General information

Job Title
Senior Operations Engineer - MSO
Ref #
Monday, August 21, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
McLaren Special Operations
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
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

As Senior Operations Engineer, you will be responsible for leading operational activities for MSO, delivering bespoke content into MPC and furthermore, heritage & private commissions into the MSO workshop. As MSO’s complexity continues to evolve, this role is key in developing the capability to support the challenges we face.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Lead build readiness reviews, collating cross-functional inputs & summarising launch readiness actions
  • Leadership, planning, monitoring and control of operations deliverables to ensure all project gateway milestones are achieved.
  • Lead operations new model preparation with a plan for every part inclusive of supply routes, lead-times, capacity planning and uptake analysis
  • Identify and report on any delivery risk items ensuring corrective actions are in place any delays communicated to all stakeholders
  • Support the generation of timing plans that support full program delivery activities
  • Assist with the analysis and collation of program end reports on all lessons learned
  • Support the operations team in problem solving initiatives, and the implementation of containment and countermeasures
  • Identify operational inefficiencies and support delivery of improvements
  • Co-ordination of quality concern reports to capture and resolve quality issues (RCA activity and problem resolution support)
  • Support build quality compliance through co-ordination of containment and countermeasures of identified miss-builds
  • Support MSO operations compliance to ISO-9001/IATF-16949 standards, and resolution of any non-conformance  
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • General understanding of Automotive OEM supply chains and manufacturing
  • Project launch management with comprehensive grasp of planning principles and objectives
  • Ability to interrogate programme plans and evaluate the supply chain’s ability to deliver on time and to quality standards
  • Demonstrate exceptional organisational skills whilst adhering to accuracy and detail in reporting
  • Proactive mindset that designs creative solutions to strategic and operational challenges
  • An ability to apply problem solving techniques to identified issues
  • Drive to identify and develop continuous improvement opportunities
  • Ability to manage time effectively and clearly prioritise tasks for self and guide wider team in a dynamic and change-oriented environment
  • Strong excel and data interpretation skills
Personal Attributes
  • Well organised and delivery focused, with a demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong communicator with the capability to challenge, engage and influence all stakeholders within a dynamic and cross functional environment
  • Proactive and tenacious nature, taking initiative and using failure as an opportunity to learn
  • An individual who is resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, responds constructively to new ideas and input in a changing business environment
  • An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
  • Driven by accuracy with fastidious attention to detail
  • Has unquestionable personal and professional integrity
  • Ambitious and self-reliant. Intrinsically self-motivated