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Senior Composite Designer

You will be responsibly for specifying and leading the engineering design and car integration of significant areas of the race car, responsibility for CAD Modelling, drawings, legality adherence, reliability, rig testing and calculations to deliver a successful project to operate in the race car environment.

You will report to the Head of Design for the project discipline.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Design layout work and calculation to define significant areas of the race car

  • Detail design of parts for the area of responsibility 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

  • 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

  • Ability to deputise for the Department Head in his absence to be the accountable representative for the design group

  • Ability to deliver clear presentation of your work in design reviews.

  • Accurate maintenance of design models to enable precise digital mock-up and clash detection


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Strong Degree in Mechanical/ Aeronautical Engineering or equivalent

  • Good overall knowledge of the race car design and its operating environment and considered an expert in your field.

  • Experience of producing engineering drawings and managing others

  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with CAD system

  • PC literate

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong technical ability with good mechanical and composite design knowledge

  • 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

  • Able to work autonomously under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Drive and determination to deliver championship quality designs

What McLaren can 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 offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.