Performance Controls Engineer - Jaguar TCS Racing



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An opportunity has arisen for a Performance Controls Engineer to join the Jaguar TCS Racing department in a rapidly expanding and exciting work environment. This is a key role in a fast-paced racing environment to develop and tune our on-car control systems for maximum car performance.


Job role:


  • Research, specify, implement & tune advanced braking, traction, energy management and handling functions within the vehicles ECU.
  • Work closely with a team of powertrain, systems and control engineers to integrate performance relevant functions into the whole vehicle code build and HMI.
  • Work fast and accurately to prototype code & calibrate functions for DIL, HIL, Rig, Test & Race Events.
  • Assist race and performance engineers in efficient use of the available functions.
  • Use source control and collaboration tools to ensure robust code build and validation.
  • Use tracking systems to record and prioritise the coding of new features & bug fixes.
  • Work closely with the wider control engineering team, the FIA & common suppliers to build safety, reliability and legality into the code.
  • Attend DIL, Rig, Test and Race events as appropriate to monitor and calibrate performance functions.
  • Have visibility of and represent the controls engineering team at test and race events as required.
  • Build offline tools and models to assist with the tuning of performance functions.
  • Collaborate with Vehicle Science, Tyres & Race Engineering departments to develop appropriate functions to optimise performance.
  • Document and communicate control system updates.


You’ll have:


  • Previous control systems engineering experience in advanced road car applications or motorsport (FE/F1/WEC) – Min 3 Years.
  • Strong degree in mechanical, automotive or control related engineering discipline, Minimum Masters level.
  • Expert Simulink/Stateflow user with experience of the MAT Tool chain such as ATLAS/System Monitor
  • Advanced vehicle dynamics and tyres understanding.
  • Good understanding of dynamic simulation, control system theory, state estimation and advanced control techniques
  • Proficiency and interest in computational methods and numerical analysis
  • Experience with Canopy & Simpack an advantage


Person Specification:


  • Self-motivated problem solver with a “Can do” attitude and high levels of initiative.
  • Flexible approach to working hours with consideration of the time-sensitive nature of motorsport.
  • The role may require significant travel and/or Ops room support. Race & Test events will require working long hours over weekends.
  • High level of attention to detail with the ability to work alone with a brief specification.
  • Good communicator with a high interest in motorsport.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Highest levels of professionalism and integrity


We’ll provide:


  • Training to add to your existing skills and accelerate your career
  • A supportive and empowering work environment


Application deadline:


The closing date for applications is 15th March 2024.




Kidlington, Oxfordshire 


Disclaimers and DEI:


You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At Fortescue WAE we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills. Fortescue WAE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.