General information

Job Title
Senior Engine Design Engineer
Ref #
19964
Date
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
Product Development
Department
Propulsion
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Permanent
Working pattern
9am - 6pm Monday to Friday

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

  • Reporting to the Engine Design Manager, he/she will design engine components (dynamic parts, castings, exhaust, fuel, intake, cooling and lubrication) for high performance combustion engines.
  • She/he will work in the Team of Engine Engineers and Technical Experts, responsible for designing parts to high quality standard and taking ownership of design, project management and delivery of Engine components and subsystems on McLaren Engine Programmes.
  • Interfacing with other engineering teams and take responsibility for integration of Engine designs with Powertrain Systems and Vehicle systems.
  • As part of a highly dynamic team, influencing concepts and delivering the application of existing & new technology on exciting new products.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Detailed knowledge of high performance Engine components and sub-systems.
  • Responsibility of components design, from concept to design development to delivery on time to McLaren engine programmes.
  • Liaise with suppliers and development partners, to deliver designs to defined technical specifications in line with the Powertrain & Vehicle programme timing.
  • BoM management and delivery of component and sub-system for the assigned designs in SAP.
  • Responsibility for creating & maintaining technical Specifications, DFMEAs and Design Validation Plans.
  • Takes ownership to meet cost, weight, timing and quality targets within DFM and DFA requirements.
  • Contributes to the technical assessment, integration and application of appropriate Powertrain technology.
  • Support vehicle programme attribute owners with respect to development and reporting.
  • Ensure the components interface seamlessly to the wider car.
  • Responsibility of design release in line with Engineering Release Timing Schedule requirements.
  • Guarantee delivery of Engine components and/or sub-system for designated engine projects in line with MDP (McLaren Development Process) and that Project Management KPIs are on track.
  • Cooperates with the Engine team in the execution and evaluation of results of component testing.  Support powertrain & vehicle development activities including test specification, parts supply, troubleshooting and post test component evaluation.
  • Lead robust resolutions to engineering concerns.
  • Support vehicle manufacturing, launch & planning.
  • Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews.
  • Provides clear communication inside and outside the engine team.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A good level of technical knowledge & industry experience of high performance engine component & system design, test & production is essential.
  • Advanced CATIA V5 2D/3D draughting/ solid and surface modelling skills is essential.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of GDT principals and application.
  • Competence in FEM calculation of mechanical components, both under static and dynamic loading condition is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Project management processes within SAP system is desirable.                                                         
  • PC literate and at ease with MS Office products is essential.                                                                                                                      
  • Experienced in OEM or tier one component delivery is highly desirable.
  • Component & system design within an APQP or similar framework including FMEA, component planning and PPAP is desirable.

Qualifications and Training

Engineering Degree 2:1 or above


Personal Attributes

  • A passion for high performance Powertrain engineering.
  • 4-5 years engine design and development experience.
  • Adopts a creative & thoughtful approach to concept design and solving engineering problems with good attention to detail.
  • Excellent feasibility assessment skills including design for manufacture and DFMEA input
  • A positive, proactive attitude with a high level of self motivation to deliver excellence.
  • Well organised and independent – able to work constructively with minimal supervision.
  • An engaging mind, open to new problems outside their normal comfort zone.
  • A willingness to engage in debate and discussion.
  • Empathy, a willingness to listen and see others’ points of view.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with design and development groups.
  • Ambitious and self reliant - intrinsically self motivated.
  • Good team skills, willingness to work cross-functionally.                                                                                                                        
  • Well organised and delivery focused – with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery.
  • A willingness to travel within UK and abroad to visit partners and suppliers when required.
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand                                                                                                                        
  • Able to remain focused under pressure