CFD Correlation Engineer

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 have an opportunity to join the CFD group as a correlation engineer.  This role should appeal to a candidate an academic background in CFD, Aerodynamics, or Physics subject, ideally with practical experience in an industrial setting.  You will have an aptitude for analysis and problem solving, and an eye for detail.  You will be primarily responsible for identifying and investigating CFD correlation working with the CFD correlation group to tune and enhance the CFD recipes used throughout the aerodynamics department.  You will be exposed to a wide range of topics where you will be expected to contribute as part of a learning and development path to broaden your skills.

As a CFD Correlation Engineer, you will:

  • Investigate miscorrelations and understand their root causes.

  • Develop and contribute innovative ideas to improving CFD.

  • Provide at elbow-support to aerodynamicists running bespoke non-production simulations.

  • Develop methodologies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our CFD tools and workflows.

  • Work with aerodynamicists and CFD engineers to solve problems and develop processes.

  • Ensure that CFD simulations and analysis carried out within the department are aligned to the capability of the tools.

  • Working and contributing across multiple disciplines of the CFD group; including process, external flows, internal flows and thermal modelling.

  • Contribute to the day-to-day & problem-solving activities of the CFD group.

Our ideal CFD Correlation Engineer will have:

  • Good knowledge of physics and CFD, ideally with practical experience.

  • Degree educated in CFD, Aerodynamics, or Physics related subject.

  • Be enthusiastic about code development and willingness to learn best practices.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Comfortable in a user-facing role.

Applicants are preferred to have the following skills and experience:

  • F1 experience or relative experience within an industrial setting would be advantageous.

  • Experience of Python, and Unix shell scripting would be advantageous.

  • Experience in collaborative software development including source control, collaborative design, and code reviews.

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

Williams Racing