General information

Job Title
Senior Engineer - OBD Calibration
Ref #
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical & Controls - Software
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

The successful candidate will have full ownership of OBD systems from specification to engineering sign-off, developing and implementing strategies to meet worldwide OBD legislation across all powertrain families.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Develop calibration techniques and methodologies to implement OBD functionality effectively
  • Define a strategy for catalyst aging to meet legal requirements in all markets
  • Develop data mining/analysis tools and methodologies to validate OBD and system performance
  • Lead fleet data collection and analysis and provide regular status reports
  • Lead fault finding and root cause analysis of software and hardware failures
  • Drive issue resolution with hardware and software suppliers
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Has experienced a full OBD programme from concept to production.
  • Able to define OBD deliverables based on the high-level programme specifications, understanding the legal requirements.
  • Able to work across multiple departments within McLaren to bring together solutions to meet legislation requirements.
  • Able to identify continuous improvement opportunities and to deliver solutions.
  • Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree 2:1 or above.
  • Excellent understanding of OBD legislation and approaches to meet legislation. 
  • Excellent knowledge of control and calibration of powertrain hardware.
  • Good ability to balance the needs to different attributes to achieve the best overall product possible. 
  • Software requirements capture and detailed software design into specifications.
  • Model-based control software development and verification would be beneficial.
  • Able to develop toolchains to improve the teams ability to process the large amount of data collected from the fleet.

Personal Attributes

  • Passion for combustion engines and automotive control systems
  • Technical mindset with the ability to work from fundamental engineering principles
  • Conscientious with excellent attention to detail for quality, reliability, and safety
  • Self-motivated, pro-active in anticipating and addressing potential problems, willingness to learn and develop
  • Proven personal and team workload management skills
  • Collaborative, working effectively across teams and departments to deliver on time and to quality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a high-paced environment with a flexible attitude to working hours and business trips
  • Clean Driving Licence
  • Travelling to proving grounds in all seasons (winter/summer testing)