Series Engineer - Body In White

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.
As part of our Track25 business plan we will launch 18 new models or derivatives of our vehicles and look to expand our retailer network into new markets with an aim of having 100 retailers globally.
Track 25 and McLaren Automotive’ s growing reputation is testament to our world class employees. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues to be at the forefront of the Automotive market, we are looking for a Series Engineer to join our Body In White Engineering team.
Purpose of the role:
Reporting to the Body Panels Principal Engineer within the Body In White Engineering team, the Series Engineer will be responsible for supporting all engineering related activities on McLaren products in Series.
Principal accountabilities:

  • Support the production line with Technical Support to ensure that the production line is capable of outputting 22UPD.
  • Containment of all Production Engineering Quality Concerns 
  • RCA of quality concerns following PPS methodology
  • Quality Concern Resolution and Standardisation feeding back into the Principal Engineers within the Development Engineering and Concept Teams to ensure all Lessons Learnt from Launch and Production are incorporated into Design Guides and future vehicle projects.
  • Support the Zone and Shift Engineers, to build their technical knowledge of your Functional Area.
  • Support New Product Launches into MPC ensuring minimal impact to existing product output.
  • Robustly deliver Design and Development of Engineering changes for current production vehicles within your functional area:
  • Considering all applicable attributes, ie NVH, weight, DFM, and Quality
  • Deliver Model Year content for your function group
  • HPC reductions and Design for Quality improvements
  • Deliver VAVE content to ensure overall vehicle targets are met.
  • Engineering changes to minimise Warranty expenditure and improve the Customer Experience, including releases to support legacy product and Service Only Parts

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree 
  • Demonstrable experience in automotive design and development function
  • Experience of high volume or niche vehicle (low volume) programmes
  • Relevant Experience in System Design and materials technology
  • Technical knowledge on lightweight  Body Structures, aluminium and composites.
  • Technical knowledge on Body Panels; Aluminium (hot and cold formed), SMC, Carbon Fibre. 
  • Knowledge of DFMEA and its application in automotive environment.
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • CATIA V5, PC literate and at ease with MS Office products.
  • Knowledge of Engineering Simulation and Analysis tools and processes  
  • Excellent commercial awareness to maintain a focus on cost, profit, quality and risk.
  • A strong track record of delivering designs to timing, weight and cost targets.
  • Supplier management, comfortable with understanding and implementing DFM requirements within the project scope.

Personal attributes:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A team player able to work closely with internal and external network of engineers.
  • 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.
  • Ability to use own initiative when working under pressure.
  • Well organised and delivery focused - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high-pressure environment.
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand

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.