Simulator Engineer

About the job

This role is responsible for operating, maintaining and developing the McLaren FE simulator and simulator workbench.


Key Responsibilities


  • Maintain and prepare the simulator to a high standard to ensure uninterrupted testing
  • Operate the simulator platform during testing
  • Develop the platform as required in conjunction with the Vehicle Dynamics Department and support functions
  • Installation and commissioning of new hardware as required
  • Logging and reporting of faults
  • Working with the Vehicle Dynamics Department and support functions to rectify faults
  • Operate the simulator workbench for software prove out
  • Assist with implementing additional control system projects as required


Candidate Profile


  • Experience with simulator platforms in Formula One or another top level motorsport category or mechatronic systems in an equivalent high level engineering industry
  • Experience of real time systems (dSpace, XPC, Concurrent etc.)
  • Experience with control systems and fault finding of electrical systems and sensors
  • Experience of calibrating analogue and digital sensors, signal conditioning and wiring preparation
  • Ability to work in small focused teams
  • Working accurately and to tight deadlines
  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills
  • Good communicative skills for both receipt and feedback of engineering information
  • Good analytical skills and attention to 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.