Senior Development Engineer - McLaren Special Operations

Location: Woking, GB

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is a division of McLaren Automotive, responsible for the design, development and delivery of personalised and bespoke vehicle commissions, performance details and options. MSO products and services represent McLarens world class offerings.

“MSO Bespoke was established to help customers realise their dreams and allows an almost limitless level of customisation where imagination is the only restrictive factor.  With MSO Defined we offer a range of personalisation beyond the standard factory options,”

As part of our continued growth and desire to deliver world class bespoke content, we are looking for a Senior Development Engineer to join our Vehicle Integration team and share our passion for innovation, performance and craftsmanship in everything we do.

Purpose of the role:

As Senior Development Engineer, you will be responsible for Development program activities, including Budget, test facilities and vehicle requirements. This role has the potential to include regular travel and out of hours activity to support development attributes sign-off.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Work to generate appropriate whole vehicle programs to develop and validate engineering designs within new vehicle projects 
  • Lead a team of engineers to deliver development testing programs to agreed quality, budgets and timescales for multiple programs under vehicle line. 
  • Maintain close working relationships with Engineering and Design Team to deliver program goals as a key member of the Product Development leadership team 
  • Vehicle Line management for Future Products. Managing Vehicle Development functions and key accountabilities inclusive of Attribute, Passive Safety and Body Testing as well as prototype builds. 
  • Vehicle Line reporting for all Vehicle Development program deliverables - Point of contact for all Development functions to coordinate Information flow and Budget/Time management responsibility. 
  • Develop a team of engineers offering support and guidance and identifying training needs and opportunities 
  • Deliver program gateway, appraisals and reports

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent, and a robust grasp of engineering theory 
  • Detailed experience of development program delivery, ideally gained on low volume, high performance vehicle programs 
  • Substantial Automotive testing experience 
  • Substantial Knowledge and experience of a broad range of vehicle and rig data acquisition, test and analysis techniques 
  • Excellent PC skills and at ease with MS Office products

Personal attributes:

  • Able to lead, motivate and develop a team of skilled experienced engineers 
  • Hard-working, proactive, ambitious and self-motivated to deliver engineering excellence 
  • Able to apply technical experience to the development of engineering designs, plus the analysis and resolution of technical issues 
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple complex activities 
  • Assured communication skills at all levels 
  • Flexible approach to working hours 
  • Calm under pressure

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.