Engine Development Engineer Failure Analysis

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Audi will be competing in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 2026. 
The new team has two locations. Audi's Motorsport Competence Center in Neuburg (Germany) is considered one of the most modern of its kind in Europe. The Sauber Group's Formula 1 factory in Hinwil (Switzerland) is known for its innovative technologies and passion for racing. The Power Unit comes from Neuburg, while Hinwil is responsible for the development of the chassis and race operations. The planned takeover by AUDI AG turns two teams into a factory team – and you can be part of it.
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The position for the Audi F1 Project is at Audi Formula Racing GmbH in Neuburg (Germany).

In the internal combustion engine development division, you will work on the failure analysis of a high-performance drivetrain within mechanical development. Your task will be to analyze damage cases in the context of the respective engine system, identify connections, and prepare optimization measures to develop the maximum performance and efficiency of the engine while at the same time ensuring the required reliability. You will also be involved in creating an engine model for predicting the service life.

Your Mission

  • Initial analysis and appraisal of test parts and damaged parts
  • Performing microscopic examinations
  • Coordinating with Design, test operators, workshops, and laboratories with regard to the design, supply quality, test operation and load, setup, and laboratory analyses
  • Deriving and performing further tests and functional measurements to clarify the cause of the failure
  • Analyzing the cause of the failure and confirming the measure
  • Documenting and reporting on the development status
  • Assisting with the creation of an engine model for predicting the service life depending on the life cycle and load

Your Profile

  • Technical degree in mechanical engineering or automotive engineering (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, graduate diploma (“Diplom”), or engineering doctorate (“Dr.-Ing.”))
  • Several years of experience in the area of engine failure analysis
  • Several years of professional experience in the area of engine mechanics as well as testing of high-performance combustion engines
  • Broad knowledge of engine technology with excellent expertise in the fields of engine testing, measurement technology, tribology and materials science
  • Experience in operating engine and component test benches
  • Excellent teamwork and organizational skills as well as a strong sense of responsibility
  • Independent and structured working practices
  • Ability to make decisions and handle conflicts
  • Full professional proficiency in German or English and a willingness to learn a basic level in the corresponding other language are prerequisites

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We look forward to reviewing your application and having you join the team as
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