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Junior Aerodynamicist

Alpine F1 Team

Alpine F1 Team, competing as BWT Alpine F1 Team, is a Formula One constructor which made its debut at the start of the 2021 Formula One World Championship.

7 Sep 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Closing date
14 Oct 2022

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Alpine F1 Team have a tremendously exciting opportunity for a recent Graduate to join the Aerodynamics team as a Junior Aerodynamicist. Based in rural Enstone, Alpine Juniors receive all the support needed to have a real impact on the performance of the car - and the opportunity to own their part in F1 history.

We are looking for someone who is high performing, tenacious and motivated. If this sounds like you then please apply to become a part of the Enstone family.

The Role

  • Working within one of the aerodynamic development teams, the role contributes to conceptual and iterative aerodynamic development to the benefit of overall track race car performance.
  • The role will require the Junior Aerodynamicist to liaise with other teams in the aero department including: model designers, surfacers, CFD methodology, track side aerodynamicists, WT technicians and model makers.
  • Proactively use skills and develop knowledge to improve the methodology and procedures used in developing the assigned car area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • High level understanding of flow physics and fundamentals. Ability to deploy aerodynamic theory in the solution of specific problems.
  • Experience of WT testing and understanding of techniques and technologies in use. This position will involve some shift work in the WT including occasional weekend and night shifts as required.
  • Create and run CFD cases and analyse the results generated, engaging with methodology colleagues and ensuring that correlation with other domains is monitored.
  • Using CATIA 3DX, create CAD surface geometry to support the development process to the standards required by department procedures and with a view to practicality for full size car application.
  • Produce quality CAD schemes; this aspect also involves full legality checks of the surfaces created. Run CFD cases and produce detailed reports with analysis of the main aero effects and flow structures.
  • Create job specs for WT programmes, including prefit specs and test specs.
  • Follow programmes in the WT and produce reports with analysis of the main aero effects.

The Person

  • A high achiever educated to at least Bachelor level in Aerospace Engineering or an equivalent discipline with significant aerodynamic content.
  • Excellent communication, liaison and team working skills, recognising that working together with colleagues in other disciplines is essential to the efficient function of the department.
  • Willingness to understand the wider context of work, including the requirement to adhere to deadlines.
  • Training and support will be provided to the Junior Aerodynamicist, to ensure proficiency in the use of CAD, CFD, or wind tunnel.

Additional Requirements:

  • In depth knowledge of fluid dynamics
  • Project management.
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Excellent team working skills
  • CAD preferably CATIA 3DX
  • CFD preferably OpenFoam
  • Diligent
  • Proactive
  • Willing to pay attention to details
  • Problem solving

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click 'Apply Now' to begin the application process. You will require a CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Applications close on 14th October 2022

Alpine Racing strives to be diverse and inclusive, a place where we can all be ourselves. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. We are committed to making a consistent, top down effort to be role models on what diversity, inclusion and belonging means in society.

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Job Type
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