CFD Aerodynamicist (Ref REQ-200105)

Closing Date: 30/04/2020 23:59:59

Job Description

We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a CFD Aerodynamicist within the Aerodynamics department.  The successful candidate would be interested in developing their career within our innovative, forward-looking Formula One team and would work within the CFD applications group. 

Key responsibilities would include:

  • Working alongside highly skilled aerodynamicists, use the most innovative approaches in CFD to develop the best overall model for Aero development
  • Identify correlation issues and demonstrate creativity to understand and resolve them, continually improving the aerodynamic development success rate
  • Provide testing and support of our existing CFD codes and processes
  • Act as a liaison between CFD developers and Aerodynamicists (CFD users) to ensure new software and processes meet the user’s requirements, including defining the process and workflow where necessary
  • Use CFD and aerodynamic understanding to improve the efficiency of our CFD process, reducing man time and time on cluster
  • Build on our tools to correlate CFD, windtunnel and track testing, to maximise the efficiency of the racecar aerodynamic development

The successful candidate would have:

  • A strong score in an Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering degree with a significant CFD content
  • A track record of learning new engineering software quickly with knowledge of high-level programming, such as Python
  • A strong understanding of aerodynamic principles and CFD theory, such as turbulence modelling, numerical stability etc.
  • Experience in effective collaboration and the ability to interact well in a team
  • Experience of practical applications of CFD to complex 3D geometries

We offer a competitive package including bonus, life assurance, private medical cover, Mercedes Company Car lease scheme, 25 days holiday (adjusted with service), on-site gym and restaurant facilities.

When applying if we could please ask you to include short answers to the following questions in your application that would be appreciated:

  • Why does a CFD-related career interest you?
  • What CFD experience do you have?
  • What knowledge/experience, if any, do you have of OpenFOAM and/or SnappyHexMesh?