Experienced Engine Builder

Nicholson Mclaren Engines – based near Wokingham, Berkshire is a name synonymous with engine building and engine development since the 1970s.

Due to continued growth, we currently have a vacancy for a keen individual to support and work alongside our senior engineers in our modern engine build workshop.

The successful candidate will be focused with a keen eye for attention to detail and able to maintain a consistently high standard when building performance ICE engines. You will be experienced in this industry and possess the ability to work alone or in partnership with other members of the team as required.

You will possess an understanding of engine fundamentals and engine characteristics whilst being fully experienced in the practice of working on high performance engines at a highly professional level.

This position represents a unique, fantastic opportunity for a conscientious, enthusiastic individual to join our skilled, friendly team.

Hours: Full-Time 40 Hours per week.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the complete disassembly and rebuild of high- performance internal combustion engines.

You will be required to: 

  • Have previous engine building experience.

  • Be confident in taking on a complete engine strip and rebuild to a very high standard.

  • Possess an in-depth knowledge and understanding of engine characteristics.

  • Possess the ability to calculate cam/ignition timing, compression ratios etc.

  • Be familiar with using specialist tooling required for measuring/inspection.

  • Read & understand technical drawings.

  • PC literate.

  • Capable of developing a build book/report writing.


  • Self-motivated, tidy and organised.

  • Very good attention to detail with excellent time management skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member or confident alone.

  • Must have own tools and transport.


  • Competitive salary negotiable – Depending on experience.

  • Auto enrolment pension scheme.

  • 23 days holiday – increasing to 26 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays.

  • Subsidised private medical insurance.


If you would like to be part of our friendly, busy team please click apply and submit your curriculum vitae.