General information

Job Title
Senior Design Engineer
Ref #
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical & Controls - Vehicle Engineering
Position level
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

To join McLaren Automotive EDS team to deliver all vehicle electronic/electrical systems including cable and electrical connectivity within the EDS discipline. Responsible for the EDS project planning, agree and deliver program targets and deliverables. Agree program design scope and support external resource planning.

Assist commercial engagement and support program targets, define program timing, deliverables and track MDP deliverables to ensure program delivery on time and to plan. Working as the part of a small team reporting to the EDS Principal Concept lead you will be required to lead all critical MDP activities and provide weekly progress reports to detail status to the Senior EDS Manager. Continuous feedback repeat issues found into new programs as part of a continuous improvement.

Principal Accountabilities

·       Responsible for design delivery for all the vehicle electronics technical deliverables (attributes, DVP, DFMEAs, Part Release,) of the project, in accordance to the McLaren Development Process (MDP) and ISO26262 requirements.

·         Engagement with program EDS manager to agree EDS commercial deliverables (D&D/Tooling/BOM costs) for the project, in collaboration with the VLM (Vehicle Line Manager).

·         Help define “EDS” budgets for the project, in collaboration with the project responsible Electronics department Managers and VLM (Vehicle Line Manager).

·         Represent the “EDS” department within the project team, reporting information, concerns and milestone achievements from the department to the project and vice versa.

·         External supplier engagement and governance

·         Jira task tracking – Man power planning

·         Tooling life cycle

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

·         Experience within the automotive industry or similar domain experience

·         Electronics/Electrical/EDS design deliverable awareness within automotive sector.

·         Body/Chassis and Software/Hardware project management experience for automotive applications.

·         Supplier management experience.

·         Automotive market trend knowledge and experience of business model development (e.g. make vs buy).

·         Catia

·         Arcadia

Personal Attributes

·         Self-motivated, and ability to work as a team leader without direct reporting line.

·         Promote cross functional team working and collaboration between departments 

·         Conscientious and attention to quality, reliability and safety.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Excellent personal workload management.

·         Flexible approach to working hours.

·         Driving Licence.

Design, development and production release of the electrical package and vehicle wiring systems.