Senior Project Engineer-Body Exterior - Glazing & Wash Wipe

Location: Woking, GB

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 Senior Project Engineer - Body Exterior - Glazing & Wash Wipe
Working with cutting edge products, you will be able to create and deliver your own designs and introduce your own ideas without limitations of benchmarks. This is a role that will push you to develop your engineering capability with a major influence on the product with direct input into the design of Exterior componentry, predominantly in glazing. You will be responsible for concept support through to part delivery, you will work as part of a close knit, cross functional team to deliver components to specification, on time and to budget. The expectation is that you will push the boundaries of manufacture processes and materials to create a truly cutting edge product.

The Body Exteriors team really embrace innovation and believe in function before form.

As a Senipor Project Engineer, you will be responsible for reporting in to and supporting the Principal Engineer for Glazing and Wash Wipe systems, you will provide leadership to cross-functional teams and will be the face of Body Exteriors on chosen Programs. You will be confronted with technical questions daily. You will also be responsible for attending meetings/reviews and reacting to any issues relevant to your commodity to best serve your customer groups such as SQA, Purchasing and Project Management teams. This role offers great exposure to other areas of the business and at various levels through to Executive Director level.

It’s safe to say you will be busy in the role, being able to develop your capability of resolving problems, performing root cause analysis and then moving things forward on to SQA. In addition you will be responsible for the release and delivery from concept to production and help with leading the team to deliver in accordance to McLaren Automotive’s development framework. 

The team work at a quick pace, they are a lean team who work reactively on cross vehicle projects, they have high ambitions and enjoy challenges and making things happen. They are committed to getting the job done which is recognised by Manager’s and other teams. They are culturally diverse with multiple nationalities and consist of employees and external suppliers, who are social and enjoy a weekly lunch together and trips to the pub.  

Skills and Experience:


  • Design and development experience on various automotive products
  • Good understanding of Glazing systems, their manufacture processes, feasibility and technology
  • Understanding of Wash and Wiper Systems, their manufacture processes, feasibility and technology
  • A good understanding of the complete product lifecycle (concept-delivery)
  • A great team-worker who is driven to support their team to success
  • Strong presentation skills – ability to communicate to all levels of the business
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo.
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop Technical Knowledge and Personal skills
  • CAD knowledge - for opening models, cut sections and add other models for review
  • Knowledge of automotive processes such as DFMEA and DVP.
  • Logical approach to problem solving and work in a methodical manner.
  • Educated to Degree level in suitable Engineering discipline.


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.


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