Wind Tunnel R&D Engineer

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Wind Tunnel R&D Engineer with strong mechanical engineering skills to join our Aerodynamics Technology Development group.

The group’s remit is research and development of tools for aerodynamics development. In this role you will be an integral part of our multi-disciplinary design team, involved in a variety of innovative and cutting-edge projects primarily for our state-of-the-art wind tunnel model and facilities.

What we look for:

Applicants interested in applying for the above role will be talented, enthusiastic and self-motivated with a proactive approach. The successful applicant will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines within a team environment, often with minimum supervision.

The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • Good mechanical understanding, with a hands-on approach.
  • Experience with hydraulic systems.
  • A creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to understand and work to drawings.
  • Use CAD (Preferably Siemens NX) for the purpose of query.
  • Experience of servo control systems and the associated hardware
  • Be familiar with AC & DC motors, sensors and connector technology.
  • Knowledge of motorsport data acquisition systems.
  • Previous experience in a relevant role e.g. wind tunnel, model making, automated test, R&D or sub-assembly is desirable but not essential.

What we can offer you:

Not only is this a fantastic role, but it is also a fantastic team to work for. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too such as our bonus scheme, private health care cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, free food, and a cycle to work scheme.

Job Posting End DateFri, 28 Jun 2024

Red Bull Racing Formula One Team