At McLaren Racing, we pride ourselves on engineering excellence and we achieve this by working together and encouraging innovation in an extraordinary, high performance environment.
The McLaren CFD and HPC internship programmes give you a unique and challenging opportunity in a motorsport aerodynamics department. As an intern in the CFD Methodology or HPC teams, you will be involved in the following:
Development, evaluation and optimisation of CFD HPC software
Application of big data analytics, machine learning techniques to the aerodynamic design of the F1 car
Have access to and gain experience in a very diverse onsite HPC infrastructure, including HPC clusters, large shared memory machines, VDI, high performance storage and network solutions
Gain hands on industrial experience on Linux and/or object oriented programming languages
CFD Interns will also have an opportunity to work on projects providing CFD support to non-aero departments.
Working closely with the aerodynamicists, CFD R&D engineers, HPC systems engineers, HPC Application engineers and software developers you will have an opportunity to learn practical aspects of motorsport aerodynamic design and HPC used in a cutting edge technology environment.
You'll be studying towards engineering, computing science or related degrees, and are in your second year onwards. You'll need to be unfazed by a challenge, and able to provide solutions and improvements under pressure. You have a proactive and logical approach and an appetite to learn, as well as share your knowledge with the team. After all, that's what a high performance team is based upon.
The programme duration will be between 3 and 6 months, and starting dates are flexible depending on the candidate.
If you have the drive, the grit and the enthusiasm, apply now!
McLaren IT sits at the heart of McLaren’s operations. Located at the world famous McLaren Technology Centre, our IT department is an essential part of our brand, ensuring that Applied Technologies, Racing and Automotive have the resources they need to function at the highest level. We work at the forefront of innovation and offer a fast paced, cutting edge and challenging environment for those driven by ambition and a desire to win.
The Engineering Solutions function within Engineering Solutions is responsible for the technical support for all customer incidents and requests for service, relating to PLM and Engineering Solutions used throughout McLaren’s group of companies; Racing, Automotive and Applied Technologies.
Engineering Solutions indicative tools used at McLaren are;
(CAD) Computer Aided Design – CATIA V5, 3DExperience, Nx
(PDM) Product Data Management – Enovia VPM V4, 3DCOM, 3DLive, 3DExperience, TeamCenter
(PLM) Product lifecycle Management – Bespoke systems, 3DExperience, SAP PLM
(CAE) Computer Aided Engineering – Abaqus, CCM+, Hyperworks, Dyna etc
(CAM) Computer Aided Manufacturing – various including DelCam, Vericut, PowerInspect
The Intern Analyst will be responsible for:
Resolution of incidents and requests raised throughout the PLM application stack, across the McLaren Group which includes compound issues (Root cause analysis) problem and known Errors
Provide 1st and 2nd line application support by resolving calls and floor walking across the Group
Provide advice and guidance on application functionality, best practice and data management; data exchange administration; hardware and software trouble shooting
Close liaison with other support analysts, Engineering and PLM Process Owners; IT service desk and 2nd line IT support functions, Engineering Solutions end users
Carrying out application administration and continuous improvements (small automations, reporting, upgrades etc)
Education of users to prevent future error
Supporting external suppliers and partners as appropriate
Collaborating to meet and exceed the defined SLA’s
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Studying towards an Engineering/Computer Science Degree or related business discipline
Understanding of Engineering tasks and association to CAD applications
Knowledge of PDM-PLM integration
Unix and Windowns administration skills
Understanding of CAD Administration, SQL, Unix shell scripting, CATIA VBA, C++
Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
PDM experience (ideally ENOVIA VPM/3Dcom, 3DExpereince)
Support experience within an ITIL framework
Knowledge of SAP PLM
Understanding of engineering product life cycle an advantage
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to prioritise and maintain professional attitude under pressure
Organised with a keen attention to detail
Collaborative approach to work and understands the importance of knowledge sharing amongst peers
The Work Environment: We offer a flexible working environment across our South East sites including the world-renowned McLaren Technology Centre. Our environments are designed to encourage collaborative working across all teams. You will be amongst specialists within their field, whether it’s in design, modelling and simulation, software development, data analytics, electronics hardware, finance and marketing.
The Recruitment process:
If your application is successful, you’ll be invited for a phone interview with one of our experienced technical recruiters.
The final stage will be an onsite face to face interview at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey where you will have the opportunity to meet the Hiring Manager and wider team.
Please note: you must have the Right to Work in the UK.