General information

Job Title
Interim Vehicle Development Engineer
Ref #
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Business area
Product Development
Vehicle Development
Position level
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Fixed Term Contract
4 months
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm 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

An opportunity exists within the Vehicle Development group for an experienced engineer to perform test and development engineering activities as part of a high-performance road car programme.

Principal Accountabilities

·      To take full responsibility for specifying, preparing, monitoring, analysing and reporting of activities related to the build, test, development and validation of vehicle development and attribute systems

·      To work closely with the Pilot, Development and Prototype build teams to ensure that vehicles are built to the required standard, and when appropriate that the cars can be evaluated by the Executive Team.

·      To prepare short-term plans and budgets for Development activities

·      To represent the Vehicle Development group at technical meetings as required

  • To follow the McLaren Development Process (MDP) ensuring that all activity is correctly documented and appropriate standards and processes are followed
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

·      A good degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering is preferred

·      Significant experience in an automotive test and development environment preferred. Experience of any or all of the following is an advantage:

§  low volume, high performance vehicle programmes

§  delivery of whole vehicle development programmes, from concepts through to series production

§  a broad range of vehicle and rig data acquisition, test and analysis techniques

§  a broad range of industry proving grounds and technical partners

·      Be able to apply detailed technical knowledge to the understanding of new technologies, development of engineering designs and resolution of engineering problems

·      Familiarity with automotive diagnostic tools (eg: CANape, ETAS, Monaco) would be an advantage.

·      Must be proficient with all common Microsoft Office applications including Project

·      Excellent English communication skills required, both verbal and written

Personal Attributes

·      Well-organised and methodical, with excellent attention to detail

·      Able to work well alongside a team of prototype technicians, providing leadership and guidance where needed

·      Must demonstrate a high level of self-motivation, initiative and flexibility, and determination to see a task through to completion

Must be prepared to adopt a flexible approach to working hours to ensure development activities are carried out as and when required