Thermodynamics CFD Engineer (Ref: RSR-UKAER3)
We are looking to recruit a Thermo-fluids CFD Engineer to work in the Full-Size Car CFD Team, within the Aerodynamics Department of Renault Sport Racing. Reporting to the Head of Full-Size Car CFD, and working alongside other Team members, the role will involve generation and application of CFD methods to provide performance information and to improve the design of various thermal-dominated components across the racing car. The areas of work are varied, but include charge-air and radiator internal and external flow modelling, engine exhaust flows and brake and electronics cooling. The work also involves provision of design guidance and performance information to the full-size design office, directly supporting the development of the race car design.
- The successful applicant will have either a PhD, or a good degree or similar, with several years industrial experience in a similar role, preferably within F1 or motorsport. As such, they will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding and experience of the challenges of modelling thermal flows within CFD and the trades between cooling and wider car performance.
- Experience of building CFD models from scratch, using commercial CFD codes, to model thermal dominated environments is a core skill (Fluent or Star-CCM+ preferred). CATIA v5 skills would be beneficial in this respect, as would experience of the Ansa pre-processing software. In addition, a good, wider engineering appreciation of racing car design would be beneficial, in order to be able to discuss the implications of your work with the design office staff.
- The ability to consistently deliver high-quality results, under pressure and within tight timescales, is a core requirement, as is the ability to competently document, present and debate the results of your work with other engineers.
- You will be pro-active and are expected to have an eye for detail, as well as an innovative approach. You should be able to work both independently and as part of a wider team, depending upon the demands of each project. In return, we offer you the opportunity to directly influence the design and performance of the race car.
Please apply in writing with current CV, salary expectations, details of your notice period and quoting job reference
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK
Closing date: 21st July 2017