Project Engineer - Motorsport

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Kidlington, Oxfordshire / UK | Project Engineer

In 2010 Williams Grand Prix Engineering – the company behind the Williams F1 team – began diversifying its operations. The division that was established became WAE. Initially WAE provided innovative technology across a range of sectors, but demand for its services quickly increased and its focus sharpened. Soon the company established itself as a leader in electrification and energy storage. In 2022 WAE was acquired by Fortescue Metals Group (FMG).

Our roots are firmly fixed in motorsport, and so is our future. Our dedicated motorsport team currently provide the electrical systems for almost all the electric race series. We’re also the sole battery suppliers to the LMDh series. We apply the technical expertise we gain from this fast-moving world across all relevant electrification programmes.

Since 2013, we’ve helped our clients to achieve 98 Poles, 249 Podiums, 96 Wins, 9 Driver Championships & 8 Manufacturer Championships to date.

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Organisation
Fortescue WAE
Reference
VAC-4158
Location
Kidlington, Oxfordshire / UK
Salary / Benefits
Competitive
Contract Type

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER 

Fortescue WAE exists to accelerate the advantage and impact of our clients. We do it through innovative engineering and technology that solves complex problems and brings a step-change in weight, speed, and efficiency. Join us to help fulfil our mission to accelerate an efficient, electric, and sustainable future.

 

An opportunity has arisen for a Project Engineer to join the Motorsport department in a rapidly expanding and exciting work environment. Reporting to the Senior Engineer for Motorsport design, this is a key role where the successful individual will be responsible for the development and delivery of powertrain components and systems for high performance applications in a range of racing series.

 

Job role:

  • Component and assembly design using 3D CAD software
  • Completion, peer review and release of engineering drawings
  • Specify, Design and Develop rig and test equipment
  • Undertake data analysis to support design development and fault resolution
  • Data transfer to customers and suppliers
  • Contribute to documentation of customer build specifications
  • Ensure adherence to company guidelines related to CAD assembly structures and BoM creation within your projects
  • Support workload allocation with engineering leaders
  • Mentor junior engineers 
  • Analyse data generated, fault find and propose rectifying action in critical and urgent scenarios
  • Routine maintenance of business tools such as faults lists, product databases and continuous improvement activities are expected.

 

You’ll have:

  • A Degree (or equivalent) in mechanical, automotive or related engineering discipline. 
  • Proficient CAD user (Catia V5 or Siemens NX experience preferred)
  • Previous experience of Teamcenter PLM is an advantage
  • Experience in a mechanical design environment, preferably with exposure to HV systems, energy storage and powertrain in low volume applications.
  • Good communications skills are essential as you will interact with a variety of departments and suppliers
  • Ability to travel outside the UK, sometimes at short notice

 

We’ll provide:

  • Training to add to your existing skills and accelerate your career
  • A supportive and empowering work environment

 

Application deadline:

The closing date for applications is 1st March 2024.

Location: Kidlington, Oxfordshire 

This role will include working at the head office in Grove until an office move to Kidlington in spring 2024.

 

Disclaimers and DEI:

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At Fortescue WAE we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills. Fortescue WAE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.