Graduate Aerodynamics Design Engineer

Job description

At McLaren Racing, we believe only by chasing performance in everything we do can we give ourselves the best chance of success. Performance on track and in the factory. Performance for our people, our business and our partners. It’s about more than winning. It’s about hitting the highest standards, and then raising the bar again.

Key Information:

  • The closing date for this role will be
    Sunday the 30th June at 11:59pm, we cannot accept any applications after this time.
  • If you meet our minimum criteria, you will be required to undertake an online psychometric test; you will be notified via email with the details.
  • If shortlisted to the final stage, you will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre on the 25th July, at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey.

Purpose of the Role:

  • Integral member of the Aero Design team, responsible for designing aero surfaces and wind tunnel model components
  • Reports to the Senior Manager Aerodynamics Design Leader, closely collaborating with the Aero Design team, aerodynamicists, CFD, model makers, production team, Win Tunnel Technicians, R&D team, and Vehicle Engineering team.
    This role is factory based but may involve occasional travel
  • This role is predominantly carried out during standard working hours but sometimes includes additional hours and weekends

Role Dimensions:

As an Associate in the Aero Design team, you will be responsible for designing race car aerodynamic surfaces, wind tunnel model parts, and assemblies. Playing a crucial role in supporting project execution, your primary responsibility is to collaborate with team members to ensure the timely and high-quality delivery of development projects.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • You will be familiar with CAD Methodologies, workflow and your development area, and be familiar with the Formula 1 Regulation for your development area.
  • Be able to forecast simple projects’ lead times.
  • Contributing to the design of the race car aerodynamic surfaces, wind tunnel model parts, and assemblies.
  • You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to meet project deadlines
  • Contributing to problem-solving and troubleshooting efforts.
  • You will execute tasks in alignment with established engineering standards.

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in Mechanical/Automotive/Aeronautical engineering or related field experience
  • 3D CAD knowledge
  • Knowledge of engineering drawings
  • Formula student and industrial experience is beneficial
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office

Personal Attributes:

  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication
  • Well-organised – able to manage own time effectively
  • Desire to improve processes; proactive and initiative driven
  • Demonstrate ability to listen actively
  • Collaborate with team members to find mutually beneficial solutions
  • Thorough worker with good attention to detail
  • Respond appropriately to feedback and take necessary actions
  • Participate in team meetings to discuss progress and address challenges.
  • Result-focused and driven

What McLaren can offer?

We constantly strive to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our ambition is to be the most pioneering and exhilarating racing team in the world, and our collective task is to set the standards for high performance in sport. We show up every day with energy and enthusiasm, ready to play our part.

We encourage and support diversity, equity and inclusion. We will actively promote a culture that values difference and eliminates discrimination in our workplace.

McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) near Woking. Our state of the art, sustainable campus offers many facilities including a gym, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park and common land. The MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 30 minute train ride.

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

Unternehmen / Organisation: 
McLaren F1 Team