General information

Job Title
Vehicle Dynamics & CAE Senior Manager
Ref #
Friday, October 14, 2022
Business area
Product Development
Position level
D - Senior Management
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
Technical and delivery responsibility for all aspects of Vehicle Dynamics, CAE multibody and Full Vehicle Simulation.
Principal Accountabilities

  • Be responsible for all aspects of Vehicle Dynamics from target setting to programme sign-off, meeting attribute, timing and cost targets.
  • Managing Vehicle Dynamics project delivery and CAE teams
  • Manage benchmarking, vehicle positioning and resulting target cascade utilising subjective and objective measures
  • Support chassis and commodity teams in technology and suspension architecture selection, development and provide analysis of key performance indicators
  • Lead the technical delivery of all vehicle dynamics hardware and software calibration development on vehicle programmes
  • Support launch activities and create processes required for a robust launch schedule
  • Maintenance, analysis and reporting on vehicle and sub-system models by overseeing all internal and external Vehicle Dynamics simulation & testing activities.
  • Communicate progress and criticalities to programme management and the Chief Engineers.
  • Define attribute DVP and work in continual collaboration with Vehicle Engineering Managers to plan and ensure delivery of DVP activities.
  • Support with the continual development of the multibody, full vehicle models and testing methodologies to reduce development times, improve realism and test data accuracy and correlation of our tools and increase the level of cross-function/attribute integration.
  • Support other teams/functions with full vehicle and multibody simulations
  • Develop relationships with academia, software and hardware suppliers and key consultancies
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • More than 15 years direct OEM Vehicle dynamics and CAE experience in Automobile industry
  • Leader of high performance cross functional teams
  • Extensive experience of automotive testing and development
  • Experience in developing suspension architecture
  • Excellent Vehicle Dynamics and Vehicle Development knowledge
  • Experience in component release management and problem solving
  • Experience of high and niche vehicle (low volume) programs
  • Good knowledge about vehicle proving grounds and facilities in Europe
  • An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for measured success
Personal Attributes

  • Natural leadership skills
  • Good driving evaluation skills
  • Must be both a team player and team builder
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ambitious and self-reliant.  Intrinsically self-motivated
  • Delivery focused, with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
  • An understanding and awareness of appropriate escalation
  • The ability to motivate and focus team members and suppliers to meet all program deliverables