Race Engineer

Race Engineer

Haas F1 Team
Date Posted
25th September 2018
Race Engineer
Banbury / UK
Competitive Salary

Join the newest successful Formula One team! At Haas F1 Team, we are looking to grow our Team  and have an exciting position available in our Engineering department. This is a fast-paced and challenging opportunity to make a substantial impact within a small team. We are looking for team-oriented, experienced individual.


We are a young, dynamic, and expanding team that is building an open, discursive environment full of opportunities for motivated individuals pursing a challenge. Haas F1 Team is designed to allow the best and brightest talent to excel within the premier form of racing in the world. 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 in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA, with team operations in Banbury, UK and Parma, Italy. We have proven to be competitive within our first two seasons with a uniquely-designed team, quickly demonstrating our desire to win!


General Summary:

This position reports to the Chief Race Engineer or his designee, and is based in Banbury, UK.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and optimising all aspects of the operation of one car at all race and test events, including but not limited to driver communication and performance development, run planning, car preparation, legality and reliability, setup, tyre management, and coordination of other engineers assigned to the car.

This is a role that will require extensive travel. You will attend all tests and races, either at the trackside or from race support in Banbury, and will provide periodic support for simulator tests and new car build.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communication in order to develop good working relationships between all personnel and departments
  • Ensure the safe operation of the car at the track
  • Manage car crew (mechanics and engineers) to ensure all tasks performed satisfactorily;
  • Run the car at race and test events. Communicate clearly with the driver, mechanics and engineers to provide instructions and recommendations;
  • Work with all other trackside engineers, including powertrain, vehicle and aerodynamic performance engineers, to maximise the performance of the car
  • Define run programme and plan setup changes in coordination with the Performance Engineer, and based on the program defined by Chief Race Engineer
  • Manage FIA weigh bridge measurements and changes to ensure legality
  • Work with the Chief Mechanic and Number One on the car, to ensure smooth operation during preparation and sessions
  • Run or advise on simulator test sessions
  • Evaluate, analyse and summarise technical data, simulation data, geometry info, tyre information, 7 post data, wind tunnel data, etc
  • Create written reports and summaries based on data analysis
  • Develop procedures and test plans, and supervise tests such as rig tests
  • Follow all safety regulations in all venues
  • Assume any responsibilities and duties delegated by the Chief Race Engineer or his designee.


Education and Work Experience:

  • Excellent engineering degree, minimum 2:1
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Formula-1 trackside, preferably as a Race or Performance Engineer
  • Experience in other Formulas would be beneficial


Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Strong technical background in racing car performance / vehicle dynamics.
  • Strong technical background in car / system design / operation / build / preparation.
  • Work to a consistently high standard in stressful and time sensitive situations.
  • Demonstrate rapid decision-making skills whilst working through problems in a scientific and analytical manner.
  • Able to prioritize the workload and to manage time efficiently
  • Work well in a team environment with personnel at all levels.


Equipment and Applications:

  • Excellent knowledge of ATLAS
  • Experience of MATLAB/Simulink
  • Good understanding of lap time simulation tools and simulator environments
  • Solid computer knowledge, including Microsoft office products


Work Environment Physical Demands:

An ability to work and prioritize within a high pressure, time sensitive environment while retaining a methodical approach is essential. The role will require extensive international travel and a willingness to work long and flexible hours including weekends.

This position may require lifting to 50 pounds, repeated bending, squatting and manual dexterity. Fast-paced work environment requiring heavy mental demands. Work environment includes machinery, race cars, 7-post and other rigs, grinding debris, and hazardous fluids. All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.


This job description may not detail some less major duties, nor cover duties of a similar nature, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.

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