Control Systems Engineer - Motorsport (Woking)

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Control Systems Engineer - Motorsport Permanent

Purpose of the role:

To join the Motorsport Engineering department of McLaren Automotive Ltd. Reporting to the Principal Controls Engineer, the Control System Engineer will be a key member of the Motorsport Engineering team responsible for the development, validation, delivery and support of the complete vehicle control systems used across the range of McLaren Motorsport Vehicles.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Support the development of mechatronic control systems
  • Data mining, analysis and dissemination
  • Trackside support for development testing and customer events as required
  • Support dynamometer / test bed rigging and calibration activities
  • Harvest mathematical modelling techniques to describe vehicle, powertrain and actuator behaviour
  • Develop technical capabilities and tools as required by the business
  • Support the analysis of field issues and provide relevant solutions

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Educated to Degree level in an Engineering or Computer Science Discipline
  • Model-based application software coding in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Ability to code and willingness to learn different coding languages if requirements dictate
  • β€œCan-do” attitude and ability to work under pressure
  • Personal interest in electromechanical systems and engines would be desirable
  • Previous experience in a Motorsport or OEM environment preferred but not essential

  • Interest in Electronic Controls Systems and Automotive EE Architectures
  • Experience of Powertrain or transmission control systems development.
  • HIL and in-vehicle testing and validation.
  • Vehicle-based software calibration
  • Excellent knowledge of Automotive network protocols, e.g. CAN, LIN, UDS, and Ethernet
  • Understanding of vehicle-level system integration in terms of hardware and software

Personal Attributes / Competencies

  • Naturally technical, able to employ fundamental engineering principles to solve problems
  • Excellent attitude towards teamwork
  • Clear thinker with an open mind to absorb new knowledge.
  • Delivery focused & self-motivated to deliver excellence and perform beyond targets.
  • Strong communication skills through all mediums
  • Good organisational skills and ability to manage workloads and priorities
  • Flexible approach to working hours, travel requirements and adaptability to changing demands.
  • High self-motivation, willingness to learn and develop in a dynamic and exciting environment
  • Driving Licence.

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Chertsey Rd, Woking GU21 4YH, UK

Woking , United Kingdom