Summary of the Role:
You will be responsible for specifying and leading the engineering design and car integration of a significant area of the race car with responsibility for drawings, legality adherence, rig testing and calculations to deliver a success project to operate in the race car environment.
You will report to the Design Team Leader for this project discipline.
Design layout work and calculation to define significant areas of the race car
Detail design of chassis / suspension components which will be either all drawn by yourself or delegated to others within the group
Good knowledge of the FIA technical and sporting rules to ensure all parts adhere to legality requirements
Liaising with other technical groups including aerodynamics, trackside, FE and suppliers to the successful design and safe and reliable deployment of all projects, including managing any fault fixes required
Ability to be deputise for the TL in his absence to be the accountable representative for the design group
Specification / Design of test equipment required and organisation and overseeing of rig testing to prove out parts
Data analysis, reporting of results in a clear, concise and structured manner and making recommendations for improvements
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Strong Degree in Mechanical/ Aeronautical Engineering or equivalent
Good overall knowledge of the race car design and its operating environment, ideally chassis systems.
Experience of producing engineering drawings and overseeing testing
Ability to work quickly and accurately with CAD systems, ideally 3DX, however if you have experience with Catia V5 or NX, this will also be considered.
Strong technical ability with good mechanical and composite design knowledge
Ideally experience within F1 or Motorsport.
Enthusiastic and self-motivated with high levels of initiative
Excellent communication and teamwork skills with ability to lead others on projects
Attention to accuracy and detail
What can McLaren offer?
We strive to provide a fun, innovative, collaborative and open culture where everyone’s input is welcome, and everyone feels part of our achievements. We work hard to create a culture of continuous improvement and support this with a proactive approach to management and personal development.
McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre on the edge of Woking. Our large campus includes a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park land. MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 32min train ride.
We encourage hybrid working patterns to give you options to balance your home life and hobbies with your work, and offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.