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Performance Engineer-IndyCar

Pratt and Miller Engineering
Date Posted
26th September 2016
Aerodynamicist, Data Engineer, Engineers, Race Engineer
New Hudson

Pratt & Miller Engineering, known for our victories and championships in series that span the spectrum of Motorsports, is looking for a talented individual to join the IndyCar group as a Performance Engineer.  

In this position, the ideal candidate will be assigned to support a customer IndyCar team while working as a member of the PME IndyCar race operations group.

Essential duties include: 

  • Vehicle dynamic and aerodynamic trackside support
  • Parametric and multi-body vehicle / sub-system modeling
  • Performance analysis and reporting
  • Development of internal tools and methods

In addition to the above responsibilities, tasks relating to the following area will be assigned as required:

  • Attendance at Pratt & Miller meetings
  • Education / training
  • Provide feedback on PME product needs and processes
  • Support for off-track testing.

Required Education and Training:

BS in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering
At least 5 years’ professional experience in automotive engineering

Required Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

Experience in the development and application of multi-body simulation models
Vehicle dynamics background
Good analytical problem solving skills
Proficiency with Excel, MATLAB, and Pi Toolbox
Ability to work independently with little direction
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills for communicating with Pratt & Miller team members and clients

Preferred Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

At least 3 years’ experience in professional motorsport
Experience with race car aerodynamics
MATLAB programming experience

Travel is extensive (75+ days a year) and while accommodations can be made, this position does work weekends and some holidays.

Core Values
One of our primary values is that every team member is crucial to success. The ability to make decisions quickly, to solve problems correctly, and to take individual responsibility: these are qualities that we value and appreciate in every Pratt & Miller employee, regardless of position or title.
Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
We operate in an intense, fast-paced environment to deliver exceptional results for our customers. The bonds that are formed between people working together toward a common goal are the foundation of our culture.
Offering competitive benefits, salary that is commensurate to experience, a family atmosphere, and a few other "perks", we encourage you to visit our website to check out this and other opportunities we may have available.  For more information, please visit www.prattmiller.com.

To apply, follow the link below and upload your resume in three easy steps!


Department: IndyCar
Division: Motorsports
Reports to: IndyCar Program Manager
Location: New Hudson, Michigan, United States of America

No outside recruiters please.

Application Questions

1.  Do you require sponsorship to work within the United States?
2.  Are you willing to relocate?

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