Client Technical Advisor

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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.

Our team

We are on a mission to elevate transport system reliability, resilience, and sustainability. Harnessing decades of experience in real time data capture, simulation, and decision science in motorsport. We are working with transport operators, manufacturers, and mobility providers to apply our desire to constantly innovate and deliver the future of intelligent mobility. Together we will transform transport to deliver the optimal passenger experience: reducing disruption, releasing network capacity and enhancing personalised travel.

The role

We are looking for a Client Technical Advisor to provide expertise in data science to external and internal clients in support of the business strategy. You will primarily operate at the pre-sales end of the sales lifecycle, to understand client needs and convert them into technical solutions using a combination of hands on data science skills alongside a holistic view of data solution architecture. 

This is a challenging customer facing technical role, requiring a multi-skilled flexible approach to managing complex problems and requirements. The ideal candidate will research, scope and design complex solutions to McLaren Applied Technologies Transport customers and partners. Determine systems architect specifications and work in parameters for system interoperability. The ideal candidate will have the ability to ascertain and comprehend customer requirements and problem statements. Facilitate translation of business requirements and problems into technology understanding. Communicate complex propositions and services, in conjunction with commercial teams, to senior client representatives.

As the Client Technical Advisor you will create qualified products and service architecture scopes for engineering teams to deliver against. Develop specific product and service roadmaps against Transport team business strategies including presentation and proof of concept material. Manage technical qualifications of opportunities utilising bid gate review process. Solve complex problems, takes a broad perspective to identify solutions. Identify the appropriate engineering teams (connectivity, software, analytics, design, simulation, systems engineering, etc.) for each project and encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing.

The successful candidate will work closely with project managers to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within scope. Identify and manage technical risk. Whilst working with the back office functions to provide market insight and improve best practice of standards and documentation. Aswell as support product and solution roadmaps that reflect MAT product capabilities and expectation of McLaren brand.

Unsociable hours and travel to be expected.


  • Bachelor of engineering, or equivalent
  • Proven experience in technical delivery within the transportation industry in a data science role.

Skills and expertise

  • Strong customer support skill and orientation, able to recover from negative positions.
  • Able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, including CXO level, and work within a matrix organisation.
  • Seen as a technical expert/advisor in the transport domain in the fields of data science and information exploitation.
  • Experience of transport modelling and simulation a bonus.
  • Ability to liaise professionally with client organisations at all levels.
  • Act as customer advocate in driving service improvement through the organisation.

Personal attributes

  • We are looking for someone with the ability to effectively prioritise tasks in a high-pressured environment.
  • Who enjoys working with multi-disciplinary engineering teams.

The work environment

You will be based at the world-renowned McLaren Technology Centre. Our campus includes a subsidised restaurant, a café, a gym with a pool, break-out spaces, bicycle storage facilities and more. Our environment is designed to encourage collaborative working across all teams. You will be within one hundred metres of a specialist within their field, whether it’s in design, modelling and simulation, software development, data analytics, electronics hardware, finance and marketing.

McLaren’s Product Innovation Framework

Take the unique opportunity to bring your own ideas to life, whether it’s a software package or a tangible product. If the application for your idea is successful, it will be backed by a significant pledge from the business to fund time and materials costs. Our ambition is that we continue to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within Applied Technologies.

Recruitment process

  • If your application is successful, you’ll be invited for a phone interview with one of our experienced technical recruiters.
  • If our recruiter believes you’re suitable for the role, you will then be invited for a phone interview with one of the hiring managers.
  • The final stage is a face to face interview at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey.                                        




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