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Job listing closed on 21 Oct 2023
1 Oct 2023

Senior R&D Technician

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Wantage, UK
Full Time
6+ 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.

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Senior R&D Technician to join our expanding F1 Special Projects team to deliver performance-enhancing technology in short timescales.

Our ideal candidate is someone with 6-10 years of practical experience in their area of expertise with a strong understanding of materials, manufacturing techniques, material testing, sub-assembly, NDT and failure investigations. The ability to lead and own significant projects in their area of specialisation will be integral to the successful candidate flourishing in our dynamic environment.

As a Senior R&D Technician you will:

  • Be responsible for development, delivery, manufacture and test of R&D components.

  • Take ownership and authority to report on R&D programs to support the Head of Department.

  • Develop and maintain departmental documentation to assist the organisation and delivery of R&D projects.

  • Liaise with external suppliers to leverage new technologies for performance.

  • Have close co-operation with other engineers to support the wider organisation in departments such as Materials, Vehicle Design, Manufacturing, Quality, Prototype and Test.

  • Deputise for Senior R&D Engineer; if requested and reporting back to peers and project groups.

Our ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Has a passion for engineering, innovation and detailed design work.

  • ls organised with the ability prioritise tasks and deliver to agreed deadlines.

  • Has familiarity with agile management, planning, composite manufacturing and structural testing.

  • Is willing to mentor less experienced engineers within the team.

  • Is self-motivated, creative and enjoys new challenges.

  • Enjoys collaborating with people in Vehicle Design and the wider business.

  • Is approachable, with a balanced judgement and a high level of personal integrity.

Please note this is for the following shift: Day Shift (Monday – Friday).

Application closing date: All applications must be received by 20th September 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