Design Engineer - Tooling

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 is the newest company to be formed at the Red Bull Campus in Milton Keynes. The Build Tooling Design Group will utilise and develop state of the art measurement and build techniques to allow the building of the most powerful and reliable power units on the F1 grid.

We are looking for an exceptional Design Engineer - Tooling to help maximise the effect of this group, which will require a highly dynamic approach and use of advanced technology, automation tools and the latest methodologies.

Accountabilities for the Design Engineer position are:

  • Design, implement and maintain robust tooling to accurately, repeatably and reliably measure and build all aspects of the power unit
  • Design support from assembly to integration into the engine build facility taking ownership of each Project using a Bill of Materials system (BoM) against which orders can be placed and delivery tracked
  • Accurately estimate activity timescales and provide regular progress reports.
  • Liaising with & managing suppliers to deliver dedicated engineering solutions
  • Verify hardware and tooling setup requirements with relevant stakeholders
  • Develop new and refine existing procedures to standardise measurements and build

This role requires a dynamic, passionate and highly motivated individual. A strong team player who works well as an individual to constantly deliver under pressure. The successful candidate will be expected to display a consistent high level of energy and pro-activity to assist Red Bull Powertrains & Red Bull Technology achieve its business objectives. 

Competencies for the Design Engineer position are:

  • You will have relevant design experience in the field of state-of-the-art engine build and tooling, ideally with top class racing background  
  • Detailed understanding of the current F1 power unit 
  • A solid understanding of manufacturing techniques, materials and processes along with influencing design factors such as lead times.
  • Proficiency in all aspects of 3D CAD (Siemens NX) including part, assembly, manufacturing drawing generation and the application of GD&T to BS8888.
  • Dynamic and driven with a desire to learn new techniques and understand new technologies.
  • Confidently undertake tolerance studies, analyse and overcome technical challenges with workable and innovative solutions.
  • Methodical and patient approach to working even during times of high pressure, with a good focus on balancing quality and time. 

Please be aware this role is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract, working Monday to Friday on a pattern of day, early or late shifts.

Not only is this a fantastic Design Engineer - Tooling role, but it is also a fantastic team to work with here at Red Bull Powertrains. 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; but above all, the job satisfaction doesn’t get any better than the feeling of making a real contribution to the function of our grand prix cars.

Mon, 18 Dec 2023

Red Bull Powertrains