Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (Ref REQ-060)

Closing Date: 28/09/2019 23:59:59

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has become available in our Mechanical Design Group for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer specialising in hydraulic component design. 

Reporting to one of our Lead Mechanical Design Engineers, the successful candidate will take full ownership and responsibility for a variety of complex hydraulic projects. Using an analytical approach alongside a high attention to detail to engineering design, they will take ownership of major mechanical projects from concept through to design, testing and implementation onto the race car.

Key responsibilities/Duties:

  • Initiating and implementing the design and development of mechanical and hydraulic assemblies of the highest complexity and to the highest standards.
  • Specifying and managing the R&D testing programmes for safety and performance critical systems
  • Reliability management of assigned systems throughout component life cycle and in support of the team’s reliability function.
  • Close collaboration with other engineering departments and external suppliers to ensure fully integrated system designs, achieving optimal car performance.
  • Use of Catia FEA to support your own designs

Candidate knowledge:

  • Mechanical, automotive or aeronautical engineering degree (2:1 minimum grade) or similar qualification with a high level of experience in F1, another top level motorsport category or an equivalent high level engineering industry.
  • Strong knowledge of hydraulic system design.
  • Experience of current F1 Steering and braking systems desirable.
  • Experience of Catia V5/3DX mechanical design package. Operating knowledge of Catia Kinematics and surfacing experience would be an advantage.
  • Use of finite element analysis tools (ideally with Catia V5/3DX package) and hand calculation methodologies to produce reliable and optimised designs.
  • Basic data analysis and system simulation knowledge would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills to ensure cross departmental integration
  • High attention to detail and the ability to work under limited supervision to tight deadlines.


In return for your work and commitment, we offer a competitive package including bonus, life assurance, private medical cover, car lease scheme, 25 days holidays, subsidised restaurant and on-site gym facilities.