Diagnostic Engineer

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Location: Woking, GB

At McLaren we believe that anything is possible. We know what it takes to win and we achieve this by working together and encouraging innovation in an extraordinary high performance environment.


We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Diagnostic Engineer to join our Aftersales team based in Woking, Surrey.


Principal accountabilities for position:

  • Coordinate and execute Diagnostic software testing on vehicles under the direction of the Senior Diagnostic Engineer.
  • Create and test Diagnostic Content, including Guided Trouble Shooting test programs.
  • Monitor Engineering changes and evaluate the impact this has on Aftersales diagnostics.
  • Liaise with the Technical Support department to address any field concerns and support Service deliverables.
  • Create reports, and carry out data analysis to identify service concerns.                         
  • Liaise with our service partner staff, other McLaren Automotive departments, and suppliers, as required.
  • Provide diagnostic hardware and software support to end users.
  • Perform day-to-day duties associated with the sale of new diagnostic hardware.
  • Support the Senior Diagnostic Engineer with future diagnostic projects, such as Connected Car integration and new software solutions.   

Knowledge, skills and experience for position:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Previous role in a vehicle manufacture or Original Equipment Supplier, experience in lieu will be considered (3-5y).
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Office suite.
  • Understanding of software application development and release procedures, along with project tracking system (i.e. Mantis, Jira, HPQC).
  • Knowledge of ECU Diagnostic standards including but not limited to ODX, OTX, EOBD, SAE J1979.
  • Knowledge of Automotive Vehicle Controller Area Networks (CAN) systems.
  • Knowledge of Diagnostics over Internet protocol (DoIP) and connected car concepts an advantage.
  • Knowledge of vehicle operating systems (EPB, ABS, HVAC, Engine, and Transmissions).
  • Conversant with Softing or Vector engineering tools (Monaco, Venice, CANape, CANoe, CANanalyser etc) an advantage but not essential.
  • Experience of using oscilloscopes to investigate and diagnose complex vehicle faults.



Personal attributes / behavioural skills for position

  • Well presented, with professional mannerisms befitting of the McLaren organisation.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and team building skills.
  • Adaptable, quick thinking, decisive, showing strong initiative and self- determination.
  • Strong planning, good follows up skills, meticulous in detail.
  • Demonstrates a methodical approach.
  • Good team working habits.
  • Confident with good interpersonal & communication, (especially verbal & written) skills.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.
  • Mobile & willing to travel abroad as requested.


For this role, we offer a competitive package including private healthcare, access to an executive car scheme, company pension scheme and the chance to work in a truly unique environment.


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