McMurtry Automotive designs, engineers and builds the smallest and most technologically advanced supercars possible. Innovation is in our DNA and we tap into that every day to continue creating more with less.

The culture at McMurtry is defined by our core values. These principles are key to our identity; they underpin our ambitious goal setting, guide our progress towards those goals, and evolve with the company and team.

Life at McMurtry

Located in the Gloucestershire countryside, McMurtry is surrounded by the beautiful Cotswolds while being within an easy distance of the vibrant and historic city of Bristol.

We make the most of the outdoors at our rural HQ, welcoming outdoor pursuits and pets, as well as enjoying the indoor swimming pool and squash courts at our disposal. Annual team-building events encourage creativity and healthy workplace competition, and socials are organised throughout the year just for fun.

Our two-storey, open plan office and design space is perfect for independent working in a communal environment, leaving space for collaborative tasks in breakout areas and meeting rooms. The separate and versatile workshop handles everything from quick turn-around prototype parts to prolonged practical development efforts. Our recently updated build area is the hub of assembly activities – where the designs come to life.

The McMurtry Spéirling electric fan car has just broken the Goodwood Hillclimb record, but what are we doing next?

We are expanding our team to allow us to deliver the three next targets on our list:

  • Unlocking more performance from our record-breaking demonstrator cars. There are more records in our sights
  • Engineering the components, systems, and processes for the road legal version
  • Delivering our proprietary battery technology for high performance customer applications 

McMurtry Automotive’s mission is to bring real engagement and emotion to driving electric performance cars.  Our close and highly motivated team consists of people from Formula One, high-end automotive and aerospace backgrounds who appreciate the design freedom that working in a small and agile team gives.  We are big on clean sheet design and out of the box thinking and have the backing and commitment to change the way people think about small electric cars for good.

 Mechanical Design Engineer

As a member of the McMurtry Automotive mechanical design team, you will be responsible for the concept development, technical design, and validation of structural and non-structural systems for track and high-performance road vehicles. We are seeking people who are proactive and passionate about first principles design, have a background of practical and academic excellence, a great attention to detail and can work unsupervised to tight deadlines.

Skills Required:

  • Creative flair in designing components within a very tight packaging environment
  • Confidence in taking ownership of a whole system and seeing it through from initial concept, design, test plan creation and system validation
  • Excellent CAD skills (NX preferred)
  • Ability to carry out functional analysis by calculation & FEA
  • Excellent knowledge of materials, machining, casting, and additive processes for low volume manufacture
  • Excellent knowledge of GD&T, drawing and assembly document creation
  • Prompt investigations and resolution of faults, as required
  • Bachelor or Master graduate in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a high level automotive/motorsport environment
  • Experience around designing rotating machinery such as transmission systems desirable
  • Experience of composite design desirable
  • A basic understanding of High Voltage vehicle systems and safety

Hybrid working is available, nonetheless it is expected that you will be in the office at least 3 days a week. This enables great collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team seeking to achieve ambitious and challenging project aims.

We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 Design Engineer – HV Battery Systems

We are looking for a Battery Systems Engineer who will work on the design and development of a high-performance battery and subsystems. Working closely with the electrical and mechanical design teams, you will be responsible for the CAD design and packaging of all the components that make up the battery pack, including cells, cooling systems and distribution. 

We are seeking people who are proactive and passionate about first principles design, have a background of practical and academic excellence, a great attention to detail and can work unsupervised to tight deadlines.

Skills Required:

  • Good knowledge of lithium-based cell technologies
  • Excellent understanding of HV safety, and creepage and clearance requirements
  • Excellent knowledge of busbar welding technologies
  • Ability to size busbars, fuses, contactors etc.
  • Ability to plan for and carry out validation tests on battery subsystems
  • Good knowledge of plastics and sheet metal design and manufacturing techniques
  • Creative flair in designing components within a very tight packaging environment
  • Excellent CAD skills (NX preferred)
  • Excellent knowledge of GD&T, drawing and assembly document creation
  • Prompt investigations and resolution of faults, as required
  • Bachelor or Master graduate in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a high level automotive/motorsport environment

Hybrid working is available, nonetheless it is expected that you will be in the office at least 3 days a week. This enables great collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team seeking to achieve ambitious and challenging project aims.

We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Patent Scientist/Patent Engineer 

We are looking for a resourceful individual with an engineering background to manage our intellectual property; protecting and leveraging the cutting-edge technology in development.  You will identify valuable IP from the design, build and R&D activities at McMurtry, and develop and execute a strategy for its protection.  Building on an established foundation, you will be responsible for managing our existing portfolio, as well as seeing new patent, design, and trade mark applications from conception through to grant and beyond.  We are seeking someone with an excellent understanding of engineering fundamentals, an advanced grasp of technical language, and the creativity for problem solving.   

Responsibilities:  

  • Identification of patentable inventions through collaboration with engineers and technicians 
  • Prior art searching and evaluation 
  • Preparing inventions for drafting 
  • Drawing figures for patent applications 
  • Reviewing and filing patent applications drafted by out-of-house attorneys 
  • Corresponding with intellectual property offices 
  • Portfolio administration 
  • Monitoring competitor portfolios and innovation activity 
  • Generating and evaluating IP strategy options in collaboration with senior management 

Requirements:  

  • Degree level education in mechanical, aerospace or electrical engineering, or degree in other STEM subject combined with relevant engineering experience 
  • Interest in intellectual property and automotive engineering 
  • Aptitude for analytical reading and proof-reading 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Organised, motivated and independent working style 

Life at McMurtry is fast-paced: projects are agile and work can be highly responsive.  It is important for us to spend time in the office every week to keep up with the latest events and ideas.  We encourage employees to spend at least three days per week in the office.   

McMurtry Automotive is situated in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds.  There is access to an on-site squash court , we have lunchtime table football and FIFA tournaments.  Dogs are welcome in the office and lunchtime walks make the most of the beautiful surroundings.   

Please introduce yourself and send a CV to careers@mcmurtry.com or click the link below to apply on LinkedIn.

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