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Job listing closed on 7 Oct 2023
1 Oct 2023

Junior Wind Tunnel Operations Engineer

🇬🇧 Milton Keynes, UK
Full Time
0+ years exp.

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

We currently have an exciting opportunity to be a part of our Wind Tunnel Support Team at our Wind Tunnel in Bedford. In this role you will be responsible for running the wind tunnel and ensuring the wind tunnel test programme is carried out in a safe, efficient and timely manner, providing first line support should issues occur and maintaining/servicing all of the plant and equipment that is used to run the wind tunnel, working on a four on/four off shift pattern (12-hour shifts) including nights on a rotation basis.

This demanding but rewarding role is key to delivering high-quality results to our Aerodynamicists in their quest to deliver more world championships. Providing operational and first-line support of the state-of-the-art wind tunnel and its associated systems, you will be an integral part of the team responsible for the smooth technical operation of the facility.

Your role: -

  • Operating the wind tunnel and its systems for RBT and customers
  • Provide first-line support of the wind tunnel systems
  • Data Analysis
  • Resolution and reporting of WT issues and faults
  • Ensure the timely execution of RBT and customer test programmes in the working section
  • Servicing and maintenance of critical items required for the operation of the wind tunnel and wind tunnel model
  • Supporting Model Makers with changes when required
  • Ensure data security measures and compliance with FIA regulations are always observed

To be successful in this role, you will be technically minded, with a strong background in engineering and good IT skills, as well as being able to communicate effectively to a variety of people and the ability to work under considerable pressure.

Previous experince in a similar role is ideal but as the role is so varied, we are open to graduates looking to make their first step into Formula 1. Knowledge of the following would also be advantageous.

Not only is this a fantastic Junior Wind Tunnel Support Engineer role, but it is also a fantastic team to work for. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too such as our bonus scheme, private health care cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery scheme, company contributed pension scheme, on campus gym & fitness classes, free food, and a cycle to work scheme.

Job Posting End DateThu, 23 Nov 2023