Senior Steering System Engineer

Senior Steering System Engineer

McLaren Automotive

Woking, United Kingdom

Principal Accountabilities

  • With the Principal Engineers, lead the design and development of steering system to ensure optimised vehicle performance and delivery of vehicle attributes;
  • Work together with Vehicle Dynamics team to identify the steering feel targets at vehicle level and deploy them into system requirements;
  • Work together with NVH and concept teams to meet the requirement of quality and system optimisation;
  • Work together with steering system suppliers to identify technology and solution suitable to optimize steering feel;
  • Leadership, planning, monitoring and control of steering system development activities to guarantee project delivery in line with MDP (McLaren Development Process). Directly supporting all Model Year update programmes;
  • Establish and control system and component, design, release, development and validation plans in association with functional experts and in line with technical risk management processes;
  • Establish and control supply chain in association with function group buyers to ensure delivery of components and systems on schedule for all phases of prototype, pilot, pre-production and production build;
  • Ensure manufacturability and compliance with quality standards of all components and systems within the defined BOM through interface with manufacturing site and suppliers;
  • Review and manage steering system engineering concerns raised in manufacturing and warranty;
  • Manage and execute design activities where necessary to support production issues and re-engineering tasks;
  • Ensure lessons learnt from field are correctly captured into documentation for future programmes;
  • Manage projects to achieve annual cost down targets;
  • Respond to requests for information or specification change with assessment of risk and cost;
  • Control DFM and FMEA as required;
  • Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews at various level of the business.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Excellent steering design and development knowledge;
  • Capability to predict steering and vehicle dynamics through simulation tools (Matlab/Simulink);
  • Capability to assess vehicle and steering performance;
  • Capability to postprocess measurement data and identify subjective/objective correlation;
  • Experience with CATIA design environment;
  • Experience in steering release management and problem solving;
  • Experience of high and niche vehicle (low volume) programmes;
  • An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for measured success;
  • Experience of automotive design and development advantageous;
  • Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree.

Personal attributes

  • Natural leadership skills;
  • Must be both a team player and team builder;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ambitious and self-reliant. Intrinsically self motivated;
  • Delivery focused, with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery;
  • An understanding and awareness of appropriate escalation.

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