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Job listing closed on 8 Oct 2023
20 Sept 2023

Aero Concept Designer/Surface Designer

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Wantage, UK
Full Time
2+ years exp.

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 and is now moving into an exciting era under new ownership defined by relentless innovation and living sustainable performance in every dimension.

The Role:

We have an exciting new position available as an Aero Concept Designer / Surface Designer to join the team here at Williams Racing.

This is a highly creative role relying on a good level of understanding of surfacing and parametric modelling techniques. You will be right at the heart of the design process, collaborating closely with aerodynamicists, model designers and full-size car designers to create high quality and high-performance surfaces.

As an Aero Concept/ Surface Designer you will:

  • Work within one of the development groups, providing support in all aspects of the concept surfacing function.
  • Work closely with aerodynamicists to understand the definition and requirements of all new surfaces, including modelling and construction approach.
  • Create high quality surface geometry for both CFD Wind Tunnel and full-size release.
  • Liaise with Aerodynamicists and Model Designers to ensure efficient implementation of aerodynamic projects.
  • Ensure that standard design practices are adhered to for surface models issued within the aerodynamics department.
  • Receive support from experienced surfacers to improve their capabilities and ensure output is fit for purpose.

Our ideal aero concept/surface designer will have:

  • Good level of CAD literacy (experience with NX is an advantage).
  • Appropriate engineering training, such as an apprenticeship, HNC, HND or degree in a relevant discipline (Motorsport / Aero / Engineering / Product / Industrial Design).
  • Fantastic communication skills both verbally and graphically to help communicate throughout the design process.
  • Appreciation of surface quality, model layout and robustness.
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure with a high degree of reactivity in handling changes in priorities / direction.
  • High level of creativity coupled with an exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage workload and prioritise in-line with fast paced nature of F1 environment.
  • Previous F1 experience is ideal but not essential.

Application closing date:

All applications must be received by 30th November 2023.

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in multi acre complex located in Grove, Oxfordshire. The Williams Group offers a competitive holiday package, staff events/open days, a subsidised restaurant on site and various car schemes. We have an on-site gym (open 24 hours a day) as well as various fitness classes including outdoors bootcamps, pilates and yoga free for all staff and contractors to use. Aside from these benefits we can offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a based just 30 mins from Oxford City Centre by bus.

Williams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments