Design Engineer - Exhaust, Insulation and Sound Generation

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 Project Engineer to join our Powertrain team.

Purpose of the role:

Responsible for packaging, detailed design & release of Exhaust, Insulation and Sound Generation Systems on all vehicle projects, from concept to production ensuring the design supports system technical specifications.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Powertrain design ownership of:
    • Exhaust System
    • Insulation System
    • Sound Generation Systems
  • Work alongside system project engineers to package Exhaust, Insulation and Sound Generation Systems on new powertrain architecture and installations, progressing concepts through to executing detailed designs for prototype and production release and manufacture.
  • Understands and supports the package constraints for the components.  Designing in context of the vehicle package to ensure a robust whole vehicle solution.
  • Working with suppliers, Concept teams & DMU to ensure components and systems meet technical and package targets and to deliver detailed designs on time to predetermined quality, cost and weight targets, within DFM requirements.
  • Ensures design solutions are optimised to support vehicle assembly & service requirements
  • Works with other team members to develop component and system specifications.
  • Works with the other designers and the component supplier to achieve efficient, innovative and lightweight designs.
  • Ensure design solutions deliver systems that meet attribute targets in NVH, thermal, durability, visibility & performance related attributes (power, emissions, response).
  • Understands system & component requirements
  • Ensures the components interface seamlessly to the wider car including structural interfaces & body panels.
  • Support cross functional design reviews
  • Establish and control design release, ECR/ECN in line with ETRS requirements
  • Support and evaluate results of component testing
  • Support powertrain & vehicle development activities
  • Support vehicle manufacturing
  • Support Technical Specification, DFMEA & DVP activities.
  • Support preparation and presentation of material for external and internal project reviews
  • BOM definition and management to include identifying cost & weight reduction initiatives to deliver targets.
  • Review and manage the opening and closure of design concerns

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Experience in Mechanical Powertrain component design, packaging & release preferred.
  • Knowledge of materials & manufacturing processes employed in Exhaust, Insulation and Sound Generation Systems.
  • Good CATIA V5 2D/3D skills with GD&T application experience.                                                                    
  • PC literate and at ease with MS Office products.                                                                                                      
  • Experienced in OEM or tier one component & System design preferred.
  • Understanding of component & system design within an APQP or similar framework including FMEA, component planning and PPAP preferred.

Personal attributes:

  • An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for success
  • A passion for high performance Powertrain engineering
  • A positive, proactive attitude, self-reliant with a high level of self-motivation
  • An engaging mind, open to new problems outside their normal comfort zone
  • A willingness to engage in debate and discussion
  • Empathy, a willingness to listen and see others’ points of view

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.

 

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