Designer - McLaren Special Operations

Location: Woking, GB

Designer – McLaren Special Operations (MSO)


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 Designer to join McLaren Special Operations (MSO)

Purpose of the role:

As a Designer, you’ll be responsible for fulfilling our mantra of “Designing breath-taking products that tell the visual story of their function”. You’ll be creating clean sheet, high impact designs for concept and productions programmes, compatible with the McLaren Design Process and programme timing.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Create high impact content for senior presentations (2D & 3D).
  • Work within the wider CMD, CAS, Clay & Engineering teams; to present feasible design solutions at weekly design reviews.
  • Reconcile design intent, quality & manufacturing feasibility with aerodynamics, engineering and commercial requirements.
  • Communicate progress and critical issues to the Senior & Principle Designers.
  • Attend surface reviews on behalf of Design when required to.
  • Input into Design Strategy.
  • Be a role model, live the values and communicate the design pillars to other departments.

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Education to Degree level minimum.
  • Excellent verbal & written presentation skills.
  • Strong 2D sketching skills; digital and analogue.
  • Strong understanding of 3D (clay and/or digital).
  • PC literate. Photoshop, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Alias is a plus.
  • Basic understanding of ergonomics, aerodynamic principles & legal requirements.

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.”

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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