Performance Development Engineer - Turbocharger

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

Red Bull Powertrains have several exciting opportunities to be a key part of our expanding Power Unit engineering team. Our open, dynamic environment ensures that everyone can make a valuable contribution and we are looking for creative Thermodynamic Performance Development Engineers (Rigs) to deliver World Championship winning Power Units year on year.

Working from our Milton Keynes factory you will be integrated within the ICE Thermodynamics Department of Red Bull Powertrains. Tasked to deliver the maximum performance potential to the podium, your group will work closely with all teams within Red Bull Powertrains.

To be successful you must lead the efficient and effective development investigations with absolute tenacity, to deliver maximum performance and flawless reliability, from concept to podium. Experience of high power-output racing engine thermodynamic development and/or rig testing of thermodynamically sensitive components is advantageous.

To be considered for our Performance Development Engineer (Rigs) Role:

  • A Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience in F1 hybrid power unit design is advantageous but high-performance racing engine experience or involvement in high-performance R&D projects is a pre-requisite.
  • A strong overall knowledge of thermodynamics
  • A high level of Mechanical Engineering competence in both technical and practical applications.
  • A thorough understanding of testing methodologies and its contribution to ICE performance.
  • Proven history of successful fault investigation, containment and rectification.
  • Practical knowledge of component/system/rig testing methodologies
  • Interpreting collected data, summarising and reporting findings

Key attributes for our Performance Development Engineer (Rigs) Role:

  • Proven ability to inspire and motivate the Engineers around you to succeed.
  • Can-do attitude and willingness to learn new skills is essential.
  • Evidenced experience of complex decision making and strategic thinking when faced with imperfect data and challenging timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster strong cross-departmental relationships.

Not only is this a fantastic Performance Development Engineer (Rigs) role, it is also a fantastic team to work in. 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, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, free food, and a cycle to work scheme

Mon, 31 Jul 2023

Red Bull Powertrains