Purpose of the Role:
To improve the performance of the race car through analysis and presentation of aerodynamic data that influences the setup and aerodynamic development direction.
Sits in the Aerodynamic Performance Team, part of the wider Aerodynamics Department.
Reports to the Senior Manager, Aerodynamic Performance.
Flexibility in working hours is required including evenings, nights and weekends.
Travel to tests and race events may be required, though this role is not a full-time travelling role.
Rest of AP Team
Aerodynamicists (development and experiment /correlation)
Vehicle Performance & simulator
Monitor aerodynamic data on the race car and report observations.
Analyse aerodynamic data to characterise the aerodynamic performance of the car, identifying weaknesses and opportunities to improve car performance through setup, and by influencing aerodynamic development directions.
Stay abreast of current car development and provide observations from track events.
Summarise observations from track, CFD and WT to correlation and assist in devising and implementing further experiments or alternative instrumentation as required.
Drive improvements in data analysis, tools and processes. Work towards standard analysis methodology.
Maintain a current understanding of aerodynamic development direction.
Promote collaborative work when discussing results or defining development direction.
Support the AP Senior Manager in maintaining a high level of motivation and achievement within the team
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Demonstrate good knowledge of fundamental aerodynamics, and the various factors that drive and influence the performance of an F1 car.
Good data-driven analysis skills – some coding skills would be beneficial.
Experience of planning and organising projects to pre-agreed targets.
A degree in a relevant subject area.
A team player but with the initiative to make own decisions and work with minimal supervision.
Self-starter, able to identify requirements independently, then make proposals for solutions.
Able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines, often with ever-changing priorities.
The ability to plan and organise a project to deliver and execute to target specifications, often to a tight deadline.
Good communication skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills and analytical approach, with attention to detail.
Aptitude to learn from others and share knowledge with others.
Flexible approach to working hours and willing to travel abroad.
What can McLaren offer?
We strive to provide a fun, innovative, collaborative and open culture where everyone’s input is welcome, and everyone feels part of our achievements. We work hard to create a culture of continuous improvement and support this with a proactive approach to management and personal development.
McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre on the edge of Woking. Our large campus includes a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park land. MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 32min train ride.
We encourage hybrid working patterns to give you options to balance your home life and hobbies with your work, and offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.