Tyre Performance Engineer - Jaguar TCS Racing


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), and in 2024 became Fortescue Zero.

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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Kidlington, Oxfordshire / UK
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Fortescue ZERO 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 Tyre Performance Engineer – Jaguar TCS Racing in a rapidly expanding and exciting work environment.  You will be responsible for event preparation and trackside optimization of tyre usage and cooperation with factory-based engineers to enhance tyre simulation tools.


Job role:

  • Evaluate and optimise tyre utilisation during track tests and race events to ensure maximum overall performance of cars during qualifying and races.
  • Support trackside tyre performance engineering duties with test program planning and analysis.
  • Formulation of the pre-event tyre report with recommendations for tyre preparation and usage during race/test events. 
  • Contribute with data-driven feedback for the development of the tyre moment/force/thermal model used on the driver in the loop simulator and offline simulation tools. 
  • Contribute to the post event tyre correlation exercise (race driver in the DIL) and reporting on such tests. 
  • Responsible for gathering and delivering information regarding tyre performance to the racing drivers and race engineers.


You’ll have:

  • A good Vehicle Dynamics knowledge and background is essential.
  • Trackside experience in a high-level motorsport series will be beneficial.
  • Trackside experience in managing tyre preparation will be beneficial.
  • Tyre modelling experience is desirable (Matlab / Simulink).  
  • Experience of Vehicle dynamics modelling (Matlab / Simulink / SimPack / Dymola, Adams etc).
  • Experience in the development of tyre thermo-mechanical models, higher fidelity models (brush model…etc) physical models or FE models would be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in tyre indoor and outdoor testing (planning, execution, data analysis) would be an advantage.


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 28th June 2024.



Kidlington, Oxfordshire.


Disclaimers and DEI:

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At Fortescue ZERO we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills. Fortescue ZERO is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.