Calibration 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

Red Bull Powertrains is a Formula One power unit manufacturing company and the newest addition to the Red Bull Technology Campus in Milton Keynes. Formed in 2021, Red Bull Powertrains is continuously expanding the team of experienced and talented engineers from different backgrounds, all working towards developing a championship winning Power Unit that will comply with 2026 regulations.

Working from our Milton Keynes factory you will be integrated within Calibration team of Red Bull Powertrains. Your will support the calibration and controls development and optimisation of single and multi-cylinder engines and hybrid PU’s. working closely with other areas of the business including; Controls, Thermodynamics, Mechanical Development, PU Design, PU Systems Engineering, ERS systems, Test and Validation, Confirmation and Durability, PU dynos, PU component test rigs, and ICE operations.

Key Accountabilities for the Calibration Engineer role:

  • Generate new PU calibration and control ideas and strategies that demonstrate potential lap time benefits, and developing those ideas via modelling, rig and PU dyno tests and to ultimately deliver the lap time benefit to the track.
  • Plan, execute and report calibration and data analysis activities on ICE and PU dynamometers and component test rigs.
  • Perform model-based calibration activities to optimise trade-offs and generate required tables and variables.
  • Interact with the calibration database including supply of calibration tables and variables to support PU operation.
  • Execute problem investigations, implement mitigations, and confirm resolutions.
  • Support development of methods and techniques for improved efficiency and data quality.
  • Support development of software tools for data handling and analysis.
  • Support control strategy and code development for improved PU performance.
  • Support PU thermodynamic, performance, durability, and confirmation test activities.

Key Competencies for the Calibration Engineer role:

  • An Engineering degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Thorough understanding of internal combustion engine operation and thermodynamic principles and PU control methodologies.
  • Knowledge and experience of applying engineering methodology to solving problems.
  • Working knowledge of Matlab/Simulink.
  • Experience of PU dynamometer testing, data analysis and calibration data generation.
  • Experience of interpreting and summarising data and producing technical reports.
  • Experience of calibration preparation and dataset management.

At Red Bull Powertrains, we offer more than just a competitive salary. Other benefits include our bonus scheme, private health care cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery scheme, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, free daily food allowance, 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 our championship winning grand prix cars.

Mon, 18 Dec 2023

Red Bull Powertrains