Vehicle Dynamics Engineer

Vehicle Dynamics Engineer

NIO Nextev (UK)
Date Posted
10th April 2018
Vehicle Dynamics Engineer
Oxford / UK
Competitive Salary

Role Overview:

Primary function is to oversee & coordinate all vehicle dynamics related subject matters related to the Formula E car.


Main Responsibilities:

Guarantee the correct implementation of the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics into the initial design and development process of a Formula E Race Car by using typical multibody analysis and/or Matlab software tools.

Define, develop, optimise and validate the performance targets for the suspension layout/package within the constraints of the FIA Formula E Technical Regulations in close co-operation with the Mechanical Design Department and our selected technical partners.

Guide the DIL & Simulation Engineers with broad vehicle dynamics ‘know-how’ and extract the maximum performance potential out of the overall chassis set-up.

Support the Race Engineering and Electronics & Control Systems Departments to maximise car performance and development during the course of the season.


Qualifications, skills and experience required:

  • Degree level academic background in engineering, computer sciences or related academic subject
  • Strong experience in the automotive area of vehicle dynamics. Motorsport experience is not essential but highly recommended
  • Excellent MBA Tool knowledge and thorough understanding of the influence of suspension K&C parameters on full vehicle behaviour. Rich knowledge of suspension architectures paramount
  • Excellent understanding and application of Matlab and/or other typically used vehicle dynamics simulation software tools
  • Thorough understanding of (slick) tyre characteristics & tyre simulation modelling techniques
  • Experience with (3D/MBA) DIL Simulators is beneficial
  • Practical approach by using rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
  • Effective written and oral communication skills in English
  • Methodical work ethic with attention to detail
  • Ability to benchmark and work to achieve defined objective targets
  • Alignment to our Company values; Honesty, Care, Vision, Action
  • Lead by example, with the ability to motive your team and peers
  • Flexibility to work hours as required
  • Occasional travel to technical partner sites and NIO Formula E test events

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