Performance Engineer

Performance Engineer

NIO Nextev (UK)
Date Posted
8th November 2017
Performance Engineer
Oxford / UK
£75,000 to £80,000 Per Annum

Position: Performance Engineer

Department: Race Engineering / Formula E

Location: Oxford

Reports to: Head of Performance Engineering

Closing date: 10th December 2017

Salary: 75-80k 


Main Responsibilities:

  • To attend all 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 Engineer to define the car setup always.
  • Play a central part in the optimisation and control of the energy usage on the car.
  • Assist in the addition of items onto the Development List and progress chasing of said list.
  • Working with the Race Engineer to run their respective Race Driver during the DiL simulator sessions.
  • 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.


This job description may be changed from time to time to reflect changing business requirements and the job holder may be required to undertake other tasks other than those that are listed that fall reasonably within the scope of the role and grade.

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