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Graduate Aerodynamicist - Applied Science

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team is the works team of Mercedes-Benz, competing at the pinnacle of motorsport – the FIA Formula One™ World Championship. Formula One is like nothing else in the sporting sphere.

20 Nov 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
1 Dec 2022

At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team a group of passionate and enthusiastic people work to design and develop the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rising star George Russell.

The Team has set a new benchmark for Formula One success during the sport’s current Hybrid era, winning consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and the Constructors’ Championship in 2021.

We apply the same vision, skills and vitality to projects for external clients, through our Applied Science Division. Customers for our aerodynamic consultancy have included winter sports, cycling, automotive and aerospace sectors, and a range of motorsport series. We are also working closely with INEOS Britannia on their entrant for sailing’s America’s Cup, bringing together our shared enthusiasm for performance engineering and sporting endeavour.

We are looking for curious graduates who are passionate about aerodynamics to join our Team and support this portfolio of activities. A prior interest in sailing or motorsport is not required: we are more interested in your ability to apply your skills and aerodynamic understanding to practical engineering challenges.

The role:

As our Graduate Aerodynamicist your responsibilities will include working collaboratively as part of a small team, applying your thoughtful and innovative nature to a range of stimulating challenges. Initially these will be in our Applied Science Fluids Group, working on customer projects, but later there will be opportunities to transfer to one of our aerodynamic development groups working on F1 projects.

By interpreting trends and developing understanding, you will create innovative engineering solutions to real problems. As a valued member of our Aerodynamics Department, your ideas and skills will make a tangible contribution to the Team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing concepts that enhance aerodynamic or hydrodynamic performance
  • Interpreting trends, for example from our state-of-the-art CFD and wind tunnel facilities
  • Improving our understanding of flow structures
  • Collaborating to create innovative solutions
  • Enhancing the tools you and your colleagues use to find performance
  • Surfacing and designing components in CAD
  • Meshing and post-processing CFD
  • Planning and running test programmes

Supported and mentored by knowledgeable engineers, you will see your skills develop. Immersed in a culture of empowerment and fresh thinking, you will build the foundation for a successful career in your chosen specialism.

The initial contract will be for a fixed term of 23 months. The role is office-based at our Brackley, UK campus.

What we are looking for:

Your commitment and diligence have yielded good university results: you have completed, or will soon be completing, a relevant course of undergraduate or post-graduate study and you have a good appreciation of undergraduate-level aerodynamics.

With an open and honest communication style and a broad overview of your subject, you relish collaborating in a team setting and enjoy discussing technical concepts. You are equally comfortable working on your own: applying your reflective nature, interpretive skills, attention to detail and dependable judgment to understand complicated engineering problems then propose and evaluate viable solutions in a timely fashion. Looking to fulfil your potential, you are excited about constantly learning while fostering the understanding of others.

How to Apply

Please click 'Apply Now' to begin the application process.

Please include a cover letter and up-to-date CV and with your application, preferably in one file in PDF format.

Please also indicate in your application when you would be available to start.

What do we offer:

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack.

We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. We welcome applications from all and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals.

Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.

We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance, and 25 days holiday.

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
Sports Technology

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