Senior Race Engineer

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Banbury / UK | Race Engineer

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. 

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Haas F1 Team
Banbury / UK
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MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is unique – on and off the track. We don’t follow the status quo and we’ve made a name for ourselves as the team who does things differently. You might’ve seen us on Netflix or know that we’re the only American-owned team on the Formula 1 grid, but we’re also more than that.

We have three HQs – Kannapolis in the US, Banbury in the UK and Maranello in Italy – each staffed by passionate, loyal and hardworking advocates. At Haas, you’ll be involved in many different areas of the team, an assortment of projects and plenty of hands-on experience while collaborating with some of the best minds in the world.


Yes, you’ll learn from us, but we expect to learn from you too!

General Summary:

This position reports to the Head of Performance Engineering or their designee, and is based in Banbury, UK.  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 position is also has line manager responsibilities for the development of trackside Performance Engineers.


General Responsibilities:

  • Provides day-to-day coaching within the team; directs and mentors team members to maximise the performance and oversees daily activities
  • Demonstrates trackside race engineering leadership in an engaging and collaborative manner
  • Manages trackside Performance Engineers from recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement through to separation.
  • Mentor, train and guide personnel as required. Develop staff using effective performance reviews and development plans.
  • Work with other department leaders to ensure all objectives, projects and deadlines are met within the set processes and metrics provided by the company.
  • Maintain and foster an inclusive environment at the facility, track and whilst traveling.
  • Responsible for establishing standard operating procedures to maintain a practical yet functional department.


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;
  • Run the car at race and test events. Communicate clearly with the driver, mechanics and engineers to provide instructions and recommendations;
  • Review legality measurements and define car changes as required to ensure legality and feedback when required to the DO.
  • Manage car crew (mechanics and engineers) to ensure all tasks performed satisfactorily.
  • Define run programme and plan setup changes in coordination with the Performance Engineer, and based on the program and objectives defined by the Head of Performance Engineering;
  • Guide the work of the Performance Engineer to support the setup, run plan, and analysis requirements of the weekend’s plan and running;
  • Work with Driver Performance Engineer to align setup direction and driver guidance;
  • Work with all other trackside engineers, including powertrain, vehicle and aerodynamic performance engineers, to maximise the performance of the car;
  • Manage and publish the tyre heating and usage plan in coordination with the Tyre Engineers, other Race Engineer, and Head of Performance Engineering. Work with tyre technicians to ensure correct implementation of plan;
  • Work with the Chief Mechanic and Number One on the car, to ensure smooth operation during preparation and sessions;
  • Work with other Race Engineer to prepare required pre-event information and to ensure uniformity in procedures and plans across cars at each event;
  • Chair all trackside Engineering group meetings.
  • 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 Head of Performance Engineering or their designee.


Education and Work Experience:

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


Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Robust technical background in racing car performance / vehicle dynamics.
  • Solid 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.
  • Work to a consistently high standard in stressful and time sensitive situations.
  • Quick decision-making skills whilst working through problems in a scientific and analytical way.
  • Work well within a team environment with personnel at all levels.
  • A sympathetic approach to your work colleagues and an ability to integrate within a group environment.
  • A can-do positive approach and a willingness to help others is essential.


Equipment and Applications:

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


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 domestic & 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.

At MoneyGram Haas F1 Team, we consider our employees our greatest asset. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive and grow. We value diversity and encourage our employees to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the conversation. Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion are fundamental to who we are as a company and a collective of colleagues. Our commitment to these ethics is steadfast and this promise travels with us wherever we are in the world.

We look after our team with multiple rewards packages, competitive bonuses and year-round health and wellbeing programs, providing you with the tools to motivate and perform at your best. 

If you’re passionate about competition, technology and teamwork, then working at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team could be the perfect fit for you. Motorsport is a dynamic and exciting industry that offers a wide range of opportunities for those who are willing to put in the hard work and dedication required to succeed. Working at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is a highly rewarding experience, as you become a crucial member of a team that is constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and striving for excellence in everything we do.

Join our team and make your passion your profession.



Due to the nature of the organisation, all employees of MoneyGram Haas F1 Team are required to be security cleared to National Security Vetting standards. If successful in your application, we would support you with the NSV process. As a guideline only, you would normally need to have been a UK resident for the last 5 consecutive years.  Further confirmation can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority  National Security Vetting (NSV) website

If you have not been a UK resident for the last 5 consecutive years, please be prepared to request an Overseas Criminal Records Check for these countries as you will be asked to provide this for referencing and security checks if you are successful.