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.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Aerodynamics Engineer to be a part of our highly skilled F1 Aerodynamics team, becoming a key player in the development of our championship winning Formula One cars, and ensuring our future success on the racetrack.
Working from our campus in Milton Keynes, you will be involved in the complete aerodynamic development cycle, from initial concepts through to deployment on the race car. This will include the design of components, CFD simulation wind tunnel testing and track liaison. Moreover, you will be responsible for analysing aerodynamic performance data and you will contribute to the development of tools and methods.
As a senior member within a development group, you will also be required to act as a mentor to other aerodynamicists, guiding development on various projects while also managing your own workload.
Reporting to the Head of Aerodynamics, you will be responsible for:
Lead the car development, adding performance by defining concepts, aerodynamics directions.
Setting and achieving targets, bringing creativity and innovation to our development group.
Interact with the main DO and other part of the company in the definition of the car design.
Lead the Aerodynamics Development Team Leaders from a technical point of view, helping them maximise their teams' potential.
Drive the development of tools and methodologies, assist with recruitment, personnel development and make a significant contribution to the technical management of the department.
Our ideal candidate will have:
Educated to degree within Aerodynamics or equivalent
Extensive experience of F1 aerodynamic development
A thorough understanding of the requirements of overall car performance
Exceptional communication and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively
The desire to work in an open and dynamic team environment and to help nurture talented and motivated teammates
What can we offer you?
Not only is this a fantastic role, but it is also an amazing team to work in. Working for Red Bull also comes with a whole host of benefits, such as a private healthcare cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery, company contributed pension scheme, on-site gym and fitness classes, free food, a cycle to work scheme and of course unlimited Red Bull.
Job Posting End DateSun, 3 Dec 2023