Mechanical Design Engineer

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’re looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Mechanical Design Engineer to join the Mechanical Design ERS team within Red Bull Powertrains.  Our open and dynamic working environment ensures that everyone is empowered and encouraged to make a valuable contribution to help deliver World Championship winning cars year on year.

You will be a key part of the Team which is responsible to work on the mechanical design of high-power electrical devices used in the energy recovery system

This team operates at the heart of the mechanical design of our power units, whilst also working closely with chassis departments to deliver the most competitive total car package on the grid. In a rapidly changing regulatory environment, you will be required to apply physics from first principles and knowledge of cutting-edge technology to create high performance PU hardware. You will capture thermal and mechanical implications in your designs to deliver optimum solutions to our hybrid F1 cars.

Key responsibilities of this Mechanical Design Engineer role are:

  • Be responsible for the creation of concept schemes, detailed designs, drawing releases, test plans and fault resolution of high-power electrical devices such as inverters and DCDC. 
  • Work closely and cohesively with the other members of the ERS mechanical design team and ERS electrical design department on the development of high-power inverters and systems.
  • Identify component and system development opportunities to increase performance, reliability or safety, or to reduce component cost. Generate detailed requirements and specifications for components and systems.
  • To liaise with engineers and team leaders to determine realistic project schedules & to work towards achieving them; forecasting exceptions throughout the process.

To be successful in this Mechanical Design Engineer role, you will need:

  • A Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience in the mechanical design of high-power electrical devices used in F1 ERS is advantageous but high-performance racing or involvement in high-performance automotive or industrial R&D projects is a pre-requisite.
  • A high level of Mechanical Engineering competence in both technical and practical applications.
  • CAD capability is a must in one of the major packages.
  • A thorough understanding of high voltage mechanical design is a pre-requisite.
  • Technical drawing with GD&T of complex machined parts.

Not only is this a fantastic Mechanical Design Engineer role, but it is also a fantastic team to work with here at Red Bull Powertrains. 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 scheme, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, free daily food allowance, and a cycle to work scheme; but above all, the job satisfaction doesn’t get any better than the feeling of making a real contribution to our championship winning grand prix cars.

Fri, 9 Feb 2024

Red Bull Powertrains