Principal Motorsport Powertrain Engineer

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Location: Woking, GB

The McLaren name is synonymous with motorsport.  The story across five decades of racing at the pinnacle of global motorsport is of restless technical development with characters of passion and true grit, all with a single-minded determination to succeed.  The trophy cabinet at McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) tells a thousand stories of world champions, great drivers, constructor titles and of all those individuals who have stood on the sport’s global stage to make their invaluable contribution in making that difference: that extra thousandth of second off a lap time.

With a backdrop of continued growth and success, McLaren Automotive is now consolidating its motorsport strategy with specific aims; enriching the customer’s experience on and off track, broadening the McLaren brand appeal to a wider global audience and delivering motorsport experiences that are best in class.  

As we begin this exciting journey we are looking for a Senior Calibration Engineer to join our Motorsport Engineering function and help deliver our future championship winning GT cars. 

Purpose of the role:

To perform the calibration of the engine including charge/torque model calibration with performance development.  Support in DOE and other ECU control related activities including loom and telemetry development.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Technical Requirements collection from stakeholders and interacting with the project/certification engineers for the requirements understanding
  • Development of the control models in Simulink/Matlab to support the calibration activities.
  • Ability to analyse the engine performance/measurements and set up specific tests according to the results
  • Data analysis and production of formal test reports
  • System ownership for calibration, software structure, and application into the vehicle

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Extensive experience in automotive or motorsport test cells with Bosch Motronic or Motorsport applications (MEDC17 or MS 6.2)
  • Experience with ETAS INCA, AVL CONCERTO, Indicom, Cameo, CRETA, WinDarab V7.
  • Knowledge of motorsport applications and telemetry systems
  • Knowledge of the combustion analysis
  • Good knowledge of internal combustion engine concepts
  • Base knowledge of all the actuators (cam phasers, turbo, spark advance, throttle, fuel) and their impacts on the performance/ efficiency
  • Able to develop tools in Matlab/Simulink
  • Experience in fuel consumption optimization (DOE activities)
  • Experience in loom development and
  • Good debugging/troubleshooting skills

Personal attributes:

  • Self-motivated
  • Quality, reliability, and safety driven
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent personal workload management skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and confidently alone
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Full clean driving Licence is 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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