Change Control Engineer, Change Control

Location: Woking, GB

When our founder Bruce McLaren passed away at the age of 32 he left behind a legacy that has shaped who we are today. We have an unrivalled heritage which has its roots in racing; but McLaren Automotive is now creating a story of its own and we want you to be a part of it.
As part of our Track25 business plan we will launch 18 new models or derivatives of our vehicles and look to expand our retailer network into new markets with an aim of having 100 retailers globally.
Track 25 and McLaren Automotive’ s growing reputation is testament to our world class employees. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues to be at the forefront of the Automotive market, we are looking for a Senior Project Engineer to join our team in Woking.
Purpose of the Role:
This is a critical role on operational level in the Product Change Management (PCM) process that is a key business process driving engineering changes in to all McLaren products. Reporting to Senior Change Control Engineer the role encompases the indipendance and objectivity necessary to drive all stakeholders in the change control process at operational level as per their responsibility and accountability. Working as part of the Change Control Engineering team you will be ensuring effective and efficient implemetation of change to any model or variant in development stages or in series production. You will be liasing and working closely with representatives of all other stakeholder departments (Engineering, SQA,  Supply Planning, Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineering, Logistics Operations, Central Planning, Production etc.) to ensure consistent following of the process, effective communication, risk analysis and mitigation leading to effective implementation of change with no or minimal impact to series production. You will be liasing closely with the Change Control Coordinators to facilitate and ensure implementation of temporary change is effectively executed.
Principal Accountabilities:

  • Implement engineering change to the product in line with the PCM processes
  • Liaise closely with all departments across the business involved in the product change management process (Engineering, Purchasing, Supply Planning, SQA, Quality, Logistics, Man Eng, Production)
  • Facilitate the product change management meetings
  • Generate progress status reports and communicate to the business effectively including preparation of daily, weekly and monthly KPI’s and investigate all deviations from agreed standard
  • Ensure adequate product data analysis has been conducted and ensure timely resolution of any inconsistencies
  • Ensure product change management data integrity and accuracy in the SAP system
  • Plan and coordinate activities required to ensure consistent application of the product change management process
  • Conduct regular process and system reviews to ensure continuous imporvement of the product change management process as part of the process ownership
  • Support the wider department functions by becoming a competent QMS Internal Auditor and conducting audits

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Computer skills are critical (MS Office)
  • Experience in product data management is critical
  • Previous Change Management experience is beneficial
  • Previous experience with SAP is beneficial
  • Experience in business systems analytics is beneficial
  • Previous experience in automotive industry is beneficial (product knowledge)
  • Previous experience in Quality Management Systems and processes is beneficial
  • Previous experience in product /process auditing is beneficial
  • Project management skills are beneficial

Personal Attributes:

  • University Degree 2:1 or above
  • Effective communicator at all working levels
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Have structured logical and analytical approach
  • Self-motivated to deliver excellence
  • Delivery focussed - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
  • Ability to work within deadlines and under pressure
  • Process driven for continuous improvement
  • Team player
  • Keen/ambitious for personal development and learning
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.
At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.