Vehicle Development Electrical Technician - 6m FTC

Location: Woking, GB

Development Electrical Technician - 6m Fixed Term Contract
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 McLaren’s Track 25 plan, we are looking to invest £1.2 billion into Research and Development, leading to the launch of 18 all-new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

Purpose of the Role
The key elements of the role are to ensure that the development vehicle activities are supported from an engineering perspective, through harness manufacture, data acquisition, fault diagnoses and platform software updates to allow a smooth transition into a successful running platform.  This will involve the assembly and testing of prototype components, along with identification and reporting of electrical/electronic faults and working with engineers to resolve problems.
Role Dimensions

  • To manufacture and repair Automotive and System 25 type Harnesses.
  • To work with Engineers and Technicians with the integration of systems onto vehicles, commissioning and rectifying electrical faults where necessary.
  • To assist with vehicle activities using tools such as CANape, Monaco, ATLAS, CANalyzer). .                       
  • To provide training and support to other team members.
  • Travel within the UK and often globally will be required.

The minimum formal education will be to Technician/BTEC level in a relevant electrical/mechanical engineering discipline.  
Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

  • Practical knowledge of vehicle wiring with the ability to manufacture and repair automotive and other harness types.
  • Knowledge and the ability to apply electrical physical aspects.
  • Experience of Electric or Hybrid vehicles
  • Knowledge of CAN bus architecture.
  • Knowledge of CAN based tools used in fault diagnoses, platform software updates and data logging.
  • Knowledge of and understanding of control systems.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office especially Excel and maintenance of VB macros.
  • CATIA product development platform or similar.

Personal Attributes:

  • Communication:
    • Ability to quickly articulate ideas to both function groups and team members, written or verbally in a precise, concise, professional manner.
    • Ability to tactfully challenge peers without alienating them.
    • Adaptable and flexible in communication styles to effectively transfer key and complex information to others of varying degrees of knowledge and experience.
  • Teamwork:
    • Seek ideas and inputs from colleagues to make best use of team expertise.
    • Proactively share knowledge and findings with others.
  • Planning and Organization:
    • Work unsupervised in a manner which represents the McLaren brand.
    • Adept at managing multiple concurrent and complex work streams
    • The dedication and commitment to drive activities to completion.
  • Problem Solving:
    • Identify issues and take a proactive approach to dealing with them.
    • Think creatively to produce workable ideas and novel solutions.
  • Continual Improvement:
    • Manage own development and performance.
    • Strive to improve and keep knowledge and skills up to date.
    • Have a passion for the work.

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.