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Senior Design Engineer - Composites

Williams Racing

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, currently racing in Formula One as Williams Racing, is a British Formula One motor racing team and constructor. It was founded by former team owner Frank Williams and automotive engineer Patrick Head.

23 Jun 2022
Full Time
Closing date
8 Jul 2022


The company:

Williams’ core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977.

The position:

We are currently seeking an ambitious, experienced Senior Design Engineer (Composite) to join our F1 Composites Design group, working on a wide variety of projects. Collaborating with the Group Principal / Head of Composites Design, you will be responsible for undertaking and guiding a range of designs from initial concepts through to prototype production working in collaboration with other departments.

Key operational Duties:

  • Layout of design schemes which respect structural requirements, packaging, aerodynamics & composite manufacturing techniques
  • Calculation work and production of system documentation
  • Conduct design reviews independently or with Group Principal Engineer / Head of Department.
  • Demonstrate significant experience to be drawn on by others, be a point of contact for support and mentorship.
  • End-to-end ownership for projects incorporating manufacture, build, testing and racing, including fault analysis and resolution.
  • Support checking responsibility for detailed drawings, including design review against specification and previous designs.
  • Driving continuous improvement and promote autonomous creativity.
  • Some international travel may be required.

Core Skills:

The candidate will have an in depth understanding of composites materials engineering and science together with detailed knowledge of relevant composites manufacturing technologies. It is expected that the candidate would have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification supported by design experience in motorsport, aerospace or a related field. An understanding of composites stress analysis will be required for preliminary sizing. Strong CAD skills are necessary, ideally with experience of NX, however training will be provided for conversion from other CAD systems.

Applicants should bring a creative, proactive approach to problem-solving, along with good attention to detail. A friendly, collaborative outlook, with good communication and organization skills will help the successful candidate integrate well into our design team.

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in Grove, Oxfordshire. We offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a short 5 minutes’ from Wantage, our closest town centre. We have an on-site gym which is free to use for all staff and contractors. We also have a subsidised restaurant on site. Please scroll down the page to review our benefits suite below.

How to Apply

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Closing Date:8th July 2022.

The Williams Group is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.

Strictly no agencies.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Technology

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