Lead Engineer - CFD Methods


Location: Silverstone, UK

Reporting to: Head of CFD

Department: Andretti Cadillac at Andretti Global

Led by racing legend Michael Andretti, the team fields multiple entries in INDYCAR, INDY NXT, IMSA and Formula E. The global racing enterprise boasts over 250 race wins, four INDYCAR Series championships, five INDY NXT titles, one Indy Pro 2000 and one USF2000 championship, and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. The team is now looking to expand into the pinnacle of motorsport through our Andretti Cadillac Team. 

Job description:

We have an opportunity for a Lead Engineer - CFD Methods to join the Andretti Cadillac Team at the new Silverstone Facility. In this role, you will lead a group of multi-disciplined engineers responsible for delivering the required CFD capability for the team’s Aerodynamics department, through improvement to existing capabilities or the development of new methodologies. At Andretti Global, we aspire to be the absolute best in every aspect of our team. Team members are encouraged to challenge established thinking and share their ideas to create an environment where everyone can contribute to our shared success.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Technical lead and management of the CFD Methods group.
  • Develop the CFD methodology to continuously improve predictive accuracy, efficiency and reliability of aerodynamic simulations.
  • Collaborate with aerodynamicists, CFD and software engineers to optimize methodologies and deliver a fit-for-purpose CFD process which are adequate and responsive to the aerodynamic development needs.
  • Work closely with the correlation group with respect to the analysis of experimental data (wind tunnel and track).
  • Ensure that CFD simulations and analysis carried out within the department are aligned with the capability of the tools.
  • Define best practices for meshing, turbulence modelling, and solver settings.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate CFD software packages and tools.
  • Overseeing the optimization, maintenance, and support of new and existing toolkits.
  • Working and contributing across multiple disciplines of the CFD group; including process, external flows, internal flows, thermal modelling, and pipeline development.
  • Conduct research and stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in CFD technologies.


  • Multiple years’ relevant experience in a similar role within the motorsport industry.
  • Strong knowledge of fluid physics, numerical methods, turbulence modelling.
  • Experience in programming (C++, Python, Java, or VBA) and experience with STAR-CCM+ and open-source CFD codes.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to line manage / lead teams effectively.
  • Able to perform duties in a timely manner with minimal errors.
  • Communicate effectively with key stakeholders/directors.
  • Clear and concise communication.
  • Strong levels of IT skills including MS Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Positively contribute to an open and inclusive culture.

Please be aware that we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis and this job posting will close once a suitable candidate is identified. We encourage all interested individuals to submit their application as soon as possible.  As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity or marriage and civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

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