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.
We are always recruiting for experienced aerodynamicists to join our Aerodynamics department here at Williams Racing in Grove, Oxfordshire. With fresh investment and new leadership this is your opportunity to join us on the journey to take Williams back to a position of challenging for wins and podiums. These roles are a great opportunity for you to take the next step in your aerodynamic career by joining one of the most respected brands on the F1 grid.
As a Senior Aerodynamicist at Williams Racing you will utilise your aero experiences to positively impact the performance of current and future Williams F1 race cars. You will use and further develop your understanding of race car aerodynamics across all environments (CFD, Wind Tunnel and Track) in order to maximise the long-term aerodynamic performance of our cars.
Develop innovative aerodynamic concepts, using appropriate tools and technologies, that enhance our aerodynamic understanding and the performance of the car
Analyse and communicate CFD & Wind Tunnel results, investigating how these results compare to the aerodynamic intents
Work within your team to identify tools, processes and technologies needed to increase our development rate
Assist in the planning and execution of Wind Tunnel tests in our state-of-the-art, on-site testing facility, working to ensure maximum accuracy, efficiency and learning
Guide junior aerodynamicists, advising on how they can develop and improve their skills
Create and maintain positive relationships across the department and wider Williams team through clear communication and sharing of information
Our ideal Senior Aerodynamicist will have the following:
Experience working within aerodynamics in a fast-paced environment (F1 or motorsport experience is an advantage, but not essential)
Experience with CFD and Wind Tunnel test techniques
Advanced understanding of aerodynamic fundamentals and demonstrable experience of their application in a commercial (ideally motorsport) environment
Ability to drive outcomes under strict deadlines using problem solving skills and collaboration.
Demonstrable experience in understanding the wider context of your work (e.g. correlation investigations, novel use of data, non-standard models/tests)
Willingness to challenge current methods and theories
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