Vehicle Scientist / Senior Vehicle Scientist


A tribe of enthusiastic sparkheads, competing in the pulsating world of Formula E is both strategic and natural.

We are one of only 12 teams to have competed in the FIA Formula E Championship from its founding season in 2014. Right from the get-go, we’ve been busy upping the ante on technology and innovation.

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Mahindra Racing UK Ltd
Banbury / UK
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Vehicle Scientist / Senior Vehicle Scientist

Mahindra Racing

Mahindra Racing is a motor racing team based in Banbury, United Kingdom, competing with an Indian racing licence. The team is currently competing in the electric FIA Formula E Championship since the inaugural season in 2014


Role Overview:
We require an experienced Vehicle Scientist to join our Vehicle Performance Group to develop the performance of our current and future race cars.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Optimise mechanical and systems setup of the car.
  • Provide development direction for the mechanical performance of future cars.
  • Develop and improve the fidelity of our vehicle models for offline and real-time simulation.
  • Create and develop associated tools for analysing and understanding car and model performance.
  • Plan and attend rig, DIL simulator and track tests as needed.

Qualifications, skills and experience required:

  • A degree in a related discipline.
  • Understanding of vehicle dynamics and suspension systems, ideally applied to race cars.
  • Development of vehicle and vehicle system models for real time and offline simulation.
  • Modelling in Matlab/Simulink.
  • Appreciation of multibody simulation
  • Calibration and correlation of models from rig and track test data.
  • Use of lap time simulation tools.
  • Planning and implementation of rig and track test programs.



  • Canopy.
  • Race car suspension design.
  • Understanding and experience of:

              a. Race car suspension design.
              b. Vehicle dynamic control systems.
              c. Tyre science and physical tyre models.
              d. Aerodynamics.

  • Software development including additional programming languages, e.g. Python, C++, C# etc.
  • Motorsport and/or trackside experience.


Personal Profile:

  • Used to working to own initiative
  • Effective written and oral communication skills in English
  • Works methodically with attention to detail
  • Leads by example, can and will motivate his/her team & peers
  • Personal flexibility to work hours as required including from time to time working in weekends
  • Practical approach by using rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions


Reports To:
Head of Vehicle Performance Group


This job description may be changed from time to time to reflect changing business requirements and the job holder may be required to undertake other tasks other than those that are listed that fall reasonably within the scope of the role and grade.


Mahindra Racing would like to thank you for your application.
Due to being inundated with applicants, we unfortunately cannot get back to everyone, if we don't get back to you it means you have been unsuccessful.
We wish you all the best for the future and ask you to keep checking for roles with us in the future that may suit your skillset.


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