General information

Job Title
Vehicle Dynamics Tyre Engineer
Ref #
Friday, October 8, 2021
Business area
Product Development
Position level
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
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


  • This role involves the project and development responsibility for all McLaren Automotive tyre lines
  • The role involves targets definition, release management, test scheduling, organization and completion to achieve correct targets and tyre supply on all vehicle programs
  • The Tyre Engineer is responsible for managing the budget and the relationship with tyre supplier for all development costs related topics


Principal Accountabilities
  • Support the Tyre System Matter Expert and Tyre Attribute Engineers in defining component targets in line with Marketing and Vehicle Technology roadmaps (Vehicle Dynamics, NVH, Weight, Durability, Envelope etc.)
  • Tyres BOM definition and management in line with Function Group targets
  • Definition of Tyre profiles that satisfy both attribute and packaging targets
  • Indoor tyre testing definition and management (load cases, calculations/simulations etc.) in line with Dynamics, Durability and Certification deliverables
  • Reference for Tyre data management/storage and sharing both inside and outside the Business
  • Reference for Tyre model update (tir, FTire), managing the link between vehicle tests, indoor tests and CAE team
  • Management of Tyre certification requirements
  • Management of Tyre supply and storage in development and pre-production phase
  • Management of Tyre component release process
  • Support Tyre Attribute Engineers in tyre test planning and organization
  • Management of Tyre quality concerns resolution
  • Management of Tyre spec changes with focus on risk and cost involved
  • Control DFM and FMEA
  • Regular project status reporting both internally and with supplier
  • Regular travel to support testing activities and face to face meetings with the supplier will be required


Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Good knowledge of vehicle dynamics
  • Good knowledge of chassis hardware systems (i.e. tyre, suspension, steering etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of Systems design and development
  • Good Knowledge of component testing and validation
  • Competent user of Matlab, Simulink (ADAMS car advantageous)
  • Experience in component release process (SAP experience advantageous)
  • Experience with issue management and problem solving
  • Experience with high-end/niche vehicle (low volume) programs
  • Able to deliver in strict timing with an appetite for measured success
  • Previous experience on a similar role and/or with tyre suppliers is highly advantageous 
  • Data logging, Calibration, Objective maneuvers and subjective vehicle evaluation are advantageous
Personal Attributes
  • “Can do” approach, “out-of-box” thinking, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to operate within a team environment (team spirit) are vital requirements to succeed in this role 
  • Proactive collaboration with all other units in Automotive;
  • Creativity and ability to develop ideas from first principle together with independency and intrinsically self-motivation;
  • Delivery focused, with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
  • Able to analyze business requirements and technical specifications, and design solutions with high performance in mind;
  • Produces work of a high standard; 
  • Attention to detail and to produce work of high standard, and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Intrinsically self-motivated, interested in challenging environments and problem solving in strict time pressure. Willingness to take ownership of problems and a determination to see things to completion
  • Out of the box thinker, keen to make use of new technology where applicable or see how in-house technology can be reused
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical, business audience
  • Ambitious and self-reliant, with understanding and awareness of appropriate escalation
  • Natural leadership skills to self-coordinate within different Business departments 
  • Fast learner and able to come up to speed on new applications and technology and also on internal Business mechanisms and behaviors in short time 
  • Must be both a team player and team builder
  • Willing to travel and complete test in different countries