Project Engineer - Exhaust, Insulation and Sound Generation

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 Project Engineer to join our Powertrain team.

Purpose of the role:

Responsible for the technical definition & project / system engineering activities on specific vehicle projects, from concept to series-development, ensuring all systems and components fulfil all the programme requirements (performance, attributes, cost & timing).

Principal accountabilities:

  • Powertrain technical ownership of exhausts, heat and sound insulation, and sound generation systems
  • Supporting the delivery of owned systems to specific vehicle programmes
  • Support creation of Technical Specification, FMEA, DVP, Vehicle / System level test specs
  • Support delivery of products to meet Budgets & Expenditure, Timing & Delivery      
  • Planning & allocation, BOM management & tracking, and supplier liaison
  • Vehicle build & development support          
  • Attending key vehicle project meetings
  • Contribute to Technology Roadmaps                            
  • Support of BOM definition and management to include leading cost & weight reduction initiatives to deliver targets.
  • Planning, monitoring and execution of project activities to ensure project delivery in line with MDP and gateway deliverables.
  • With the Principal Engineer and project chief engineers, support the design and development of the Systems to ensure optimised vehicle performance contributing to the delivery of key vehicle attributes.
  • Establish and control system design, release (ETRS), development and validation plans
  • Support supply chain activities in association with function group buyers, SQA and logistics to ensure supplier nomination and delivery of components and systems on schedule for all phases of prototype, pilot, pre-production and production build.
  • Co-ordinate DFM and FMEA activities to support project delivery.
  • Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews.
  • Management of suppliers to ensure delivery to required quality & cost in line with project timelines.

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Technical knowledge & experience of exhaust and insulation systems specification, design, test & production
  • Experienced in project engineering
  • Experienced in OEM or tier one component delivery
  • Demonstrate experience of component & system design within an APQP or similar framework including FMEA, component planning and PPAP
  • PC literate and at ease with MS Office products

Personal attributes:

  • An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for success
  • A passion for high performance Powertrain engineering
  • A positive, proactive attitude, self-reliant with a high level of self-motivation
  • An engaging mind, open to new problems outside their normal comfort zone
  • A willingness to engage in debate and discussion
  • Empathy, a willingness to listen and see others’ points of view

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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