Senior Design Engineer - Composites

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 are currently seeking a passionate, experienced Senior Composite Design Engineer to join our F1 Composites Design group, responsible for undertaking and guiding a range of designs from initial concepts through to prototype production working in collaboration with other departments.

Our ideal candidate is someone with 6+ years of relevant experience in their area of expertise with strong understanding of composites materials engineering and science together with detailed knowledge of relevant composites manufacturing technologies.


As a Senior Composite Design Engineer, you will:

  • Layout of design schemes which respect structural requirements, packaging, aerodynamics & composite manufacturing techniques.

  • Calculation work and production of system documentation.

  • Conduct design reviews independently or with Group Principal Engineer / Head of Department.

  • Demonstrate significant experience to be drawn on by others, be a point of contact for support and mentorship.

  • End-to-end ownership for projects incorporating manufacture, build, testing and racing, including fault analysis and resolution.

  • Support checking responsibility for detailed drawings, including design review against specification and previous designs.

  • Driving continuous improvement and promote autonomous creativity.


Our ideal candidate is someone who has:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification supported by design experience in motorsport, aerospace or a related field.

  • An understanding of composites stress analysis for preliminary sizing.

  • Strong CAD skills, ideally with experience of NX, however training will be provided for conversion from other CAD systems.

  • Proactive approach to problem-solving, along with good attention to detail.

  • Willingness to mentor less experienced engineers within the team.

A friendly, collaborative outlook, with good communication and organization skills will help the successful candidate integrate well into our design team.


Application closing date: All applications must be received by 20th December 2023.

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