General information

Job Title
Senior Electrical Design Engineer
Ref #
Friday, October 7, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical & Controls - Vehicle Engineering
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

To join McLaren Automotive EDS team and design and package all vehicle electronic/electrical systems including power distribution and electrical connectivity within the EDS discipline for McLaren next generation supercars.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Create 3D designs for low voltage wiring harnesses and power and ground distribution considering weight, safety, space, cost, DFM, assembly, quality, and EMC requirements
  • Responsible for 3D packaging for complete low voltage electrical system including ADAS, cameras, antennae, sensors, control units, network, and infotainment modules
  • Design brackets, trays, enclosures, grommets, and other components to support wiring harness design and electrical modules packaging
  • Design innovative and robust solutions that meet McLaren design standards
  • Collaboration with other function groups and represent the EDS department within the project team, reporting information, concerns, and milestone achievements from the department to the project and vice versa
  • Production release of the electrical package and low voltage wiring systems
  • Support all phases of vehicle builds from first prototypes to production
  • Support creation of design guides and processes to ensure correct McLaren standards are applied
  • External supplier engagement and governance
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Proficiency in CATIA V5 – part design, GSD, assembly design and electrical workbenches
  • Experience with wiring harness design, electrical packaging, sheet metal design and injection moulding
  • Experience within the automotive industry or similar domain experience
  • Good understanding of automotive electrical packaging concepts and mechanical interfaces
  • Good understanding of automotive materials and NVH
  • Automotive market trend knowledge and experience of business model development (e.g., make vs buy)
  • Good understanding of GD&T and drawings creation
Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated team player, proactive, innovative, and natural problem solver
  • Promote cross functional team working and collaborating between departments 
  • Conscientious with attention to quality, reliability, and safety
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent personal workload management