Aero Operations Engineer

Aero Operations Engineer

Haas F1 Team
Date Posted
16th November 2018
Parma, Varano de' Melegari / Italy
Competitive Salary

Join the newest successful Formula One team! At Haas F1 Team, we are looking to grow our Parma, Italy location and have an exciting position available in our Aero department. This is a fast-paced and challenging opportunity to make a substantial impact within a small team. We are looking for team-oriented, experienced Aero Operations Engineer. Applicants should possess fluent English skills.  Italian language skills are desirable. All CV's must be submitted in English.


About Haas F1 Team
We are a young, dynamic, and expanding team that is building an open, discursive environment full of opportunities for motivated individuals pursing a challenge. Haas F1 Team is designed to allow the best and brightest talent to excel within the premier form of racing in the world. Haas F1 Team debuted in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016, becoming the first American-led Formula One team since 1986. Founded by industrialist Gene Haas, Haas F1 Team is in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA, with team operations in Banbury, UK and Parma, Italy. We have proven to be competitive within our first three seasons with a uniquely-designed team, quickly demonstrating our desire to win!


General Summary: 

 Reporting to the Deputy Head of Aerodynamics; in Parma, Italy. Responsibility to support and develop the operational aspects of the Aerodynamics Department. Areas of influence will include experimental development, computational development, full size components and departmental software development.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
  • Support model design to ensure resource allocation is aligned with requirements
  • Support of model scale production to ensure timely delivery of components
  • Evolution of best practices and standards within model scale design and surfacing
  • Development of processes with Haas model scale machining department
  • Process development with the CFD methodology group to improve throughput
  • Support inter-departmental release dates with the Aerodynamic development groups
  • Provide support for the administrative aspects of the department
  • Mentor and guide members with less experience
  • Follow and maintain safety standards in all venues
  • Assume any responsibilities delegated by his or her seniors


Education and Work Experience:

  • A degree in a relevant engineering discipline required. Typically requires at least 4 years of experience in similar roles in the automobile racing industry.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficient computer skills with experience of coding a distinct benefit.
  • Experience of 3D CAD software and the use of PLM systems required.
  • Understanding of the aerodynamic development process of a race car is required so that department wide processes can be followed and enforced.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in Italian and English preferred, teamwork, and people skills.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to multi-task is essential.


Equipment and Applications:

  • Computer with Microsoft Office and engineering packages including but not limited to, the wind tunnel, CFD and CAD.


Work Environment Physical Demands:

An ability to work and prioritize within a high pressure, time sensitive environment while retaining a methodical approach is essential. The role may require occasional domestic and international travel and a willingness to work long and flexible hours including weekends.

This position may require lifting to 50 pounds, repeated bending, squatting and manual dexterity. Fast-paced work environment requiring heavy mental demands. Work environment includes machinery, race cars, grinding debris, and hazardous fluids. All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.


This job description may not detail some less major duties, nor cover duties of a similar nature, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.

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