Project Engineer -Seals & Finishers

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 – Seals & Finishers.



  • To assume ownership of and accountability for finishers system projects throughout their total lifecycles from concept to delivery. Supporting the delivery of owned systems to specific vehicle programmes.
  • To drive the concept of finishers systems and surrounding components, introducing one’s own concepts, ideas and designs without the limitations of benchmarks. To manage the creation of new and innovative finishers concepts that address the needs of design.
  • Manage and deliver DFMEA, Engineering statements of work, engineering release, concerns resolution and DVP, and support the development and release of the project dedicated Technical Specification.
  • To act as the subject matter expert on finisher system on chosen programmes. To attend meetings and reviews and define and manage the actions required in response to any issues that may arise relevant finisher systems.
  • Support delivery of products to meet Budgets & Expenditure, Timing & Delivery 
  • Reporting to the Principal Engineer you will undertake technical project management & engineering of seats & restraints
  • Take responsibility for resolving issues on current production vehicles. Execute resolution actions with the support of the current engineering teams.
  • Manage and deliver bill of materials costs, investment and weight for responsible component and system
  • 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.
  • Support on build support and launch support

Knowledge, skills & experience: 

  • CATIA V5 2D/3D skills
  • Previous experience in OEM or tier one in technical delivery in the automotive industry would be advantageous, but not essential.
  • Knowledge of interior technical parameters and specifications and ideally seating & restraints
  • Basic understanding of commercial to maintain a focus on cost, profit, quality and risk.
  • Ability to define technical solution to support the decision-making process.
  • Materials Knowledge with basic understanding of metal, foam, plastics and composites.

Personal attributes: 

  • Confident and articulate in high pressure scenarios.
  • Principled, strong-willed and able to influence and lead external parties with clarity.
  • Able to interact with conviction and clarity at the highest management level.
  • Personable and able to manage and exceed expectations of internal customers.
  • Able to make sound judgements based on balance of risk, when data is not available.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to project manage design tasks both internally and with the suppliers. Able to multi-task and prioritise.
  • Willing to travel and work flexible hours when required.

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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