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Job listing closed on 6 Feb 2024
10 Jan 2024

Tyre Simulation Engineer

🇬🇧 Brackley, UK
Full Time
3+ years exp.

Tyre Simulation Engineer


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 Grand Prix winner George Russell.

Whether working in our Operations, Technical, Race or Business Support functions, we are all in and aspire to build the greatest team in the history of our sport.

Every individual plays their part. No stone is left unturned in the chase for every tenth of a second. The history of our sport is long and rich, and we are continuing our journey with renewed effort year on year. Record books remember the names of a few, but history is written by the many.

An exciting position has become available in the Vehicle Dynamics Group for a Tyre Simulation Engineer. This position will report to the Principal Vehicle Dynamicist and will join a team of engineers working on the continuous holistic car performance development programme through simulation and analysis, optimising tyre performance and continually pushing the boundaries of vehicle performance.

About the Role:

As our Tyre Simulation Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing simulations to quantify friction in rubber/ground interaction and validate against empirical data.

  • Identifying mechanisms of material damage and how these alter contact mechanics.

  • Simulating finite element tyre carcass deflections and contribute to correlation of lower fidelity models.

  • Supporting simulations of generic rubber parts.

  • Contributing to the continuous development of the simulation and modelling tools and measurement capabilities to improve the team’s ability to identify and develop vehicle performance.

  • Contributing to the validation and correlation of the vehicle and sub-system models to ensure validity of simulation results.

To be successful you will have:


  • A strong academic background with a Mechanical, Aeronautical, Material, Engineering Degree (2:1 minimum grade) or equivalent.

  • Experience with simulation and measurement of tyres.

  • Experience with simulation and measurement of suspension bushings.

  • Experience with viscoelastic materials compounding, characterisation & modelling.

  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams to tight deadlines and under minimal supervision.

  • Highly motivated and focused self-starter with excellent communication skills.


  • Experience using Finite Element tools, Matlab, Dymola is advantageous.


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, employee well-being programme and offer flexible working opportunities.

Why us:

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. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find working with us rewarding and enriching.

Your application:

We will ask you to complete a questionnaire as well as submitting a cover letter and CV. Please note if you would like to include a cover letter please upload it with your CV as one PDF document.