Job Title
Uplift Build Engineer
Ref #
Date posted
Monday, January 22, 2024
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
7:30am - 4:30pm 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

The Uplift Build Engineer is responsible for the delivery of all uplift of pre-production vehicles to agreed specification, quality and timing.

They will coordinate a team of build technicians and supply chain team members to ensure builds are on time to a high quality and specification.

The role will be considered agile to support the Prototype Build activities where business priorities require.

Role Dimensions: They will subsequently plan and execute the end to end process through BOM definition to vehicle audit and customer handover. This role will report into Uplift Group Leader.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Create required BOM definition for each uplift
  • Accountable for engineering cost activities
  • Progress and status reports to be communicated back to the business
  • Work with Buyers-Material control for accurate delivery forecast
  • Work with business processes & resolve issues within engineering when they arise
  • Plan resources to ensure the uplift build plans are achieved
  • Management of implementing Build Deviation Requests (BDRs) including full records and traceability in-line with audit requirements
  • Management of build documentation for customer handover
  • Ensure retail handover dates are within the build timing plan and full vehicle sign off is achieved
  • Report to Uplift Group Leader to facilitate daily/weekly/monthly status report
  • Maintain and endorse McLaren values and culture including housekeeping, appearance and behaviors
  • Maintain close working relationships with the engineering groups (incl. attribute leads) to deliver programme goals as a key member within the Prototype Build Team.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Engineering degree (min II.I) or equivalent and a robust grasp of engineering theory
  • Experience of development programme delivery, ideally gained on low volume, high performance vehicle programmes
  • Design tools experience (CAD, Preferably CATIA v5)
  • Knowledge and experience of a broad range of vehicle and rig data acquisition, test and analysis techniques
  • Experience with production vehicle builds is desirable
  • Experience of prototyping and bespoke vehicle builds is desirable
  • Excellent IT skills and at ease with MS Office products (Excel)
  • Extensive McLaren product knowledge desirable
Personal Attributes
  • Able to lead and motivate a cross functional team of technicians
  • Hard-working, proactive, ambitious and self-motivated to deliver engineering excellence
  • Able to apply technical experience to analysing and resolving quality concerns
  • Excellent organisational skills to manage multiple complex activities
  • Assured communication skills at all levels
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Calm under pressure