Principal Experimental Aerodynamicist (Ref REQ-200027)

Closing Date: 24/02/2020 23:59:59

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Aerodynamics, you will be responsible for ensuring we have the right experimental tools to develop the aerodynamics of our racing cars – methods that are accurate, repeatable, efficient and effective, and which allow us to extract maximum understanding from our wind-tunnel tests.

Key accountabilities / duties include:

Leading a small, multi-skilled team of engineers and working collaboratively with specialists from across the Department, you will oversee the continual development of our experimental methods.  Your remit will cover areas such as:

  • Techniques for measuring on-model and off-surface aerodynamic properties.
  • Wind tunnel, model and motion systems.
  • Metrology.
  • Software used to perform experiments and analyse results.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Creating strategic vision for how we develop our experimental facilities.
  • Delivering experimental capabilities and methods.
  • Building and extending our knowledge of emerging technologies.
  • Defining best practice for using our experimental facilities.
  • Mentoring and developing the engineers in the experimental aerodynamics group.
  • Contributing to the overall direction and strategy of the Aerodynamics Department as part of the departmental management team.

Candidate profile:

  • Are working / have worked at a senior engineer position in aerodynamics (e.g. Group Leader in a motorsport or aerospace setting).
  • Have a broad overview of experimental techniques and wind tunnel testing.
  • Enjoy using your attention to detail to understand and solve technical problems.
  • Have shown you can find and implement new and novel solutions on time.
  • Relish collaborating across functions in a team environment, employing an open and honest communication style.
  • Have experience in mentoring highly skilled engineers.
  • Are passionate about your work, comfortable under pressure and resilient.