Manufacturing Engineer - Contract

Location: Woking, GB

Manufacturing Engineer



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 Manufacturing Engineer join the team.


The Job:

You will be responsible for developing the manufacturing processes that change the way we build our cars, via the introduction of new model launches that are part of our Track 22 plan.


The Role:

As one of our Manufacturing Engineers you will provide first hand support in the development and execution of all Manufacturing Engineering practices driving improvement in Project Management, Safety, Quality, Cost Management, and Product Delivery.


You will have the opportunity to work with expert teams across the business as well as within your own functional area to deliver all program aspects from inception into Series production.


You will be involved in scoping, specifying, and delivering best operational practices in alignment with brand expectations; and support the Manufacturing Engineering leadership team with the implementation of departmental budgets as contributor to overall program business cases.


Achieving all project gateway milestones is key to the successful delivery of all new products so you will support in the delivery of all program objectives to ensure this happens.


Within this role, you will also support the generation of timing plans that support full program delivery activities.


You will also provide Future Model support to the Pilot Build team during all prototype build phases on new vehicle programs, including supporting our Virtual Build Engineer and Manpower Planning teams in all virtual build events.


What else will you get involved in?

  • Design Reviews
  • Line Balancing
  • Assembly sequencing, Process Documentation, and Product Traceability methodology
  • Hours Per Car generation / reporting
  • Facility layout planning


Who are we looking for?

As one of our Engineers you will naturally have an understanding and appreciation for niche vehicle production and brand requirements.

We work in a fast-paced environment so the ability to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and decisive authority is crucial.

You will need to travel to off-site development facilities, within the UK and throughout Europe, therefore a flexible approach to travel is required

You will have the determination to drive forward the business to ‘Best in Class’ performance standards in line with brand expectations and be a lateral thinker able to think outside of the box to make structured and objective decisions


Other traits of a successful McLaren employee will include excellent communication skills both written and verbal and excellent attention to detail



A degree in mechanical/automotive engineering or similar (2:1 or above) or equivalent experience in a similar role.


Ideally you will have experience with:

  • Planning and execution of new vehicle programs
  • Complex vehicle systems
  • Vehicle assembly processes
  • Trim and final processes
  • End of line vehicle processing / finishing
  • Specification and procurement of assembly equipment
  • Identifying resolutions for product related issues, ensuring all quality targets are achieved
  • Implementation of safe working practices


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.


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