Graduate Control Systems Engineer - Electric Drive

Location: Woking, GB

The future is electric, and McLaren Automotive will be at the forefront of technological advancement in hybrid and electric supercar development. You can join our growing Electric Drive team based in Woking, Surrey. In our Track25 business plan we are investing heavily in hybrid and electric vehicle technology, as part of this investment we are looking for a Graduate Control Systems Engineer, Electric Drive


Working alongside some of the best Engineers in the Automotive industry and leveraging our unique alliances with industry partners and research institutions, we can help you to rapidly develop your career in Systems Engineering.



Purpose of the Role:


Designing, specifying, and delivering Electric Drive Control (EDC) systems. EDC includes areas of software and control systems in the Electric Drive Supervisory Unit (EDSU), and other components including DC/DC converters, chargers, and other ECUs.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of part of the Electric Drive Control (EDC) system, including responsibility for planning, simulation, supplier management, HV Safety compliance, legislative compliance 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 and experience

  • Degree level qualification in relevant engineering field. Studies considered are:
    • Electrical and Electrnic Engineering
    • Cntrols Engineering
    • Mechanical Cntrols related to Hybrid / Electric Vehicle Technologies
    • Autmotive Engineering with System Knowledge
    • Mechatrnics
  • Understanding of control systems design and development
  • Knowledge of Matlab and Simulink
  • Natural interest in hybrid systems such as battery management systems, charging control, motor control units


Personal Attributes:

  • Good team skills, willingness to work cross-functionally with excellent communication skills.
  • An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for measured success.
  • A passion for high performance engineering.
  • A positive, proactive attitude with a high level of self-motivation

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