Performance and Simulation Engineer (Ref REQ-210327)

Closing Date: 04/09/2022 23:59:59

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity within our Vehicle Performance Group for a Performance and Simulation Engineer. The successful candidate will join a team of engineers working on the continuous car performance development programme. You must be comfortable challenging yourself and others with respect and passion to drive our projects forward whilst striving to achieve the best possible results.

 Key responsibilities

  • Propose, Investigate, and develop solutions to address the performance limitations of the current car and deliver lap time improvements.

  • Proactively support the future car development programme using the most appropriate simulation tools and methodologies to define the design targets that will deliver the fastest car over the season.

  • Prototype and develop new concepts that deliver performance differentiation from our competitors in the existing simulation environment and conduct the necessary functionality and performance studies.

  • Improve and develop methodologies to simulate vehicle for tyre performance for evidence-based decisions on the design of the car.

  • Contribute to the continuous development of the simulation tools to improve the team’s ability to develop holistic vehicle performance.

Candidate profile:

  • Excellent academic background with a mechanical, automotive, or aerospace engineering degree (preferably masters, 2:1 minimum grade), or equivalent qualification.

  • Physical understanding of the dynamics of racing cars, suspension kinematics and compliance, vertical dynamics, tyres, and aerodynamics.

  • Ability to examine experimental and simulation data to support evidence-based decisions.

  • Experience with optimisation problems.

  • Familiar with modelling and simulation of vehicles.

  • Ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams, to ambitious deadlines, and under minimal supervision.

  • Ability to communicate at all levels effectively and confidently.

  • Self-initiative and motivation.

  • Advanced knowledge of Matlab is essential. Experience with Dymola would be an advantage.

Benefits

We demand the best from our people so it’s only right we reward them with the best benefits.  That’s why we offer a competitive package, including: a generous bonus scheme, life assurance, private medical cover and 25-days holiday.