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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Air Intake Systems

Posted 27 days ago Apply by 09 April 2020

Job Description

Keeping powertrain systems cool while accelerating from 0-186mph in less than 13 seconds, topping out at 250mph is not an easy task. That’s where you come in. 

You’ll be taking complete ownership of air intake systems including low pressure, high pressure, and water charged air cooling systems. You’ll be designing and packaging air intake systems on our range of new powertrain architecture for our exciting, high-end supercars. Carbon fibre technology is at the heart of McLaren’s DNA ever since the carbon fibre monocoques debuted for our F1 teams. This kind of work continues to this day – we’re adapting technology from our racing and motorsport teams and integrating it into our air intake systems for our road cars. We’ll be looking to you to use this technology to improve our systems and continually decrease weight, which is one of our key performance differentiators.

You’ll be working on truly cutting-edge technology: conventional and hybrid powertrains, and even full EV technology in the future. We need you to provide the innovation in air intake systems to enable us to fulfil our ambitious Track25 business plan, to be producing hybrid powertrains for all our new vehicles from 2025.

Though these will be your systems, collaboration is key. You’ll be working with Project Engineers, suppliers, concept teams, and design for manufacture to make sure your designs fulfil the attributes and design targets. You’ll oversee all design engineering work and while you’ll have your own direct project responsibility to deliver, you’ll also be expected to guide Designers in the team, providing you with a range of oversight of other projects. This could be your first step into an oversight role if you’re an experienced Design Engineer, or you could be an existing Senior level Designer, this job will stretch you both in terms of scope of work and number of concurrent programmes.

Working in the McLaren Technology Centre puts you right next to the product on a day to day basis. You’ll see the result of your work in the flesh, whether it’s in our development workshops, production centre – both based in Woking – or in our testing site in Idiada, Spain. This means you could be involved in hands on testing of the cars yourself.

As we’re looking for a Senior Design Engineer, you’ll need to have a good level of experience in Design Engineering using CATIA V5. Ideally, you’ll have worked directly on air intake systems design, but experience designing other plastic injection/ blow moulded, carbon fibre components and powertrain knowledge should enable you to succeed in this role. You don’t need to be a people manager, but you’ll need to be confident to take the lead from a technical perspective and help others to develop their skills.

This is no ordinary Design Engineering job. Apply now

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Sector Design, Mechanical
Location South East
Hours Full time
Contract Type Permanent
Minimum Degree Grade Required NA
Applicant needs to be eligible to work in the UKYes
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