Certification Engineer
McLaren Group
Woking, GB
1d ago
  • When our founder Bruce McLaren passed away at the age of 32 he left behind a legacy that has shaped who we are today. We have an unrivalled heritage which has its roots in racing;
  • but McLaren Automotive is now creating a story of its own and we want you to be a part of it.

    As part of our Track25 business plan we will launch 18 new models or derivatives of our vehicles and look to expand our retailer network into new markets with an aim of having 100 retailers globally.

    Track 25 and McLaren Automotive’ s growing reputation is testament to our world class employees. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues to be at the forefront of the Automotive market, we are looking for a Principal Legislation Engineer - Programmes.

    Purpose of the role :

    As Certification Engineer, reporting directly to the Certification Manager, you are required to complete the necessary activities and documentation to achieve vehicle certification, for all required international markets, of allocated projects.

    Additionally you will ensure that McLaren Automotive’s products comply with the latest regulatory requirements throughout their lifecycle, by monitoring key legislative changes.

    You will be required to have a good understanding of complex and cross-functional systems, and the regulatory requirements that they are subject to.

    You will need to work with many different internal departments, as well as liaising with external agencies and government bodies to ensure only compliant products are put on the marketplace.

    You will work with a team of certification engineers to support the development of new concepts and technologies, achieve the certification of McLaren Automotive’s products within budget and timing constraints, and support the Quality department for activities related to conformity of production.

    Principle Accountabilities :

  • Undertake type approval and certification activities of assigned projects, for all required markets internationally
  • Create and maintain the timing plan of certification activities on assigned projects
  • Plan and monitor certification spending on assigned projects to ensure they are delivered to budget
  • Support the team of certification engineers through the development of all projects, and work together to deliver global certification of all of McLaren products
  • Support project delivery as a key member of the engineering team, by maintaining close working relationships with project coordination, design engineers, attribute teams and development engineers
  • Work closely with the Principal Certification Engineer for Testing, to ensure that all certification test requirements are realised
  • Travel abroad for testing when necessary
  • Monitor emerging regulatory requirements affecting current and future models
  • Provide interpretations of legislation, and support development of innovative solutions in the design of new products
  • Participate in industry forums where regulatory requirements are discussed
  • Plan, monitor and expedite tests, documentation and certification reports
  • Support the regional teams with launch and series development activities
  • Knowledge, skills & experience :

  • Engineering degree (II.I or higher)
  • Substantial experience of certification activities in key markets such as EU, USA, and China
  • Personal Attributes :

  • Able to work collaboratively in a team of skilled engineers
  • Able to prioritise key tasks and highlight areas for focus
  • Ability to prepare and manage plans and budgets
  • Hard-working, proactive, ambitious and self-motivated to deliver engineering excellence
  • Analytical and capable of critical thinking
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple complex activities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working within low volume automotive companies
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Calm under pressure
  • We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees. It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.

    At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings.

    We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme.

    We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.

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