Battery Thermal Management Engineer Formula 1

Your mission

Developing cooling concepts and performing simulations for the high-voltage battery and power electronics for the Audi Formula 1 power unit

 You will be responsible for:

  • Developing cooling concepts for the high-voltage battery and power electronics
  • Thermal modelling of battery modules, HV electronics and HV path using complex CAE and CAD models
  • Implementing concepts in 3D (Catia V5)
  • Performing thermal and fluid simulations
  • Comparing test and simulation results

Your profile

  • University degree in mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics, electrical engineering or similar
  • Several years of experience in the 3D design of HV batteries, inverters and electronic components with a view to their thermal properties
  • Several years of experience in the area of thermal management in StarCCM+
  • Proficiency in analytical simulation tools for thermal analysis, e.g. Matlab, Simulink, Python
  • Experience in optimisation software and techniques
  • Design experience with Catia V5 for designing concepts autonomously and evaluating them using simulations
  • Sound knowledge of the materials and technologies used in high-performance cooling concepts
  • Experience with liquid-cooled thermal management systems for batteries or converters
  • Basic knowledge of standard laboratory and test equipment, e.g. data recording devices, flow meters, thermocouples, etc.
  • Full professional proficiency in German or English and a willingness to attain a basic level in the other language are prerequisites
  • Strong implementation skills and a high level of motivation and personal initiative
  • Ability to work in a team 
  • Targeted, independent and structured working practices

Our Team

As part of the high-voltage battery development team, you will work on the key component of high-performance electric drive systems and help them to hold their own in a highly competitive environment. You will be involved in areas including requirements engineering, methodological development and the detailed design of HV battery concepts and HV electronics, and you will accompany your development from assembly through to testing at the company’s own test facility.

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About us

Audi Formula Racing GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Audi Sport and was founded in 2022 for the brand’s Formula 1 entry. From 2026, the brand with the four rings will compete in the widely popular FIA Formula 1 World Championship with an internally developed power unit and its own factory team. In the future, the program will spearhead Audi’s factory commitment in motorsport.
The power unit is developed at Audi Sport’s state-of-the-art Competence Center Motorsport in Neuburg an der Donau, close to AUDI AG’s corporate headquarters in Ingolstadt. The facility opened in 2014 and is considered as one of the most modern of its kind. It’s currently being expanded for the F1 program. For the first time since 2009, a Formula 1 power unit will be made in Germany.

The decision to enter Formula 1 was driven by new regulations announced by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). From 2026, sustainable synthetic fuels will be used while approximately 50% of the drivetrain’s power will be electric. Audi wants to actively support the transformation of what is by far the most important motorsport series.
Popular on a global stage, highly emotional and technologically advanced – Formula 1 is a spectacular platform for the world’s most sophisticated electrified racing cars. Audi wants to demonstrate “Vorsprung durch Technik” in this competitive environment and is putting together a highly specialized team to develop the power unit. Our basis is the extensive expertise gained from our successful motorsport involvement in Formula E, touring car racing, customer racing, the Dakar Rally and our Le Mans era.

Become a part of this unique project at the pinnacle of motorsport and get involved when Audi writes the next chapter of its motorsport history.


Audi joins Formula 1

These positions are available at Audi Formula Racing GmbH in Neuburg an der Donau.
Please note that these positions are not at AUDI AG.
All positions at Audi Formula Racing GmbH are available on a part-time basis in principle.
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