Senior Cooling Systems Engineer, Power Battery Systems

Location: Sheffield, GB

You’ll be designing, engineering, and delivering cooling systems for the energy storage system for our hybrid powertrains. You’ll be responsible for the full development life cycle from concept through to production, ensuring we deliver the high-performance systems that will be a critical part of the next generation of McLaren supercars.


Day to day you’ll be the system owner for energy Storage System (ESS) cooling systems, managing system analysis, supplier management, assembly planning, and packaging. This will be across multiple programmes at various stages of their development, so you’ll experience a huge amount in a small space of time at McLaren. Other responsibilities include risk management, component specification, engineering change reviews, and BOM management. You’ll also be supporting our ongoing links with organisations like universities and research organisations which will ensure we can deliver innovation in cooling systems technologies for years to come.


This is an incredibly exciting time for you to join us as we innovate in hybrid technology – we’re committed to all our new vehicles having a hybrid powertrain by 2025, and we’re working towards producing the capability to engineer a full EV that is in keeping with the McLaren DNA. Because of this, the Electric Drive team is a pivotal and high-profile part of the business.


Joining us as a Senior Systems Engineer you’ll need to have knowledge of cooling systems design for electric vehicle or hybrid applications, including ideally knowledge of testing, prototyping, and production delivery. Knowledge of heat generation and flow in electro-chemical cells and conductors, an understanding of Li-Ion technology, BMS, and HV switchgear is also beneficial. Along with the technical knowledge, you’ll need to be able to work collaboratively and cross-functionally, and above all be passionate about high performance technology and the electric vehicle industry.


You’ll be working in a large, growing Electric Drive Technology team alongside Systems Engineers, Design Engineers, and experienced Engineering Managers who will support your career development and growth. 2020 will be our busiest year yet, both in terms of new development programmes and production numbers, so if you’re ready for the challenge, apply now.