Senior Project Engineer - Closures

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Location: Woking, GB

At McLaren Automotive our vision is not only to become the iconic sports car manufacturer but also to deliver breath-taking, iconic and innovative new technology to the automotive industry.


We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our mission to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.


Working with cutting edge products, you will be able to create your own designs and introduce your own idea without limitations of benchmarks. This is a role that will push you to develop your engineering capability with a major influence on the product with direct input into the design of closure systems, you will be responsible for full closure systems and not pigeon holed in to one specific component.

The body exteriors team really embrace innovation and believe in function before form.

As a Senior Project Engineer, you will be responsible for reporting in to and supporting the Principal Engineer for Closures, you will provide leadership to the team and will be the face of closures and will be confronted with technical questions daily. You will also be responsible for attending meetings/reviews and reacting to any issues relevant to closures to best serve your customer groups such as SQA, Purchasing and Project Management teams. This role offers great exposure to other areas of the business and at various levels through to Executive Director level.

It’s safe to say you will be busy in the role, being able to develop your capability of resolving problems, performing root cause analysis and then moving things forward on to SQA. In addition you will be responsible for the release and delivery from concept to production and help with leading the team to deliver in accordance to McLaren Automotive’s development framework. 

The team work at a quick pace, they are a lean team who work reactively on cross vehicle projects, they have high ambitions and enjoy challenges and making things happen. They are committed to getting the job done which is recognised by Manager’s and other teams. They are culturally diverse with multiple nationalities and consist of employees and external suppliers, who are social and enjoy a weekly lunch together and trips to the pub.  

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

Extensive design and development experience on various automotive closures (bonnet, tailgate, door), with vast understanding of components such as seals, latches, hinges etc.
Exert leadership and management ability – being able to delegate and motivate teams.
Strong presentation skills – ability to communicate to all levels of the business.
Confidence to challenge the status quo.
Strong CAD knowledge - for opening model and cut sections and ad other models for review.
Knowledge of automotive processes such as DFMEA and DVP.
Logical approach to problem solving and work in a methodical manner.
Educated to Degree level in suitable Engineering discipline.


If you are passionate about pushing the boundaries of processes and technologies and have an entrepreneurial mind-set, join us at the heart of an exciting journey apply now to be part of cutting edge pioneering projects .

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