Senior Aero Concept Designer/Senior Surface Designer

The company:

Williams’ core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977 and is now moving into an exciting era under new ownership defined by relentless innovation and living sustainable performance in every dimension.

The Role:

This is a highly creative role relying on a high level of understanding of surfacing and parametric modelling techniques. You will be right at the heart of the design process, collaborating closely with aerodynamicists, model designers and full-size car designers to create high quality and high-performance surfaces.

As a Senior Aero Concept/Senior Surface Designer you will:

  • Work within one of the development groups, providing support in all aspects of the concept surfacing function.

  • Work closely with aerodynamicists to understand the definition and requirements of all new surfaces, including modelling and construction approach.

  • Create high quality surface geometry for both CFD Wind Tunnel and full-size release.

  • Liaise with Aerodynamicists, Model Designers to ensure efficient implementation of aerodynamic projects.

  • Mentor junior members of the group and support leads to push forward methodology and model improvements.

  • Ensure that standard design practices are adhered to for surface models issued within the aerodynamics department.

  • Taking an active role in helping to maintain any relevant surfacing documentation.

Our ideal Senior aero concept/surface designer will have:

  • Experience working in a similar role within F1 and appropriate engineering training, such as an apprenticeship, HNC, HND or degree in a relevant discipline (Motorsport / Aero / Engineering / Product / Industrial Design).

  • High level of CAD literacy (experience with NX would be an advantage).

  • In-depth understanding of surface quality, model layout and robustness.

  • The ability to work effectively under pressure with a high degree of reactivity in handling changes in priorities / direction.

  • High level of creativity coupled with an exceptional attention to detail.

  • Ability to manage workload and prioritise in-line with fast paced nature of F1 environment.

  • Great communication skills both verbally and graphically to help communicate throughout the design process.

  • A detailed understanding of the regulations required to ensure all surfaces are fit for purpose and in-line with FIA legality.

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in multi acre complex located in Grove, Oxfordshire. The Williams Group offers a competitive holiday package, staff events/open days, a subsidised restaurant on site and various car schemes. We have an on-site gym (open 24 hours a day) as well as various fitness classes including outdoors bootcamps, pilates and yoga free for all staff and contractors to use. Aside from these benefits we can offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a based just 30 mins from Oxford City Centre by bus.

Williams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments

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