Performance Engineer

Performance Engineer

NIO Nextev (UK)
Date Posted
6th June 2018
Electric Vehicles, Performance Engineer
Oxfordshire / UK
Competitive Salary

Job Summary:

Performance Engineer within the Vehicle Performance Group based in Begbroke.

The role provides support to the Race and Test Teams to optimise car performance at events, involving cross-functional collaboration with Control Systems, Race Engineering, Simulation and Vehicle Performance groups.

This role will require some travel to Race and Test events.


Main Responsibilities:

  • To attend Race and Test events as required
  • Working in conjunction with the Vehicle Performance Group and the Systems Group to extract maximum performance from both car (mechanical and aero) and driver
  • Use dedicated data acquisition software and additional analysis techniques to analyse and optimise car performance in all areas of chassis and powertrain
  • Work in conjunction with the Race Engineers to define the car setup
  • Play a central part in the optimisation and control of the energy usage on the car
  • Oversee and conduct rig testing of chassis and suspension assemblies (e.g. 7-PR, Damper Dyno)
  • Work with Race and Test drivers during DIL simulator sessions
  • Assist in the addition of items onto the Development List and progress chasing of said list
  • To compile detailed technical event reports


Qualifications, skills and experience required

  • Degree educated (Mechanical / Motorsport / Automotive Engineering)
  • Previous experience in a performance engineering environments (motorsport)
  • Has both the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • A thorough understanding of vehicle dynamics and the controlling parameters of car balance
  • A thorough understanding of ride dynamics and damper optimization
  • A thorough understanding of how an aero map should be interpreted and the car optimized around this data
  • A base understanding of closed and open loop control systems
  • An understanding of high voltage electrical powertrain performance factors would be beneficial, however your willingness to learn the various performance aspects of electrical powertrains will be fundamental
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) (English language a must)
  • Ability to handle pressure and work at pace
  • The ability to work methodically with attention to detail
  • High integrity with commitment to good governance
  • Demonstrates alignment to our Company values; Honesty, Care, Vision, Action; someone who respects and works well with others


Flexibility to travel to and to work from different UK sites (car driver preferable) and to other global sites as required.

Full driving licence.

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