Race Engineer - Jaguar TCS Racing

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Kidlington, Oxfordshire / UK | Electric Vehicles, Race 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-4170
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 Race Engineer to join the Jaguar TCS Racing department in a rapidly expanding and exciting work environment. The purpose of the role is to maximise performance at Race & Test events & build on the team’s performance capabilities.

 

Job role:

  • Be responsible for one of the teams’ cars at race events, communicating effectively with the driver, engineers, and mechanics. This will involve (but not be limited to) controlling the vehicle setup, executing the run plan, communicating changes and directly interfacing with the driver.
  • Coordinate track test and simulator sessions to maximise learning.
  • Work effectively with Performance, Controls, Systems, Tyre, Strategy and other trackside & factory-based engineers to optimise & develop the car.
  • Maintain up to date records of car setup & driver feedback.
  • Ensure the legality of the car at race events, with correctly filled in paperwork.
  • Use Simulation tools pre & during an event to find opportunities for performance gain. 
  • Perform comprehensive post-event data & performance analysis with written reports.
  • Contribute to regular performance review meetings & give direction to supporting engineers on performance areas to focus on. 
  • Create analysis tools and techniques to understand and develop car performance.
  • Develop, document and apply best practices for safe, legal, reliable & performant car operation.
  • Lead a team of mechanics at events, promoting efficient teamwork & communication.
  • Organise & attend relevant rig tests providing engineering support.
  • Ensure any faults are reported and escalated to the relevant department.
  • Assist in the specification of longer term future car requirements.
  • Help with the garage build and pack-down.

 

You’ll have:

  • Previous race engineering experience in FE/F1/WEC – Min 3 Years.
  • Strong degree (or equivalent) in mechanical, automotive or related engineering discipline, Masters level preferred.
  • Proficient with data analysis – Previous experience of ATLAS an advantage
  • Familiarity with programming and analysis software e.g. Matlab
  • Excellent knowledge of Tyres, Vehicle Dynamics & Aerodynamics. Experience with performance control systems an advantage.

 

Person Specification:

  • Self-motivated problem solver with a “Can do” attitude and high levels of initiative.
  • Calm & confident communicator with the ability to communicate information clearly, sometimes within a high-pressure / time-sensitive environment.
  • Flexible & comfortable with significant travel. Events will require working long hours over weekends.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to motivate & maximise each individual within a team environment.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Highest levels of professionalism and integrity

 

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 8th March 2024.

 

Location:

Kidlington, Oxfordshire

 

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.