General information

Job Title
Senior HVAC Design Engineer
Ref #
16345
Date
Monday, May 9, 2022
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
Product Development
Department
Propulsion
Position level
Qualified Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Permanent
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm 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

Responsible for leading packaging, integration, detailed design & release of HVAC Systems across all ICE and Hybrid vehicle projects, from concept to production ensuring the design supports vehicle level requirements and system technical specifications.

Principal Accountabilities

Design ownership of HVAC System including:

  •  Air Distribution Unit
  • Air Intake Unit and Ducting
  • Condensers and Receiver-Dryers
  • A/C Compressor
  • PTC and heater cores
  • Pipes & Hoses
  •  Mountings and isolators 
  • Working alongside system project engineers to package the aforementioned systems on new powertrain architecture and installations, progressing concepts through to executing detailed designs for prototype and production release and manufacture.
  • Understands and supports the package constraints for the components.  Designing in context of the vehicle package to ensure a robust whole vehicle solution.
  • Working with suppliers, Concept teams & DMU to ensure components and systems meet technical and package targets and to deliver detailed designs on time to predetermined quality, cost and weight targets, within DFM requirements.
  • Ensures design solutions are optimised to support vehicle assembly & service requirements
  • Works with other team members to develop component and system specifications.
  • Works with the other designers and the component supplier to achieve efficient, innovative and lightweight designs.
  • Works alongside attribute teams to deliver systems that meet NVH, thermal, durability, visibility requirements & performance related attributes (power, emissions, Response).
  • Understands system & component requirements
  • Ensures the components interface seamlessly to the wider car including structural interfaces & body panels.
  • Chair cross functional design reviews
  • Establish and control design release, ECR/ECN in line with ETRS requirements
  • Support and evaluate results of component testing
  • Support powertrain & vehicle development activities
  • Support vehicle manufacturing
  • Support Technical Specification, DFMEA & DVP activities.
  • Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews
  • BOM definition and management to include leading cost & weight reduction initiatives to deliver targets.
  • Review and manage the opening and closure of design concerns
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  •       You are an excellent CATIA V5 user with 2D/3D skills and strong GD&T application experience (high CATIA user proficiency a must)
  •       Excellent HVAC System technical knowledge.
  •       Experience in HVAC system component design, packaging & release.
  •       Detailed knowledge of materials & manufacturing processes employed.
  •       PC literate and at ease with MS Office products.                                                                                         
  •       Experienced in OEM or tier one component & System design.
  •       Good understanding of component & system design within an APQP or similar framework including FMEA, component planning and PPAP
Personal Attributes
  •   Core Technical Skills
  • 5 years automotive design and development experience.
  • Proven track record of relevant Powertrain component & system design
  • Excellent design and development knowledge
  • Adopts a creative & thoughtful approach to concept design and solving engineering problems (e.g. 8D or PPS) with good attention to detail.
  • Excellent feasibility assessment skills including design for manufacture and DFMEA input
  • Experience in component release, BOM management and problem solving (e.g. 8D or PPS).
  • Ability to communicate clearly with design and development groups
  • Well organised, delivery focused – with demonstrable record of on-time delivery
  • Good team skills, flexibility and willingness to work cross-functionally

  

  • ·Personal Attitude
  • An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for success.
  • A passion for high performance Powertrain engineering.
  • A positive, proactive attitude, self-reliant with a high level of self-motivation.
  • 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.