Senior EDS Designer - Motorsport

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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. For the next 6 years as part of McLaren’s Track 22 plan, we are looking to invest £1 billion into Research and Development, leading to the launch of 15 all-new cars or derivatives during this period.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven individual to join as a Senior EDS Designer - Motorsport.
Purpose of the role:
As the Senior EDS Designer – Motorsport you will work on new our GT3 Programme, reporting to the EDS Manager. You will ensure the successful delivery of the EDS for the new GT3 programme. Define and manage the chassis based control strategies, and Project manage the EDS package liaising with all relevant parties.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Project manage the new EDS package from a chassis perspective
  • Liaise with all relevant parties to successfully deliver a high performing and efficient EDS including MAL, principal hardware supplier, sensor suppliers, Powertrain and Motorsport DO
  • Support the design team with experienced based input on the layout and configuration of the cars electrical components
  • Oversea the electrical specification and build of the new steering wheel 
  • Specify the chassis sensor package on the car.
  • Together with the Motorsport DO, ensure the efficient packaging of all sensors
  • Ensure the EDS complies with all Race Series requirements that the GT3 car will operate in
  • Raise build concerns with rectification recommendations
  • Define and develop the chassis side control strategies 
  • Define the extensive electrical and controls development programme to prove out the new systems
  • Lead the track side electrical engineering of the prototype vehicles
  • Pre, during and post-event reporting
  • Clearly communicate progress and issues to the Motorsport Engineering team and Management

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Extensive EDS experience
  • Ideally prior experience in motorsport or racing
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to lead and motivate a small focused team and work cross functionally
  • Adopts a creative & thoughtful approach to concept design and solving engineering problems with good attention to detail and an engaging mind, open to new problems outside their normal comfort zone
  • Well organised and delivery focused – with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high-pressure environment

Personal attributes:

  • Clear thinker with an open mind to absorb new knowledge.
  • Delivery focused & self-motivated to deliver excellence and perform beyond targets.
  • Ability to identify concerns and suggest methods of rectification
  • Strong communication skills through all mediums, with the ability to organise and chair meetings that will be clear action focussed events.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to project manage design tasks both internally and with the supplier(s).
  • Strong communication skills through all mediums, with the ability to organise and chair reviews and deliver concise explanations of design changes to change management teams
  • Must have a flexible approach to working hours, travel requirements and adaptability to changing and multiple priorities

Ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.

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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