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Composite R&D Design Engineer

Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One 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.

15 Feb 2023
Full Time
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

Job Description

At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race 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.

A fantastic opportunity has become available in our Composite Design Working Group for a Composite R&D Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and leading projects to deliver both innovation and performance across all areas of the car design. You must be comfortable challenging yourself and others with respect and passion to drive our projects forward whilst striving to achieve the best possible results. You will exhibit an in-depth understanding of composites design, manufacturing processes & materials selection, and their applications with a solid first principles understanding.

The role:

As our Composite R&D Design Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for driving and delivering innovative high-quality engineering solutions for significant projects within the Engineering Group.
  • Strong ownership of assigned project thought the product life cycle.
  • Close collaboration across Engineering Group and Manufacturing departments to ensure fully integrated designs achieving optimal car performance.
  • Identifying and highlighting opportunities to Lead Engineers & HoD.
  • Leading Design reviews of assigned projects with respect to both performance and reliability.
  • Delivering quality schemes to Stress Group in an efficient manner, allowing sufficient time to provide an optimised design solution.
  • Definition of performance and reliability test & development programs for relevant designs & projects.

What we are looking for:

  • Composite, Mechanical, or Aeronautical Engineering degree (2:1 minimum grade) or similar qualification.
  • Have experience in F1, or other high performance composite industries, with a proven track record for delivering innovation.
  • Experience of Catia V5/3DX design & FEA package would be beneficial.
  • Understanding and ability to perform hand calculation to produce reliable and optimised designs.
  • An in-depth understanding and ability to interpret FEA results.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills to ensure clear direction for your projects and cross departmental integration
  • High attention to detail and the ability to work under limited supervision to tight deadlines

Whilst the environment in which you will work will be pressured and will demand a high level of attention to detail, you will be fully supported by your team to give you opportunity to be creative and develop solutions to achieve the very best.

What the Role will offer:

  • Working in an exciting fast-paced environment you will have the opportunity to learn, develop, and contribute to the success of the Team.
  • Supported by a Team with a great range of experience and depth of knowledge, you will turn bright ideas into the next performance advantage.
  • Opportunity to witness your ideas & designs progress through our industry leading Manufacturing and Testing facilities.

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. We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment and employee well-being programmes.

How to Apply

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Applications close on 27th March 2023

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Technology

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