General information

Job Title
Senior Design Engineer - Chassis
Ref #
248
Date
Monday, September 6, 2021
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
Product Development
Department
Body & Chassis - Chassis Development
Contract type
Permanent

Description & Requirements

Background

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
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. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues its desire to be “the sportscar company” we are looking for a Senior Design Engineer - Chassisto join our team. Purpose of the Role Design leadership for all aspects of Chassis across vehicle programmes (Suspension Steering Dampers Brakes Active Aerodynamic Mechanisms Powertrain Mounting).
Principal Accountabilities
Principal accountabilities Lead the design and development of components and systems to ensure optimised vehicle performance and delivery of vehicle attributes. Critically evaluate new technology opportunities for Chassis and attributes Determine strategy for platform design and engineering in collaboration with engineering manager and subject matter experts Generate ideas and solutions to complex design problems or targets Component and system level packaging and concept studies Work in collaboration with the Project Engineers to identify and specify design activity Component and system design and detailing from prototype to production to internal and external design standards including GD&T Capability to predict and manage work to project milestones and timing. Communicate progress and critical issues across the business. Check the content of designs for release against the specification the data integrity of CAD geometry and resolution of digital build concerns prior to sign-off Be the point of contact for the rest of the design community for day-to-day engineering matters Lead opportunities to reduce complexity cost and weight process improvements Technical Specifications – Ensure the design of all components meets the related Technical Specifications DFMEA – input to DFMEA requirements and ensure a robust design satisfies these Engineering Release – Meet all defined engineering release dates. At engineering release all specifications will have been checked and met weight and cost targets achieved supplier DFM fully concurred CAE output implemented materials and finish defined all fixings identified and positioned and all outstanding issues are embodied and documented at the point of release Weight – The Design Engineer must ensure the design is weight efficient weight targets are surpassed and is documented accurately. This encompasses material selection and innovative design Materials – The Design Engineer should assist the Project Engineer in specifying and controlling the materials of each component to meet target technical specifications and all legal and component DVP requirements Design for Manufacture and Assembly is a fundamental requirement of the Design Engineer role. They must have a demonstrable track record of working within a Design Team in harmony with suppliers.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Knowledge skills and experience Excellent CATIA V5 2D/3D skills. Demonstrated direct OEM Chassis design experience in Automotive industry. Excellent systems design and development knowledge. Experience in component release management and problem solving. Demonstrated experience in project management will be of benefit. Experience of high and niche vehicle (low volume) programmes. An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for measured success.
Personal Attributes
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. Notes All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation. This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder nor cover duties of a similar nature commensurate with the role which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.