Senior Materials Engineer

After more than 60 years away from Formula One, Aston Martin is back on the grid for 2021. Based in Northamptonshire, Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team has almost 500 passionate people at its heart, making a team with both a rich heritage and a fresh perspective – bringing new energy to the sport with a determination to shake up the order and compete at the sharp end.

The Aston Martin era represents the beginning of a new journey for us, but the racer’s attitude and can-do approach remain central pillars in the team’s philosophy. The focus is always on improving performance and delivering results. With fresh investment and energy, the stage is set to build on Aston Martin’s rich history in motorsport and establish Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team as a competitive force in the years ahead.

To succeed on this mission, the team is looking for talented individuals who share our passion for racing and hunger for competition. It’s a stimulating and rewarding place to work, with pure racing at the core of everything we do. We are building for a strong future and every member of the team will play an important role in our success.

We are a brave and united team who value authenticity, honesty, and are never afraid to question conventions. We embrace these values in ways that reflect our modern world. If you share our racer’s spirit and want to contribute to the next chapter in Aston Martin’s glorious history, please apply and join one of the most exciting projects in Formula One.


To support the growth of the team, we have an exciting opportunity to be part of the Materials Team in the role of Senior Materials Engineer.


Working in the Material’s Group and reporting to the Head of Structures, the Material Engineer will be responsible for supporting the teams’ understanding of both composites and metallic materials, including the selection and understanding of their performance and limitations. This work will support the Design Office in their choice of materials, quality in ensuring compliance and production in maintaining a current database of material choices.



  • Manage material data and provide the necessary data to IFS, Production and Design.
  • Confirm material properties, process, and maintain the support documentation for this.
  • Working with Quality and Production to ensure a repeatable material performance is achieved.
  • Liaise with Quality to ensure compliance of any sourced material.
  • Forensic analysis and input on any material failures.
  • Ensure new supplier quality through standard a test programme.
  • Seek and investigate new material and processes (including curing, co-curing and adhesive processes).
  • Seek and investigate new material and processes (including heat treatment and coatings).
  • Financial evaluation of material options.


Essential Skills and Experience

  • A track record of delivering results.
  • Be able to demonstrate good understanding of composite and metallic materials, both properties and processing.
  • Some experience of data management.
  • Effective task management.
  • Microsoft Office competent.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Have a relevant accredited degree in Materials or Engineering.
  • Be flexible, pragmatic and resilient.


Hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm 1 hour for lunch but additional hours may be required as work dictates.


This job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder and identifies a level of responsibility at which they will be required to work. Subject to the discretion of the Company, you will carry out the duties specified above together with such other duties or tasks for the Company and any Group Company as required.

The Company reserves the right to require you to perform other duties from time to time and it is a condition of your employment that you are prepared to do this.


Aston Martin Formula One Team is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion, belief, sex or sexual orientation. We strive to be a Team that reflects all the communities with which we engage around the world through diversity in the workplace and promoting an inclusive culture in which all team members are respected, empowered and valued.