Senior Project Engineer - Plastics

Location: Woking, GB

You will be able to push and develop your engineering capability and influence future system design within our Body Exterior Plastics team. Join us as a Senior Project Engineer and have a direct impact on vehicle performance and perceived quality. You’ll be confronted with technical challenges daily and it’ll be up to you to use your engineering expertise and judgment to solve them. There’s a great deal of autonomy in the team and, coupled with the innovative environment at McLaren Automotive, this a great opportunity to take the next step in your career.


Day to day you’ll be responsible for delivery of component system design from concept through to part delivery and providing technical input to cross-functional project teams. Over time, you’ll be the subject matter expert within the body exterior function group. You’ll be using your rigorous engineering approach to develop a ‘right first time’ design for your systems, taking part in the selection of suppliers, and ultimately ensuring engineering gateways are met using our development process.


We need you to have experience of delivering automotive products, ideally exterior trim, and a good overall knowledge of manufacturing processes and the product development life cycle. You’ll need to have some knowledge of CAD and GD&T. Strong communication skills are also key to succeeding in this position as you’ll be working cross-functionally with internal and external partners. Due to the future growth plans of the company, we’ll also be looking to you to provide input into technology roadmaps for future vehicle programmes to make sure McLaren is always the benchmark.


2020 is going to be the busiest year in our history, both in terms of the number of new development programmes, and our production numbers. Whilst this brings exciting challenges for us all, it also means there’s unprecedented opportunity for personal and professional development, and you’ll be surrounded by established and successful teams ready to support your development.


Innovation is at the core of what we do, and we always start by asking how we can do it better. If you share the same vision and passion to improve and succeed, this is the position for you. Apply now.