Principal Electrical Systems Engineer - McLaren Special Operations

Location: Woking, GB

No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breathtaking performance road cars.

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is a division of McLaren Automotive, responsible for the design, development and delivery of personalised and bespoke vehicle commissions, performance details and options, as well as overseeing and ensuring McLaren legacy vehicles remain road worthy and up to date.  MSO products and services represent world class McLaren offerings and in doing so provides McLaren owners with virtually limitless possibilities to tailor a car exactly to their needs and tastes.

As part of our continued growth and desire to deliver world class bespoke content, we are looking for a talented individual to join our Vehicle Integration team as a Principal/Lead Electrical Systems Engineer and share our passion for innovation, performance and craftsmanship in everything we do.

Purpose of the role:

As Principal/Lead Electrical Systems Engineer, you will take the lead on any electrical components / systems being delivered by the Vehicle Engineering team, this can vary from bespoke Interior trim changes to full body and interior replacement. You will become the go to person for electrical knowledge within MSO.  A willingness to learn new areas is essential as MSO can be involved in a broad range of projects from concept to in service support

Principal accountabilities:

  • Responsible for specification, concept, package, design and series execution of electrical systems in line with project targets for performance, quality, weight and cost.
  • Manage supplier design, development and tooling programmes.
  • Responsible for fast, accurate cost estimation of customers’ bespoke requests to facilitate the quotation process.
  • Provides electrical engineering support to the department’s bespoke projects workshop.
  • Support the MSO engineering team and wider business functions to ensure all quality targets are correctly specified and achieved.
  • Practical vehicle fault analysis and electrical harness modification.
  • Work closely with function groups and MSO Workshop to coordinate the smooth introduction of new products.
  • Provide both Diagnostic and Vehicle Specific Technical support to McLarens Regional Offices and Approved dealer network for MSO vehicle content

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Proven track record of system/component design and delivery within an automotive/aerospace/telecommunications/home electronics/ industrial electronics engineering environment.
  • Project engineering experience essential.
  • Experience in the use of Monaco, CANape and ETAS/INCA an advantage.
  • Experience of vehicle testing highly desirable.
  • PC literate and at ease with MS Office products
  • Knowledge of Engineering Bill of Material systems Electrical Diagnostic Systems an advantage
  • Knowledge of Modern Vehicle operating systems (EHB, ABS, HVAC, Engine, and Transmissions)

Personal attributes:

  • Well presented, with professional mannerisms befitting of the McLaren organisation.
  • Adaptable, quick thinking, decisive, showing strong initiative and self determination.
  • Mobile & willing to travel abroad as requested.
  • Must be a team player and be able to work closely with the rest of the MSO team (Sales, Purchasing, Workshop, Stores and Quality)
  • Flexibility and Adaptability are key
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong commercial awareness

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.