CFD Team Leader

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 Advanced Technologies (RBAT) is a powerhouse of innovation continually working on some of the most ground-breaking projects across land, sea and air. Our portfolio of projects is second to none. It is not just our ground breaking RB17 Hypercar or Red Bull commissioned submarine, we work alongside the KTM Moto GP Team and collaborate with Alinghi Red Bull Racing in their Americas Cup campaign, utilising Formula One expertise and precision to enhance the AC75 Racing Yacht and revolutionise Moto GP Aerodynamics. 

Red Bull Advanced Technologies are constantly elevating performance to new heights, and the recently announced RB17 two-seat Hypercar is set to be the ultimate on-track driving experience pushing design and technical boundaries far beyond what has previously been imagined. We now have an exciting opportunity to be part of our expanding, Aerodynamics Department.

We are looking for a CFD Team Leader to join us! You will be responsible for providing technical direction for the CFD Group by overseeing and directing the use of CFD within the RBAT Aerodynamics Department. You will provide the development of processes, modelling methods and metrics for the use of CFD in the Aerodynamics Department while providing high-level liaison with RBAT departments, external clients and external contracted CFD resource.

Key Responsibilities of the CFD Team Leader:

  • To be responsible for the development of rigorous processes which enable successful integration of CFD as a design tool in the Aerodynamics Development Process.
  • To advise on the right methods for effective use of CFD for design projects.
  • To form productive relationships for CFD Tools and Methodology development with external suppliers.
  • To supervise and contribute to the build and maintenance of all CFD Processes.
  • To contribute to aerodynamic development strategy within department.
  • To be proactive in developing new techniques for vehicle aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, wave modelling, thermal modelling, morphing / geometry manipulation and reduce the CAD to Analysis work-load of the aerodynamicists within the group.
  • To chair and control regular meetings within the CFD Group, continually reviews progress, ‘Champion’ the strategy to embrace CFD and work with the Head of Department to bring this Technology to bear on the process of aerodynamic development.
  • To contribute to the set up and improvement of formal operating procedures as requested by Head of Aerodynamics.
  • To review and appraise CFD Group Team Members.

Key Competencies of a CFD Team Leader:

  • Extensive experience in the use of CFD applied to vehicle development is essential.
  • Motivational and leadership ability is a pivotal part of this role.
  • The right candidate will strive to fulfil the vision of cutting edge, integrated world class CFD tools to the Aerodynamics Development Process.

Not only is this a fantastic CFD Team Leader role, based at our modern campus in Milton Keynes, 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, a cycle to work scheme and of course free Red Bull to keep you firing on all cylinders!


Job Posting End DateFri, 8 Mar 2024

Red Bull Racing Formula One Team