Senior Aerodynamicist

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Maranello, Modena | Aerodynamicist
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Organisation
Haas F1 Team
Reference
VAC-3360
Location
Maranello, Modena
Salary / Benefits
Competitive
Contract Type
Expiry Date
04/06/2022

Looking for an environment with a true commitment to excellence?

Can you listen, engage, and produce outstanding results?

Every individual here can and must contribute to our fast evolution.

At the Haas F1 Team, diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental of who we are. Our commitment to these ethics is steadfast and this promise travels with us wherever we are in the world.  

They are central to our mission and to our impact on the F1 Circuit. We know that having varied perspectives helps generate better ideas to solve the complex problems of a changing and increasingly diverse world.

 

A Senior Aerodynamicist has a mastery of aerodynamics, and an enthusiasm for continual improvement beyond known performance boundaries.  The Senior Aerodynamicist fuels design and development strategy debates and can contribute in any geometric region of the car.

 

Demonstrated ability in F1 aerodynamics is required, typically with at least 6 years of experience in motorsport aerodynamics. 

 

The position:  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.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
  • 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 their 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:

  • Proven experience with CFD software and 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, 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.


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

 

Together with our Team Bonus Scheme, the company will also offer a life insurance and the chance to join an illness coverage from our affiliated insurance companies with a special condition for you and your family. As part of our benefit package you’ll have access to the Team’s Canteen, which offers a wide selection of fresh and hot dishes, and to the parking area reserved to all the employees near the main entrance of the office. 

 

At Haas F1 diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental of who we are. Our commitment to these ethics is steadfast and this promise travels with us wherever we are in the world. They are central to our mission and to our impact on the F1 Circuit. We know that having varied perspectives helps generate better ideas to solve the complex problems of a changing and increasingly diverse 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 based in the United States on the same Kannapolis, North Carolina, campus as his championship-winning NASCAR team, Stewart-Haas Racing. Haas is the founder of Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America, and he is chairman of Haas F1 Team.