General information

Job Title
Senior Designer - 6 month FTC
Ref #
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Position level
F - Principal / Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Fixed Term Contract
6 months
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
You'll “design breath-taking products that tell the visual story of their function”. You will create ‘clean sheet’ concept & production ready design solutions compatible with concurrent engineering exercises to the McLaren Design Process (MDP) & program timing. You will also lead the exterior or interior delivering to the Design Strategy & business’ requirements.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Lead an exterior or interior design project team to deliver the design vision/strategy. 
  • Produce high impact content for senior presentations. 
  • Run & set the agenda of weekly Design Review(s) and minute feedback/actions. 
  • Input into resource and timing discussions G0-G4, as required. 
  • Work within the wider CMD, CAS, Clay & Engineering teams; to present feasible design solutions to Function Group representatives and Senior Management for sign-off. 
  • Reconcile design intent, quality & manufacturing feasibility with aerodynamics, engineering and commercial requirements. 
  • Communicate progress and critical issues to the Principal Designer. 
  • Attend program and engineering reviews on behalf of Design. 
  • Attend surface reviews on behalf of Design. 
  • Allocate secondary tasks to team members, such as preparing review content. 
  • Offer input into the creation and update of design standards & process. 
  • Input into Design Strategy. 
  • Be a role model, live the values and communicate the design pillars to other departments.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Education to Degree level minimum. 
  • Good verbal & written presentation skills. 
  • Excellent 2D sketching & 3D skills/knowledge. (Photoshop, Clay, Alias is a plus). 
  • Basic program timing skills. 
  • PC literate. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  
  • Experience on clay & digital properties for production/advanced design. 
  • Ability to lead an exterior or interior from G0-G4. 
  • Very good understanding of ergonomics, aerodynamic principles & legal requirements.
Personal Attributes
  • Challenge Mind-set: “Keep a calm head, see the situation as a challenge not a threat.” 
  • Act with Integrity: “Put the team first & represent those who have gone before and all those who will follow.” 
  • High Performance Environment: “Find incremental ways to continually improve.” 
  • No Egos: “Sweep the sheds and give each other the benefit of the doubt.”