Experimental Aerodynamicist 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

We are looking for an Experimental Aerodynamicist Team Leader to join the Aerodynamics Group in our highly successful Formula One team. This exciting opportunity that will involve supporting our Wind Tunnel Aerodynamicists in the day to day running of Wind Tunnel tools.  

Your Impact:

Managing a team responsible to the acquisition, management and fidelity of Aerodynamic data from our wind tunnel activities for the purposes of correlation, car development and the development of wind tunnel tools.


  • Be responsible for the fidelity of day-to-day Wind Tunnel data for the purposes of development of the Race Car.
  • Support Wind Tunnel Aerodynamicists in the day to day running of the Wind Tunnel when required.
  • Attendance at the Wind Tunnel to support tests when needed.
  • Direct the development of the tools that are used to for the purpose of analysing the WT data.
  • Assist with the development of tools that enhance repeatability, accuracy and correlation between the WT and Track.
  • Assist with the development of WT maps for the purpose of aerodynamic development and correlation.
  • To develop WT model data acquisition techniques for the purpose of aerodynamic development.
  • Assist with training of new WT staff members.

Who we are looking for:

  • An excellent understanding of the field of Aerodynamics
  • In depth, working knowledge of current measurement and analysis techniques.
  • In depth, working knowledge of wind tunnels and wind tunnel systems.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of engineers.
  • Excellent communication skills to articulate technical information to team members with varying levels of technical expertise.

Additional accountabilities:

Monitor and maintain a clean and tidy working environment, working within the groups COSHH guidelines and ensuring that all relevant Health and Safety requirements are met. Ensure that companywide policies and procedures are adhered to wherever and whenever appropriate. Provide flexible attendance and attitude to work, both in line with the requirements of the role, and any specific requirements of your line and departmental management. To work in a professional manner at all times regardless of the task set and be pro-active in promoting a positive image for the department / team / sponsors.

What we can offer you:

Not only is this a fantastic role, 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, and a cycle to work scheme.

Job Posting End DateFri, 7 Jun 2024

Red Bull Racing Formula One Team