Chief Mechanic

Job Title: Chief Mechanic                                      Start Date: Immediately vacant.

Salary: Competitive based on experience             Location: Silverstone

Hours: Full time                                                      Reports to: Operations Manager 

Role Type: Permanent


The Revival of a Legend:

Lola Cars, one of the world’s iconic motorsport brands, and the most successful manufacturer of customer racing cars of all time. Since 1958, we have been building cars destined to win on the track.

Lola Cars has cultivated a brand synonymous with engineering excellence, iconic design, and racing success. Under new ownership, Lola is committed to pushing innovation in engineering and as part of this commitment, Lola intends to release the IP back into the ecosystems and develop products that have far reaching impacts beyond motorsports.


The Opportunity:

Lola Cars is offering an exciting opportunity for a Chief Mechanic to join our expanding, professional team based at Silverstone. The successful candidate will be skilled in maintaining high-performance and historic racing cars. As Chief Mechanic, you will play a key role in the preparation, maintenance, and overall performance of our mechanic team, both trackside and in the factory. During the build process, coordinating and supporting the assembly in a methodical manner whilst adhering to tight deadlines, quality standards and design requirements.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Work with the design and operations team to create good working practices, for assembly and maintenance of all tests, race and spare cars parts. 
  • Ensure that cars and sub-assemblies are consistently prepared to the highest standards, adhering to all set up parameters, and meeting the criteria stipulated in the build specification and associated quality standards.
  • Make sure the car is consistently operating at the maximum mechanical performance and reliability.
  • Overall responsibility for the workshop environment and equipment.
  • Schedule staffing as required and ensure all deadlines can be achieved within the mechanical build and preparation of cars and parts.
  • Support test and race activities as required.
  • Document any problems and issues as they occur and ensure fault fixes and improvements are reported to the relevant department. Ensure correct procedures are followed.
  • Maintain rapport with the FIA Technical Delegates. Ensure readiness for Pre-event Scrutineering, mandatory spot legality checks and Parc Ferme inspections.
  • Ensure workshop, car and garage presentation meets corporate branding guidelines and expectations.
  • Support the Operational Manager in setting up a stores system to support all business activities, including maintenance of consumables to ensure all business needs can be meet.
  • Work using the companies chosen lifing system and software, supporting the setup and maintenance of the system.
  • Follow, enforces, and promotes health & safety and the guidelines in all venues.
  • Act as a mentor to less experienced team members, to ensure quality control while promoting positive learning environment.


Experience required:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience as a mechanic in the motorsport sector preferably F1, LMP2, LMH, LMDh, FE.
  • Previous experience of setting up a new team and workshop environment.
  • Experience and ability to work under pressure meeting tight deadlines without compromising quality, and with minimal guidance.
  • Track record of strong problem solving, logical thinking with research and reporting skills are essential.
  • Past performance demonstrates good communication skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to learn and adapt quickly are prerequisite for the role.


Skills required:

  • Self-motivated to develop, drive and deliver the Chief Mechanic remit
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  • Communicates and demonstrates progress towards the end-goal.
  • Confidence and knowledge to raise issues and develop solutions.
  • Relatively comfortable operating in a fluid, changing environment.
  • Strong attention to and enjoys the detail.
  • Methodical and measured in approach.
  • Builds rapport with team members.
  • Initiative, to find ways to achieve/deliver what is required.


Qualifications & Experience required:

  • Degree Level or commensurate work experience
  • Motorsport, engineering, electrical degree desirable but not essential
  • An interest in and understanding of engineering/motorsport.


The Successful Candidate might be:

  • An existing Chief Mechanic in a motorsport/ automotive company
  • An experienced mechanic enthusiast who has acquired the appropriate experience, skills & knowledge.


Role Location & Hours:

A full time (40hr week) role, based at Lola’s Silverstone Facility with the requirement for some travel and weekend work.  


Interested in the role?

  • Please send your CV accompanied by a short email explaining why you are suitable for the role, salary expectations and availability to start.
  • If you have any questions or would like to know any further details, please do make contact.


  • Closing Date:  13th March 2024


We look forward to hearing from you.