Battery Thermal Management Engineer Formula 1

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Audi Formula Racing GmbH
Neuburg ad Donau / Germany
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Development of cooling concepts and simulation in the area of the high-voltage battery and power electronics for the Audi Formula 1 Power Unit
You are responsible for:

  • Development of cooling concepts in the area of HV storage and power electronics
  • Thermal modeling of battery modules, HV electronics and HV path using complex CAE and CFD models
  • Implementation of the concepts in 3D (Catia V5)
  • Carrying out thermal and flow simulations
  • Comparison of test and simulation results



  • Completed studies in mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics, electrical engineering or a comparable course of study
  • Several years of experience in the design of HV batteries, inverters and electronic components in 3D with regard to their thermal properties
  • Several years of experience in thermal management in StarCCM+
  • Confident use of analytical simulation tools for thermal analysis, such as: B. Matlab, Simulink or Python
  • Experience in optimization software and techniques
  • Construction experience with Catia V5 in order to be able to design your own concepts independently and evaluate them using simulations
  • Good knowledge of materials and technologies used in high-performance cooling concepts
  • Experience working with liquid-cooled thermal management systems for batteries or power converters
  • Basic knowledge of standard laboratory and test equipment such as power supplies, data acquisition, flow meters, thermocouples, etc.
  • Fluent German or English skills as well as the willingness to learn basic knowledge of the other language are required
  • Strong implementation skills, as well as a high level of motivation and initiative
  • Strong teamwork skills 
  • Goal-oriented, independent and structured way of working



In the area of high-voltage storage development, you will work on the key component of high-performance electric drives and contribute your part to competitiveness in a highly competitive environment. You are involved in requirements management through method development to detailed design for HV battery concepts and HV electronics and accompany your development through assembly to testing on your own test field.


Audi Formula Racing GmbH is a subsidiary of Audi Sport and was founded in 2022 for the brand's entry into Formula 1. From 2026, the Four Rings will compete in the globally popular FIA Formula 1 World Championship with a specially developed drive unit (“Power Unit”) and a factory team. The program will form the spearhead of Audi's factory motorsport commitment in the future.
The Power Unit is being developed in Audi Sport's state-of-the-art Motorsport Competence Center in Neuburg an der Donau, not far from AUDI AG's headquarters in Ingolstadt. The location, which opened in 2014, is considered one of the most modern of its kind and is currently being extensively expanded for F1 engagement. This is the first time a Formula 1 drive has been built in Germany since 2009. The decisive factor here is the new regulations of the International Automobile Association FIA, which, among other things, provide for sustainable synthetic fuels from 2026 and increase the electric share of the hybrid drive unit to almost 50 percent. Audi would like to actively support the transformation of what is by far the most important motorsport series.
Globally known, highly emotional and technically sophisticated – Formula 1 is a spectacular platform for the most demanding electrified racing vehicles in the world. Audi is taking on the challenge of proving its edge through technology in this competitive environment and is putting together a highly specialized team to develop the power unit. Our basis for this is the diverse know-how from motorsport engagements such as Formula E, Dakar Rally or the Le Mans era. Become a part of the unique project in the premier class of motorsport and get involved when Audi writes the next chapter of its motorsport history.

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These positions are available at Audi Formula Racing GmbH in Neuburg ad Donau.  
Please note that these are not positions at AUDI AG. 

In principle, all positions at Audi Formula Racing GmbH are part-time. 
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