of McLaren Automotive products.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Optimise the performance of the PCM processes through leadership of Change Control Engineers and Change Control Coordinators.
  • Conduct day-to-day reviews with the Product Change Management team members to ensure progress is on-track with project and series changes. Support issues raised by the PCM team, cover absences and increased workload demand where required.
  • Responsible for the delivery of continuous improvements to the PCM processes as part of the PCM department’s process ownership role.
  • Oversee the Implementation of engineering change to the product in line with the PCM processes to ensure accurate and appropriate change to McLaren Automotive products.
  • Liaise closely with all departments across the business involved in the product change management process to progress changes for the vehicle project and block changes
  • Chair product change management meetings to drive completion of actions from change stakeholders
  • Generate progress status reports and communicate to the business effectively including preparation of weekly and monthly KPI’s. Investigate deviations from agreed standards.
  • Oversee the coordination of the change control process for vehicle projects in development to ensure successful vehicle launches
  • Oversee the coordination of activities required to deliver the McLaren Automotive Block change process to allow for controlled implementation of change to vehicles in series development
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Experience of automotive production processes including vehicle manufacturing processes and supply planning
  • Experience of vehicle product development life-cycles including prototype build phases
  • Knowledge of automotive parts and McLaren products advantageous


Essential Functional / Technical Skills

  • Experience in Product Change Management/ Change Control
  • Experience in Product Data and Bill of Material Management
  • Degree of technical/analytical nature required or extensive specific change control experience
  • Experience of using SAP advantageous
  • Experience of indirect stakeholder and workflow coordination
  • IT skills (MS Office)
Personal Attributes
  • Supervisory skills
  • Effective communicator at all working levels
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Have structured logical and analytical approach
  • Self-motivated to deliver excellence
  • Delivery focused - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
  • Ability to work within deadlines and under pressure
  • Process driven for continuous improvement
  • Team player
  • Keen/ambitious for personal development and learning
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand