ERS Engineer

Honda Racing Corporation has established a new subsidiary, Honda Racing Corporation UK Ltd. (HRC UK) in the UK.
This new company has been founded to primarily perform post-race maintenance and preparation tasks on the Honda built current F1 power units (PUs), whilst also operating as a logistics operation for the European region. The establishment of HRC UK will further enhance the effectiveness of Honda’s PU operations, in support of the partnership with Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team. In May 2023, Honda and Aston Martin F1 jointly announced they will enter into works partnership so that Honda will supply its F1 PUs compliant with the new F1 regulations which will take effect in the 2026 season.
If you feel you have what it takes and wish to work for one of the most historic names in motor sport, we are keen to hear from you and to find out if you have what Honda has always referred to as its “challenging spirit

The purpose of this role is to work within the Energy Recovery System (ERS) development and testing team, taking responsibility for trackside operations within F1 team. This involves operating ERS trackside, managing any issues at the track and reporting those back to the factory base. This role is not only for 26 Regulation PU but also for current.

Main Responsibilities; 

•    Manage and look after each ERS System and ERS control data at F1 Trackside.
•    Attend the mission control room to support the trackside
•    Provide instruction to ERS technicians
•    Provide instruction to Chassis team relating to High Voltage System Operation
•    Understand updated control specification (algorithm), create and setup control data for ERS System.
•    Summarize the running result and Report Faults
•    Daily report; Create and Report Daily trackside feedback information etc.
•    Support dyno testing activities in Japan, UK and any customer site
•    Some training in Japan might be required
•    Any other reasonable tasks as required by the Company

Knowledge, Skills and Experience; 

•    Significant ERS exposure and experience
•    Advanced ERS / Battery analysis, monitor and development experience
•    ERS testing methodologies 
•    Knowledge of F1 Power Units 
•    Ability to analyse data from Power-Unit reliability and performance aspect 
•    Fault finding and diagnostic abilities
•    Track-side experience
•    Excellent document presentational skills
•    Familiar with analysis tools such as ATLAS, System Monitor
•    An adept communicator, able to build good relationships across all cultures both internally and externally
•    Fluency in spoken & written English is essential. Competence in Japanese or another European language is desirable