Job Title
Senior Visualisation Specialist
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Date posted
Friday, October 20, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday

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

Working within the McLaren Design Visualisation Team to deliver Realtime datasets, near photorealism and short cinematic clips, you will be responsible for working with your suppliers and customers to deliver work to the required spec on time. The role is measured against delivery quality and its fit-for purpose.

Produce content to enable the Design Team to “Design breath-taking products”

Produce real time assets, animations, near photorealistic images and short cinematics to support the Design gateways, sign-off

Produce digital visualisation assets to support Marketing events and customer experiences

Support the data pipeline and data exchange for visualisation deliverables

Support the implementation of the VR/AR hardware and software for internal PD use

Collaborate in Design Studio and deliver excellent finished products including, digital studio photography, vehicle themes and liveries, internal teaser and reveal cinematics

Research new Design tools for realtime use, to add value to the Design Process and design customer  experience

Principal Accountabilities

  • Work closely with Visualisation Manager to plan and deliver all Visualisation requirements
  • Develop Automotive scenes using UE5
  • Collaborate in Design Studio and deliver excellent finished products
  • Plan own day to day workload to ensure all Visualisation deliverables are on time
  • Support events as a Brand Ambassador as required
  • Support the implementation of new technologies to add value to the Visualisation outputs
  • Work cross functionally to aid in solving problems
  • Support the development of interactive VR environments using Blueprint Scripts
  • Brainstorm and implement data optimizations from CAS and Studio Engineering
  • Develop guidelines and workflows to ensure best practices across Creative Visualisation team

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Successful completion of a university-level course with specialization in 3D games art
  • Thorough understanding of photo-realistic lighting and rendering in UE5
  • Experience working with 3D software packages and modelling such as VRED etc. would be beneficial.
  • Previous experience with data conversion - starting from basic CAD data through to completion
  • Must have working knowledge of UV mapping, modelling and texturing
  • Texture Painting Skills (photoshop, substance, Illustrator)
  • Create node-based materials in UE5
  • Understanding and knowledge in UI/UX design
  • Experience in creating cinematics that convey design intention and lead to business buy-in to the latest design proposal
  • Knowledge in level building to best set vehicles in suitable real-world situations
  • Knowledge and use of Variant Manager for configurations within UE5
  • Custom and creative material design inside UE5
  • Knowledge of basic UI/UX design
  • Please attach your Portfolio during application stage 
Personal Attributes

  • Challenge Mind-set: “Keep a calm head, see the situation as a challenge not a threat.”
  • Act with Integrity: “Put the team first & represent those who have gone before and all those who will follow.”
  • High Performance Environment: “Find incremental ways to continually improve.”
  • No Egos: “Sweep the sheds and give each other the benefit of the doubt.”