Mechanical Design Engineer

The Company

AER are designers, manufacturers and builders of award-winning race engine solutions that have led the way in the motor sports industry. Established since 1997, AER is based on the Essex/London border. AER presents a small, yet exceptionally talented team driven to reach exceptional standards in engine capabilities. Passionate about delivering success and achieving outstanding results in reliability and performance.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for a Design Engineer to join the small, talented team at AER. The role is required to offer design and analysis support to the established Indy Lights program and growing historic business. There will be some involvement in additional projects depending on the work volume and opportunities to develop knowledge and skillset.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design/analysis of critical components for the Indy Lights program and Historics business.

  • Implement engine build manuals and technical documents from the ground up, referenced daily by engineers and build staff.

  • Fault analysis of failed components, determining the cause and producing failure reports to distribute across the engineering team

  • Communicating with external suppliers for fault analysis and product development

  • Data analysis from track and dyno data to spot anomalies

  • Using Catia V5 to create models, assemblies and technical drawings

Skills Required:

  • Efficient user of CATIA V5R21 for solid and surface modelling with technical drawings

  • Efficient user of EFACs for data management and BOM control

  • Capable of using structural analysis packages in CATIA for part optimisation

  • Formal training of GD&T

  • Data analysis of track & Dyno data in LifeView

  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and design for manufacture

  • Efficient at fault investigation, containment and rectification

  • Proficient Microsoft Office Suite user

Qualifications needed:

• Bachelors level degree in engineering (Mechanical) 2:1 or higher

Key Skills / Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role at a professional motorsport level (powertrain), ideally F1, WEC, IndyCar, DTM or other relevant experience

  • High competence level with PC / typical software - MS Office (particularly Excel), Matlab, etc.

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in a mechanical or engineering discipline

  • A self-starter who is highly motivated, very well organised and demonstrates a growth mindset.

    Key Behaviours & Values

  • Putting the customer first

  • Working as one team

  • Can do approach

  • Takes responsibility & accountability

  • Open to Change and new ideas

  • Respectful of others Hours of work & Benefits

    Salary – competitive depending on experience.

    Application Process & Closing Date:

    By Sunday 17th July, please send:

  • a copy of your CV

  • a covering email explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the role

  • current salary and salary expectations

  • availability to start / notice period

    Candidate applicants only please – no agencies