Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Woking, GB

McLaren Applied Technologies:

McLaren Applied Technologies is a high-performance technology company which combines fresh thinking and innovation to solve crucial challenges and improve people's lives in industries as diverse as health, public transport, automotive and motorsport.


The Role:

  • Responsible for the design and mechanical packaging of sensors, alternators, ignition coils and assembly solutions for a variety of electronic devices
  • Managing products from conception to production
  • Creation of detailed part and assembly design drawings using our modelling and drawing tools
  • Creation of parts within the business MRP system and management of bill of materials
  • Communicate with suppliers for out sourced components
  • Communicate with customers to define product design specifications
  • Creation of interface models for PCB layout
  • Working closely within a multi-disciplined team (hardware/software/mechanical)
  • Design of assembly and test tooling
  • Creation of production documentation
  • Working to tight project deadlines
  • Multitasking and adapting to changing project requirements within a fast-paced environment
  • Provide support to production department


Our team:
Our team is responsible for the design, testing and manufacture of our range of High Performance Components which include products such as sensors, alternators and ignition coils primarily for the Motorsport market. We develop standard products for multiple customers as well as bespoke solutions for many challenging applications.

The multi-discipline Design Team collaborates with all Applied Technologies’ Business Units and the wider McLaren Group to create cutting edge, commercially viable products and services.


Skills and Expertise:


  • Experience within an engineering design role.
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering degree, or equivalent technical degree.
  • Experience in mechanical design with an appreciation for thermal management, vibration and EMC.
  • Experience of working from fundamental mechanical engineering principles to solve engineering challenges.
  • Proficient in 3D CAD modelling and associated 2d drawing tools
  • Attention to detail and familiar with appropriate standards for the generation and checking of engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, including CNC milling, turning, casting, sheet metal, moulding and rapid prototyping, incorporating DFM, DFA and DFMEA techniques
  • Experience of material selection and an appreciation of coating and plating processes.
  • Documenting and presenting to a high standard in internal design reviews and externally to customers

Highly Desirable

  • Experience with Solid Edge and Teamcenter 
  • Understanding of basic electrical/electronic and magnetic principles
  • Knowledge of the functionality of transducer and sensing principles
  • Previous experience within an engineering design role
  • Adept at researching, understanding and implementing technical solution methods when beyond current skill set
  • Generating sound mechanical design concepts, translating into working prototypes or production ready solutions and presenting results to a high standard.





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