Senior Design Engineer

At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rising star George Russell.


The Team has set a new benchmark for Formula One success during the sport’s current Hybrid era, winning consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and the Constructors’ Championship in 2021.


A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Design Engineer reporting to the Principal Engineer in the Applied Science Department.


Applied Science uses the skills and capabilities of our Formula One Team to design solutions to complex engineering challenges. Formed in March 2019, Applied Science is a business division of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix which provides bespoke engineering services combining world-class talent and a high-performance culture with cutting-edge technical capability. Extracting marginal gains at the leading edge of engineering and aerodynamics requires exceptional people. With the new regulations requiring teams to operate within a fixed budget cap, Applied Science was created to enable the diversification of the company to tackle new and exciting engineering challenges beyond Formula One.


The successful candidate will mainly be responsible for the development of new and current mechanical projects used in a wide variety of engineering facilities.


The role:

  • You will have broad engineering knowledge of mechanical systems, electromechanical, pneumatics, hydraulics and structural consideration in design.

  • You will design and develop engineering systems quickly, accurately and in a manner appropriate to ease of manufacture and assembly.

  • You will be generating CAD models and detail drawings of engineering systems, jigs, fixtures, etc. to a standard required for internal or external manufacture.

  • You will maintain CAD assemblies and update them clearly as required.

  • You will assist in coordination of design and manufacturing programmes and with the testing and calibration of equipment.

  • You will be generating innovative, practical ideas for improving the quality and productivity of the design process.


What we are looking for:

  • You possess an HND/Degree in Mechanical Engineering with experience in F1, or an equivalent high level engineering industry.

  • You have experience working with Catia V5/3DX on mechanical system design.

  • Ideally, you have some surfacing knowledge.

  • You adopt a flexible approach to working hours, along with a ‘can do’, ‘team playing’ attitude.

  • You have good verbal and written communication skills.

  • You can work under minimal supervision to strict deadlines and in a professional manner


What we offer:

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack.


We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. We welcome applications from all and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals.


Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.


We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance and 25 days holiday. We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment, employee well-being programme and offer flexible working opportunities. 

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team