CAS Designer

Location: Woking

Job Title:      CAS Designer                                Department: Design

Reporting to:     Digital Surfacing Design Manager


At McLaren Automotive our vision is not only to become the iconic sports car manufacturer but also to deliver breath taking, iconic and innovative new technology to the automotive industry.

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our mission to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.


Purpose of the Role:                                                                                    


Principal Accountabilities:

Surface Creation

  • Create SR0 initial theme surfaces to support feasibility studies to 'sketch' tolerances
  • Create Pre-SR1 surfaces of selected themes for proportions approval to 'sketch' tolerances
  • Create SR1 surfaces of selected theme for engineering feasibility to 'sketch' tolerances as a jelly mould.
  • Create SR2 surfaces for aero mule and first CAD models to 'concept' tolerances with curves-on-surface
  • Create SR3 surfaces for Design Director approval to 'pre-production' tolerances
  • Create SR4 surfaces for clay validation to 'pre-production' tolerances incl. all feasibility
  • Create SRF surfaces releases for production releases to 'production intent' tolerances


Surface Quality and Content



  • Attend Daily Principal’s Task Allocation meeting
  • Receive Engineering hardpoint update notification from Studio Engineer with support from Digital Surfacing Design Principal
  • Retrieve input from Design with support from Digital Surfacing Design Principal
  • Maintain up to date reference data model for Zone (Alias)
  • Update zonal data daily for Persistent Digital Model
  • Send CAS surfaces to studio engineering for hard point verification as per McLaren standard.
  • Convert and send milling data to clay modellers, if needed.
  • Provide any reference CAS information (e.g. points) to assist clay development
  • Prepare CAS models for regular design and surface reviews
  • Apply colours to CAS surfaces to show which surface changes have taken place
  • Assign shaders to CAS data in line with VRED / UE4 pipeline MSL
  • Notify Digital Surface Design Senior that task is complete


Other Tasks

  • Escalate any conflicts of input to Concept Engineer or Digital Surfacing Design Seniors
  • Maintain up to date reference data model.
  • Ability to work closely with studio Engineers, designers, concept engineers, aero and CMD.
  • Prepare surface quality review files as needed
  • Attend project meetings and engineering reviews as requested
  • Notify Surfacing Senior that task is complete
  • Fill in SharePoint document to declare that the final surface is ready for release


Personal Attributes

  • Challenge Mind-set: “Keep a calm head, see the situation as a challenge not a threat.”
  • Act with Integrity: “Put the team first & represent those who have gone before and all those who will follow.”
  • High Performance Environment: “Find incremental ways to continually improve.”
  • No Egos: “Sweep the sheds and give each other the benefit of the doubt.”