P&T Test Engineer

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 have an exciting opportunity for a P&T Test Engineer to join our Prototype and Test department here at Williams. In this role you will be working closely with the P&T Test Manager in the day to day running of the Prototype and Test department and assist the engineers with developing the department facilities and testing capabilities. We are looking for a P&T Test Engineer that will take lead and develop new and existing projects and department tasks and be involved in all forms of off-site testing.

As a P&T Test Engineer, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Research and justify new technologies/equipment to introduce in the department.

  • Contribute to the support engineering team, including Design, Electronics and Control systems.

  • To contribute to the R&D projects, liaising with engineering/stress to ensure hardware meets the testing requirement.

  • To maintain, operate and develop the department’s eight post rig, BCE, Rig A, HWR, fuel rigs & all future rigs.

  • Focus on improving the quality and efficiency of all department processes.

  • To ensure that data analysis and reports standards are high and signed off prior to release.

  • To assist with test scheduling and resource planning, including the RTR system.

  • To assist department test technicians & other personnel with technical support regarding all areas of the department.

  • To carry out all forms of testing on or off-site for which the department has responsibility or involvement, including build and maintenance of test rigs and associated equipment.

  • To carry out component and sub-assembly tests for strength, durability and performance using a range of hydraulic test equipment (hand pumps, single axis test machines, multi-axis bespoke rigs).

  • To ensure that predefined test procedures are generated, upheld and tests are performed in a safe manner.

  • To ensure that sensors and equipment are correctly maintained and calibrated prior to performing any tests.

  • To ensure calibration and maintenance schedules are updated.

  • To maintain test rigs where necessary and report any maintenance requirements that could result in injury to the user or other staff.

  • To co-operate with department colleagues by sharing knowledge gained in previous tests and projects, this should be done in a friendly and helpful manner.

  • To lead the servicing and maintaining of Sensors, Test equipment and Hydraulic equipment

  • To assist with the development of apprentices, placement, and work experience students during their time in the department, including liaison with HR

  • Assist in the day to day running of the department when either Head of P&T and P&T Test manager is absent.

We are looking for a P&T Test Engineer with the following skills:

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

  • Being technically knowledgeable about Formula One and the rules and regulations.

  • Be proficient with the following hardware & software:  - Instron, Servotest, Cats3, Matlab, HBM, Catman, Atlas, Mistras AE, GOM Aramis, NX, Team Centre, VBA & Williams NI

  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders across different departments in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to make sound decisions and think logically even in high-pressure situations. 

  • A team player who is supportive of colleagues.

  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail.

  • Highly self-motivated to achieve targets set both for this role and the department and committed to continuous improvement.

Application closing date: All applications must have been received by 29th 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