Principal Structural Engineer

The company:

Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning Grands Prix for more than three decades. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level motorsport since the 1960s.

The position:

An exciting opportunity exists for a Principal Structural Engineer to join our expanding Structural Engineering team and play a crucial role in the design and development of our F1 car.

Working closely with the Head of Structural Engineering you will be responsible for managing projects to ensure our structures meet their strength and stiffness targets, balancing performance with safety and reliability.

This demanding but fulfilling role will suit an ambitious and innovative experienced engineer with an ability to achieve excellence whist working on multiple projects with tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of leading the structural analysis of complex engineering projects from concept stage through detailed design and into manufacture.

The position responsibilities:

Lead the structural analysis of metallic and composite F1 car components using both Finite Element Analysis and hand calculation methods
Demonstrate technical expertise related to specific areas of the car, sharing knowledge with other team members as appropriate
Develop innovative new structural concepts and identify opportunities for mass reduction, working closely with the Design and Aerodynamics teams to influence car performance
Benchmarking of analysis methods against industry standards to promote a culture of continuous development
Supervision of other team members, checking that best analysis practice is being applied
Project management including liaison with planning and production scheduling teams
Desired skills:

Structural analysis using Siemens NX and NX Nastran or similar FEA software
Structural optimisation using Genesis or similar software
Comprehensive knowledge of calculation methods based on first principles, including fatigue analysis methods
Thorough understanding of structural behaviour of metallic and composite engineering materials, as well as related manufacturing methods
Effective people management skills and in-depth knowledge of current F1 technology and analysis methods

Minimum qualifications:

Degree qualified in Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace, Marine or other related engineering discipline

Significant experience gained leading analysis projects in a top-level motorsport field

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in Grove, Oxfordshire. We offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a short 5 minutes’ from Wantage, our closest town centre. We have an on-site gym which is free to use for all staff and contractors. We also have a subsidised restaurant on site. Please scroll down the page to review our benefits suite below.

The Williams Group is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.

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