Senior Aerodynamicist

Senior Aerodynamicist

Haas F1 Team
Date Posted
20th November 2018
Parma, Varano de' Melegari / Italy
Competitive Salary

Join the newest successful Formula One team! At Haas F1 Team, we are looking to grow our Parma, Italy location and have an exciting position available in our Aerodynamics department. This is a fast-paced and challenging opportunity to make a substantial impact within a small team. We are looking for team-oriented, experiencedSenior Aerodynamicist. Applicants should possess fluent English skills.  Italian language skills are not required, but are desirable. All CV's must be submitted in English.


About Haas F1 Team
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 three seasons with a uniquely-designed team, quickly demonstrating our desire to win!


General Summary:  

Reports to an Aerodynamics Team Leader. Responsible for executing aerodynamic development using CFD and wind tunnel testing. Assists department leaders in mentoring less experienced personnel. Key focus on wind tunnel model preparation, testing quality, data analysis, and CAD.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and guide members with less experience
  • Write procedures and test plans
  • Create production documentation for test parts
  • Create reports to communicate findings
  • Analyze aerodynamic modelling (experimental & numerical simulation) results, and synthesize alternative designs
  • Direct or undertake surface definition and concept scheming
  • Direct or undertake model part design
  • Participate in wind tunnel testing, coordinating all aspects necessary for a successful test
  • Develop aerodynamic analysis tools
  • Follow and maintain safety standards in all venues
  • Assume any responsibilities delegated by his or her seniors


Education and Work Experience:

A degree in a relevant engineering discipline. Typically requires at least 6 years of experience in the automobile racing industry.


 Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

Proficient computer skills. Proven experience with CFD software and 3D CAD software. Understanding of aerodynamics and fluid analysis. Understanding of thermodynamics. Knowledge of structural analysis and vehicle dynamics. Able to understand, model, and create a part or device. Strong written and oral communication skills in Italian and English preferred, teamwork, and people skills.


Equipment and Applications:

Computer with Microsoft Office and engineering packages including but not limited to, wind tunnel, basic hand tools, fabrication tools. Data Acquisition experience is helpful.


Work Environment Physical Demands:

Capable of lifting to 50 pounds and have manual dexterity. May require repeated bending and squatting. Able to work long hours and flexible work schedule. Able to handle stressful situations. Fast-paced work environment requiring heavy mental demands. Work environment includes race cars, 7-Post equipment, heavy machinery, grinding debris, and hazardous fluids.

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