Lead Tyre Performance Engineer

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DS PENSKE Formula E Team
UK / France
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DS Penske is looking for a Lead Tyre Performance Engineer.

An opportunity to make a considerable impact within the senior leadership group of one of the leading Formula E teams.

The key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Direct a group of highly skilled Engineers as they develop and maintain high-level tyre models.
  • Facilitate engineers to strongly contribute to future car design and simulation tool development through disseminating advanced tyre and vehicle dynamic knowledge into the wider team.
  • Design tyre-specific test projects and trackside programs with the objective of building further tyre understanding and modelling accuracy which will directly contribute to improved car performance.
  • Develop pre-event tyre studies which give setup direction and advises on best tyre preparation for specific track conditions.
  • Work closely with the Race Drivers and Engineers to ensure that driving technique, setup and outlap approach are sympathetic to achieving best tyre operating window as often as possible.
  • Work closely with the Race Engineering and Strategy groups to formulate race weekend approach that optimises tyre usage in practice, qualifying and race sessions.
  • Ensure that the Tyre group composes accurate written analysis of tyre project and test/race tyre findings.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • A robust technical background in Tyre Construction, Compound Chemistry and Vehicle Dynamics.
  • A good understanding of race car events preferably with previous experience of engineering race vehicles.
  • Experience of developing higher fidelity and physical tyre models.
  • Experience of coding and tuning tyre thermal models.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of working with Matlab/Simulink to deliver tyre or vehicle models.
  • Used to working to own initiative.
  • Written and oral communication skills in English.
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