General information

Job Title
Electromechanical Devices Engineer
Ref #
Thursday, January 5, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical and Controls - Software
Position level
H - Qualified
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 Electromechanical Devices Engineer you will be responsible for development and delivery of state-of-the-art electromechanical devices for future McLaren road cars.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Define new concepts and controls for the Cockpit Electronics team.
  • Develop new Technology Partnerships to complement a particular roadmap stream from conception to series production.
  • Specify, develop, test, and deliver all electromechanical devices for the Cockpit Electronics team.
  • Develop system requirements and manage suppliers.
  • Create test cases and procedures, and conduct manual testing.
  • Support the Infotainment and Cockpit Electronics Manager in proof-of-concept development and business reviews.
  • Own new requests for interaction devices on the vehicle, including steering wheels, gloveboxes, roof linings, and external door switches.
  • Lead robust benchmarking exercises and provide market insight and future trends, including networking with suppliers and attending fairs and conventions.
  • Deliver a fully validated product that meets the agreed Component Technical Specification.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience in the development and delivery of mechanical, electrical or electronic systems for automotive applications
  • Experience of the Systems Development Lifecycle (V Model); writing system requirements, defining test cases and writing test procedures.
  • Ability to produce formal documentation to a professional standard.
  • To be well- versed in the creation and maintenance of DFMEA's
  • Organised, systematic and understand the process of fault finding.
  • Familiar with issue tracking tools (Jira, Mantis, Bugzilla etc.)
  • Able to interpret, coordinate and react to project milestones and defined timing plans.
Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated and proactive, with a can-do attitude and the ability to work both as a supportive team member and as a driven individual with minimal supervision
  • Adaptable, quick thinking, decisive, showing strong initiative and self-determination
  • Promote cross functional team working and collaboration between departments to support delivery of challenging projects
  • Conscientious, with a proven eye for detail (quality, reliability and safety) with dedication to deliver best in class products
  • Excellent personal workload management and workforce planning.
  • Excellent communication skills to enable cross-functional working, able to define the requirement and breakdown complex problems
  • Willing to travel and work flexible hours when required
  • Passion for the automotive industry and technology would be advantageous
  • Enthusiasm to embrace change and support creation of new processes as necessary
  • Willing to own and push the boundaries of their core responsibilities
  • A UK vehicle driving license
  • Excited to build on the McLaren legacy