General information

Job Title
Electrical Systems Technologist
Ref #
Friday, January 6, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical and Controls - Software
Position level
J - Technician / Administrator
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

The Electrical Systems Technologist supports the Vehicle Electronics and Infotainment teams in the design and construction of a variety of electrical and electronics devices, test fixtures and proof of concepts.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Fabricate electronic circuits and fixtures according to project specifications.
  • Use analytical skills to troubleshoot and fix errors in embedded microcontroller projects.
  • Design and fabricate one-off electro-mechanical devices as needed.
  • Translate project briefs into working prototypes.
  • Use Eagle Cad or similar software to design basic schematics and PCB assemblies, and either hand build or commission external fabrication of prototypes.
  • Integrate prototype electronics into existing working vehicles.
  • Understand and utilize basic vehicle network technologies as needed.
  • Use the Microsoft Office suite of programs effectively.
  • Utilize open-source prototyping software platforms such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino to prototype and test designs.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Practical experience in the fabrication of electronic circuits and fixtures.
  • Analytical skills in fault finding errors in embedded microcontroller projects.
  • Skilled at fabricating electro-mechanical one-off devices in project boxes.
  • Ability to translate a loosely defined project brief into a working prototype.
  • Experienced in Eagle Cad or similar CAE programs to design basic schematics and PCB assemblies and either hand build or commission external fabrication of prototypes.
  • Confident to integrate prototype proof of concept electronics into an existing working vehicle.
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle network technologies.
  • Skilled in the basic Microsoft Office suite of programmes.
  • Knowledge of open-source prototyping software platforms such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino and similar devices will be a significant advantage.
  • Personal Attributes
Personal Attributes

  • You will be experienced in product fault finding and or have a genuine interest in electronics or robotics as a hobby.
  • 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
  • Excited to build on the McLaren legacy