Head of Composite Design


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 based in the United States on the same Kannapolis, North Carolina, campus as his championship-winning NASCAR team, Stewart-Haas Racing. Haas is the founder of Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America, and he is chairman of Haas F1 Team. 

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Haas F1 Team
Maranello, Modena / Italy
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MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is unique – on and off the track. We don’t follow the status quo and we’ve made a name for ourselves as the team who does things differently. You might’ve seen us on Netflix or know that we’re the only American-owned team on the Formula 1 grid, but we’re also more than that.

We have three HQs – Kannapolis in the US, Banbury in the UK and Maranello in Italy – each staffed by passionate, loyal and hardworking advocates. At Haas, you’ll be involved in many different areas of the team, an assortment of projects and plenty of hands-on experience while collaborating with some of the best minds in the world.


Yes, you’ll learn from us, but we expect to learn from you too!


This position is located in Maranello Italy and reports to the Chief Designer. Leads, consults and advises Haas F1 on composite design and best practices.  Directs a group of designers to develop  and continuously improve the car quality, reliability and performance of the composite components. Assists planning and strategy for component/assembly development and race introduction.


General Responsibilities:

  • Mentor, train and guide personnel as required. Develop staff using effective performance reviews and development plans.
  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
  • Responsible for establishing standard operating procedures and budgets to maintain a practical yet functional department.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Designer.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all staff and departments.
  • Lead the Composite Design Group in the design of F1 car components/assemblies.
  • Seek continuous improvement in the design execution and associated processes with prime focus on car performance.
  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all colleagues, departments and business partners.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Composite Design Group.
  • Develop composite design group workload plans in consultation with business partners.
  • Nurture the relationship with the Aero and Structural design department to support and achieve their targets for quality/compliance/strength/weight targets.
  • Lead all composite concept development.
  • Ensure that composite projects are delivered on time as per agreed planning.
  • Liaise and support the Race Team concerning car reliability resolution.
  • Responsible for all composite design 3d/2d cad checking and sign-off.
  • Perform necessary research and development functions.
  • Follow and enforce all safety regulations in all venues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Designer or his designee.


Education and Work Experience:

  • Graduated in Mechanical engineering with a very strong knowledge of composite materials.
  • Minimum of 12 years experience working within composite design in F1.
  • Previous experience as a design project leader for main composite structures – chassis /gearbox/nose/wings.
  • Previous experience in managing a large group of designers/department.
  • FEA understanding and experience is also a plus.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent organization and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills required; Italian language fluency is preferred.
  • Ability to lead composite design projects from concept to completion.
  • Prioritizes and pursues vehicle performance.
  • It will be expected to have a strong knowledge of the F1 technical regulations.
  • It will be expected to have a strong knowledge of composite materials and production techniques.


Equipment and Applications:

  • CATIA 3DX expert level.
  • Microsoft Office Suite.


Together with our Team Bonus Scheme, the company will also offer a life insurance and the chance to join an illness coverage from our affiliated insurance companies with a special condition for you and your family. As part of our benefit package you’ll have access to the Team’s Canteen, which offers a wide selection of fresh and hot dishes, and to the parking area reserved to all the employees near the main entrance of the office. 


At MoneyGram Haas F1 Team, we consider our employees our greatest asset. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive and grow. We value diversity and encourage our employees to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the conversation. Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion are fundamental to who we are as a company and a collective of colleagues. Our commitment to these ethics is steadfast and this promise travels with us wherever we are in the world.

We look after our team with multiple rewards packages, competitive bonuses and year-round health and wellbeing programs, providing you with the tools to motivate and perform at your best. 

If you’re passionate about competition, technology and teamwork, then working at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team could be the perfect fit for you. Motorsport is a dynamic and exciting industry that offers a wide range of opportunities for those who are willing to put in the hard work and dedication required to succeed. Working at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is a highly rewarding experience, as you become a crucial member of a team that is constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and striving for excellence in everything we do.

Join our team and make your passion your profession.