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Senior Suspension Designer

United Kingdom, England, WokingF1 - Technical

Job description

Summary of the Role:

You will be responsible for specifying and leading the engineering design and car integration of a significant area of the race car with responsibility for technical design, drawings, legality adherence, rig testing and calculations to deliver a success project to operate in the race car environment.

You will report to the Head of Suspension Design.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Design layout work and calculation to define significant areas of the race car
  • Detail design of chassis / suspension components
  • Good knowledge of the FIA technical and sporting rules to ensure all parts adhere to legality requirements
  • Liaising with other technical groups including aerodynamics, trackside, FE and suppliers to the successful design and safe and reliable deployment of all projects, including managing any fault fixes required
  • Ability to be deputise for the TL in his absence to be the accountable representative for the design group
  • Specification / Design of test equipment required and organisation and overseeing of rig testing to prove out parts
  • Data analysis, reporting of results in a clear, concise and structured manner and making recommendations for improvements

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Strong Degree in Mechanical/ Aeronautical Engineering or equivalent
  • Good overall knowledge of the race car design and its operating environment, ideally chassis systems, structural composites and/or suspension metallics
  • Experience of producing engineering drawings and overseeing testing
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with CAD systems, ideally 3DX, however if you have experience with Catia V5 or NX, this will also be considered.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong technical ability with good mechanical and composite design knowledge
  • Ideally experience within F1 or Motorsport.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated with high levels of initiative
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills with ability to lead others on projects
  • Attention to accuracy and 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.