Control Systems Engineer - Electric Drive

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 Control Systems Engineer to join our Electric Drive Technology team.

Purpose of the role:

You’ll be specifying, designing, engineering, and delivering Electric Drive Control (EDC) systems from concept to production. EDC includes areas of software/ control systems in the Electric Drive Supervisory Unit (EDSU), and other components such as DC/DC converter, chargers, and other ECUs.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Ownership of part of the Electric Drive Control (EDC), taking responsibility for planning, simulation, supplier management, and delivery
  • Working with Powertrain CAE group to develop, verify, and validate electric drive architecture and components
  • Supporting EDC delivery to all vehicle projects, and ensuring delivery of ISO 26262 requirements and platform software at all phases of programme
  • Working with supply chain management to ensure EDC readiness for all phases of prototype, pre-production, and production
  • Electric drive specification through DOORS to specify control requirements for the HSU, BMS, MCU, and other components
  • Supporting preparation and presentation of material for external and internal project reviews
  • Carrying out FMEAs and test specifications with Model in the Loop (MiL) and Software in the Loop (SiL)
  • Supporting vehicle build and development where required

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Knowledge/ experience of control system design, test, production
  • Awareness of, or experience with embedded systems (such as Battery Management Systems (BMS), Motor Control Unit (MCU), Electric Drive Unit (EDSU), Grid Charging Control, DC/DC, functional safety)
  • Some understanding of HV battery safety, charging standards, or regulations
  • Some understanding of ISO 26262, simulation modelling techniques, testing with MiL, SiL, HiL

Personal attributes:

  • Strong team player, able to work cross-functionally in project teams with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deliver under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Proactive, positive approach with a high level of self-motivation to succeed
  • Well organised and delivery focussed

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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