Track Support Engineer

Job Title – Track Support Engineer

Location – Basildon & International/European Trackside Locations

Job Type – Permanent, Full-time

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 an experienced and highly motivated customer facing track support engineer to join AER’s team of motorsport professionals, trackside, at international race events. Graduates with relevant experience and interest will also be considered with training and development opportunities.


  • Reporting to the Project Manager on a programme, you will be a key contributor to the track-side engine operation.
  • As a customer facing representative of the company, the successful candidate will be an excellent communicator engaging confidently and knowledgeably.
  • A self-starter who is highly motivated, very well organised and demonstrates a positive growth mindset.
  • Extensive travel to International and/or European events will be required.
  • Between track events the role will include all aspects of project support onsite at the company’s Essex based facility, such as:

o Reporting

o Data analysis & calibration development

o Lifing of components

o Preparation for future events

o Involvement with in-house engine testing

Key Skills / Experience

  • Ideally a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role at a professional motorsport level (powertrain), ideally F1, WEC, IndyCar, DTM or other relevant experience.
  • Proficient with engine electronic systems / calibration / sensors / wiring
  • Experience with professional engine management software, such as McLaren, Magneti Marelli, Cosworth/Pectel, Life Racing or Motec
  • High competence level with PC / typical software - MS Office (particularly Excel), Matlab, etc.
  • Customer facing skills & excellent organisation skills.
  • Flexibility to travel/work on weekends in line with race calendar requirements.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent in a mechanical or electrical engineering discipline

Values & Behaviours

  • Honesty, openness, the ability to learn from faults and failures, to give and accept feedback, and have a high level of personal responsibility & accountability – these are most of the important qualities that will ultimately determine the individual candidate’s success or failure within AER.
  • Ability to work within a small team, to deliver as required to meet the needs of the business, and demanding nature of motor racing.
  • Someone that can identify their own personal success or achievement within a team result.
  • Someone that recognises the fact that their behaviours within a small team are key to their success, which asks for feedback and gives feedback, as part of their personal growth & development.


Hours of work & Benefits

When based at AER's Essex facility, standard office hours are flexible across core hours, providing for an early start if preferred. To meet the needs of the role and fast paced nature of the business, the successful candidate will require a flexible approach to working hours.

Standard hours - 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day.

The role will include working some weekends, late evenings and requires travel globally which will include periods of time away from home.

Application Process & Closing Date:

  • a copy of your CV
  • a brief covering email explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the role.
  • current salary and salary expectations
  • availability to start / notice period.
  • Closing date: 18th March 2024