Vehicle Science Engineer

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NIO 333 Racing
Silverstone / UK
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The suitable candidate will report to the Head of VPG and be contributing to the development of the physical car model and simulations, with a firm focus on car performance. They will also be involved in other VPG activities: pre/post-event analysis, race support, DIL operation and development.

Candidates should have a robust technical background in applied mathematics, physics or engineering, ideally around automotive/racing environment.


Core Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of the physical car model and its correlation to reality
  • Make improvement to the existing simulations, and propose new ways of approaching performance challenges
  • Work with customers (performance and controls engineers mainly) to ensure their simulation needs are met
  • Maintain and develop vehicle performance related tools
  • Complete performance analysis as required, particularly before and after each race event
  • Support race and test events
  • Contribute to simulator development and operations 



  • Minimum BSc in Mathematics, Computational Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering or similar.
  • Prior experience working in an industrial related field beneficial
  • Sound knowledge and experience with MATLAB and Simulink


Additional Desirable Attributes:

  • A proven ability to work to tight deadlines as part of a team or individually
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment
  • Self-motivation with a will to contribute to race support
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Analytical and methodical worker


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NIO has competed in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship since it was established in 2014 and secured the inaugural FIA Formula E Drivers’ Championship in July 2015. NIO 333 FE Team have recently committed to the next generation of Formula E, “Gen 3”, which is to be introduced for season 9 commencing at end of 2022.