Job Title
Senior SQA Engineer
Ref #
33096
Date posted
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
SQD
Department
Supplier Quality Assurance
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Permanent
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday
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.

It takes a community to do what we do. A diverse group of people with many areas of expertise, united by their passion to deliver visionary products and set new benchmarks. 

McLaren Automotive commits to equal opportunity for all. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion is at the heart of our impact, it drives our innovation and enables us to truly create something special. Join us on our journey. 

Purpose of Role
As the Senior SQA Engineer you work closely with the Suppliers allocated within a commodity group to ensure the Supplier’s Management Team are fully supporting McLaren Quality and Capacity requirements. 

You will provide leadership for assigned Suppliers to deliver the McLaren Supplier quality, capacity and timing requirements. 

As well as this, you will establish and maintain control of the supply base part Quality and part availability in support of the McLaren business objectives.  

Principal Accountabilities
  • Working with Cross Functional partners to drive collaborative behaviours to achieve optimum outcome  for McLaren Profitability.  
  • Ensuring new supplier site Sourcing is well researched to build and maintain a competent supply base.   
  • Supporting Supplier selection & development processes to achieve a self-sufficient supply base IATF 16949. Ensure Non IATF16949 suppliers deliver their certification qualification to the approved nomination plan. 
  • Supporting the implementation of APQP for all new tooled parts. 
  • Supporting Robust Manufacturing Feasibility strategy deployment and reviews. 
  • Ensuring that allocated suppliers meet launch / delivery commitments in line with APQP  
  • Driving Supplier / Part Risk Assessments and develop risk mitigation actions.   
  • Identifying Critical suppliers / parts that require full cross functional team engagement with the supplier.  
  • Providing supplier progress reporting to Purchasing and SQA Program team for: APQP open issues, PPAP part pedigree prior to each build phase and PPAP delivery forecast / actual confirmation.  
  • Tracking and managing PPAP part approval to agreed delivery plan.  
  • Managing Non PPAP part Concession process to ensure “Plan for every part” is established to support the builds. 
Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Technical Engineering qualified to Degree standard, or equivalent experience. 
  •  Must have previous experience in SQA, including multiple new model launches. 
  • Experience of leading suppliers through new model launches 
  • Have a working understanding of: PPAP, MSA, APQP, FMEA, SPC,  
  • Demonstrated structured approach to Problem Solving (8D) 
  • Practical use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP and CATIA 

Personal Attributes
  • Highly motivated, team player who can lead by example and act with integrity 
  • Good communication skills to deal with people of all levels both within McLaren and at Suppliers 
  • Well organised and delivery focused, with a demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high-pressure environment 
  • Self-sufficient with ability to prioritise workload and request help when appropriate 
  • A fast learner 
  • Flexibility in terms work patterns and travel, including short notice travel 
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand