General information

Job Title
Vehicle Development Technician
Ref #
Friday, June 17, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Vehicle Development
Position level
Technician / Administrator
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
7:30am - 4:30pm 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 Development group for an experienced Vehicle Development Technician to assemble, maintain, prepare, and support the operation of, multi-project test and development vehicles and rigs at both MTC Woking and at multiple test locations.

Role Dimensions:

Unsocial hours and frequent travel may be required as part of this role including regular off-site UK, European and occasional worldwide test support duties.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Build of multi-project concept/mule/prototype and production level vehicles and simulation rigs to the highest standards, using specified processes where applicable.
  • Maintenance and updating of such vehicles and rigs to support the development programmes.
  • Preparation and operation of such vehicles for test and development activities at multiple locations, including industry proving grounds and racing circuits.
  • Two-way interaction with design and engineering staff to establish and achieve requirements, specifications and targets.
  • Interpretation of engineering drawings and instrumentation schedules to ensure safe and accurate builds, modifications and updates.
  • Maintenance and presentation of the workshop and equipment to the standards set by McLaren.
  • Subject to the appropriate level of internal driving standard being achieved, the candidate may be required to drive high-value, high-performance cars in workshop, road and testing environments.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Extensive experience in motorsport/prototype/low volume/high performance complete vehicle builds, covering the manufacture, assembly and operating of such vehicles.
  • Welding, machining and fabrication skills are preferred.
  • Understanding of current automotive electrical and electronic systems to enable fault finding and repair would be advantageous.
  • Experience of diagnostic platforms, especially MONaco, CANape and INCA is desirable.
  • Clean driving licence & passport.
  • IT literate in various packages e.g. Microsoft Office suite, Virtual Car.
Personal Attributes
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels of the business.
  • Flexible approach to working hours, weekend and Bank Holiday working when required.
  • Willingness to travel, working for extended periods away from home.
  • Self motivated.
  • Ability to work as a team member, while also confidently alone too.
  • Conscientious.
  • Quality driven.
  • Excellent attention to detail.