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Senior Specialist, Circular Economy

United Kingdom, England, WokingSustainability

Job description

Purpose of role

To deliver the circular economy workstream across all Racing series in collaboration within the team and our wider partners


Key accountabilities

  • Project managing and providing circular economy specialist input to the F1 circular car project, ensuring that the project is delivering tangible desired outcomes, is on-track and involves the right partners, including regular reporting and communication of progress
  • Conducting research, establishing baseline data and supporting the team to identify and use appropriate tools to assess the circular economy opportunities for McLaren Racing and make practical recommendations for improvement
  • Supporting the development of compelling, data-led and practical business cases for investment in circular economy solutions
  • Educating the McLaren Racing team on the concept of circular economy and how this can be practically applied in their roles and decision-making
  • Working with colleagues, suppliers, academics, partners and others, as appropriate, to find and implement circular solutions to McLaren Racing’s key materials, operational and event waste streams
  • Supporting the leadership team to influence industry (FIA) regulations and the cost-cap to enable investment in and adoption of circular solutions without negatively impacting competitiveness or car performance
  • Reports to the Lead, Sustainability Management Systems, Reporting & Insights
  • Oversees any McLaren Racing sponsored research(ers) into circular economy solutions

Job requirements

Desired experience, skills & behaviours

  • Experience of relevant real-life project delivery in collaboration with suppliers and partners. For example, circular car design and construction, net-zero materials waste, closed-loop production, primary materials reduction/ secondary materials use, bio-based materials, material use lifetime extension, materials separation and recycling.
  • Able to clearly and succinctly explain circular economy principles and real-world applications within the context of McLaren Racing’s activities
  • Strong understanding of relevant circular economy-related political, policy, legislative and motorsports industry and Racing Series regulations trends and their implications for strategic decision making at McLaren Racing
  • Experience of sourcing and using appropriate data, management and assessment tools, including lifecycle analysis to achieve positive change
  • Well-networked within the research and innovation community for circular economy solutions
  • Effective communicator, with an ability to educate and influence others to adopt circular solutions in a compelling and simple way
  • Strong relationship building skills, working collaboratively across partners, teams and networks
  • Highly organised, able to deliver multiple concurrent projects/ initiatives
  • Collaborative and cooperative team player, equally willing and able to work on own projects whilst supporting other team members as needed


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.

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