Design Engineer, Energy Storage Systems

Location: Sheffield, GB

Design Engineer - Energy Storage Systems - Sheffield


We’re in a period of unprecedented innovation in the automotive industry as we move away from conventional powertrains towards hybrid and eventually fully electric vehicles. We want you to join us on this journey. With your Design Engineering experience and passion for electric drive and battery technology, you’ll be fully supported in developing your expertise in this valuable and sought-after field of engineering by a large team of highly qualified, experienced engineers and managers.


McLaren Automotive is committed to being at the forefront of innovation, development, and investment over the next decade, and it’s our goal to produce an EV hyper-car by the end of the 2020s. To make this goal a reality, we’re rapidly growing our Electric Drive team, based between Woking and Sheffield. One of the most important vacancies within the team for Design Engineers to join our Energy Storage Systems team in our brand new facility in Sheffield.


As a Design Engineer you’ll be doing the detailed design in Catia v5, packaging, and managing the release of the energy storage systems (ESS) across all of our projects from start to finish, making sure the designs meet the technical specifications. You’ll be supporting the battery management system development and also carrying out simulation for the ESS.


It’s a highly demanding part of our business due to it being the focus of our Track25 business plan. You’ll be innovating, creating, and working with a large network of new and existing suppliers, while juggling delivery of multiple programmes currently underway at McLaren Automotive.


Working alongside some of the best Engineers in the Hybrid and Electric Drive industry and leveraging our unique alliances with industry partners and research institutions, we can help you to rapidly develop your career. The team is around 30 strong currently, and we’re expecting this to grow to over 70 in the next couple of years. And this growth means opportunity for you: opportunity for progression; to take on new challenges; and learn novel areas of technology as you help McLaren to innovate.


We’re looking for you to have existing design engineering experience using Catia v5, as well as some knowledge or experience of battery systems, electric drive or hybrid powertrain architecture. Above all else, if you’ve got the passion to develop in this field, this really is the time to join us.


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