Senior Powertrain Engineer

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 29/09/2023

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to apply their engine engineering experience and knowledge in a dynamic hands-on manufacturing environment.Ricardo supplies all engines for McLaren’s range of sports and super cars from its Shoreham Technical Centre in West Sussex. The role is key in supporting the ongoing development of this engine and new product lines in a production environment.



The successful candidate will be a member of a small powertrain engineering team, reporting to the Powertrain Engineering Lead. You will be working to maintain excellent product quality and performance standards for a high-performance gasoline engine family through assembly, test and warranty. You will:


Provide engineering insight into engine part and build issues as they occur in production, including at end of line test
Root cause analysis and resolution of production, client, warranty and supply chain issues using structured problem-solving methods
Support continuous improvement projects and working through to conclusion with a cross-functional team
Facilitate supplier, client and Ricardo driven Engineering changes through the release process
Perform some hands-on tear-down and investigation activities
Required to cover engineering lead role at times




Internal combustion engine knowledge, with breadth favouring depth
Understanding of engine testing & development would be beneficial
Fundamental understanding of 8D, FMEA, DVP, structured change control and quality processes
Experience of production systems and operational environment desirable



High personal standards of engineering integrity and the drive to achieve a robust solution
Comfortable communicator - ability to communicate effectively with engineering and operational staff, from shop floor to senior management level, including with external clients and suppliers
Proactive in leading investigations and resolving Engineering issues – confidence in delivering tasks on time and to a high standard
Organised, with an ability to multi-task - Able to assess, prioritise and respond with absolute urgency to serious issues, should they arise
Competent user of Microsoft Office software suite


Qualifications / Experience

Relevant engineering degree or equivalent technical qualification and/or experience