Senior CAS Surface Designer (Contract)

Location: Woking, GB

Senior Surfacing Designer


Purpose of the role:

Supporting the design team to create breath-taking products that tell the visual story of their function. You’ll be creating and releasing production feasible aesthetically-optimised surfaces that maintain design intent and are to a high quality of surface execution. Assisting the creative process by interpreting 2D sketches into 3D data for design iteration and approval.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Create initial theme surfaces to support feasibility studies to 'sketch' tolerances
  • Create Pre-SR1 surfaces of selected themes for proportions approval to 'sketch' tolerances
  • Create SR1 surfaces of selected theme for engineering feasibility to 'sketch' tolerances as a jelly mould.
  • Create SR2 surfaces for aero mule and first CAD models to 'concept' tolerances with curves-on-surface
  • Create SR3 surfaces for Design Director approval to 'pre-production' tolerances
  • Create SR4 surfaces for clay validation to 'pre-production' tolerances incl. all feasibility
  • Create SRF surfaces releases for production releases to 'production intent' tolerances
  • Prepare status of Zonal Tasks for Principal – RAG status
  • Maintain up to date reference data model for Zone (Alias)
  • Co-ordinate with other Surfacing Zone Owners to compile complete Persistent Digital Model
  • Find and initiate the next CAS surfacing task for Surface Designers working within the zone for which you have responsibility
  • Escalate any conflicts of input to Concept Engineer or Digital Surface Design Principal
  • Get approval of final surface from Designer for maintaining SR3 design intent
  • Initiate CAS surfacing tasks for Surface Designers working within zones
  • Receive Engineering hardpoint update notification from Studio Engineer

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Proven experience in surfacing design
  • Strong IT/ software package knowledge including Alias

Personal attributes:

  • Strong team-working ethos
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to meet programme needs
  • Good work-ethic and ability to deliver 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.