Senior Aerodynamicist

Senior AerodynamicistBrackley, United Kingdom

At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rising star George Russell.

Whether working in our Operations, Technical, Race or Business Support functions, we are all in and aspire to build the greatest team in the history of our sport.

Every individual plays their part. No stone is left unturned in the chase for every tenth of a second. The history of our sport is long and rich and we are continuing our journey with renewed effort year on year. Record books remember the names of a few, but history is written by the many.

The Role:

We have an exciting opening for a Senior Aerodynamicist to join one of our development groups.

You will work collaboratively as part of a small team, applying your thoughtful and curious nature to a range of stimulating challenges.  By interpreting trends and developing understanding, you will create innovative engineering solutions to real problems.  As a valued member of our Aerodynamics Department, your ideas and skills will make a tangible contribution to the Team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading development projects that improve the aerodynamic performance of the race car.

  • Guiding and developing other engineers, sharing knowledge and specialist skills.

  • Supporting and growing our capabilities and specialist tools (eg CFD, experimental).

  • Interpreting trends, for example from our state-of-the-art CFD and wind tunnel facilities.

  • Improving our understanding of flow structures.

  • Collaborating to create innovative solutions.

  • Surfacing and design of concepts.

  • Meshing and post-processing CFD.

  • Planning and running test programmes.

Supported and guided by knowledgeable engineers, you will see your skills develop.  Immersed in a culture of empowerment and fresh thinking, you will take the next step in a successful career in your chosen specialism.

This role is office-based, at our campus in Brackley, United Kingdom.

What we are looking for:

It is essential that you have:

  • An established track record working in Formula One at the level of Aerodynamicist or above, using experimental and CFD methods to develop innovative concepts that improve car performance.   

  • A good understanding of aerodynamics, seeing both the big picture and the fine detail.

  • An appreciation of how best to apply state-of-the-art tools to aerodynamic development.

  • An interest in guiding and developing others.

Your open and honest communication style and broad overview of your subject mean you relish collaborating in a team setting and enjoy discussing technical concepts.  You are equally comfortable working on your own, applying your reflective nature, interpretive skills, attention to detail and dependable judgment to understand complicated engineering problems then propose and evaluate viable solutions in a timely fashion.  Looking to fulfil your potential, you are excited about constantly learning while fostering the understanding of others.

What do we offer


Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.

We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance and 25 days holiday. We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment and our employee well-being programme.

Why us:

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack. We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.  Together, we share a common set of values that make this possible.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find working with us rewarding and enriching.

Applications are welcome from everyone, and we are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the best and most talented individuals.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team