Senior Powertrain Integration and Transmission Design Engineer (Ref REQ-210541)

Closing Date: 08/12/2021 23:59:59

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our Powertrain Integration and Transmission Design Department. This group forms part of the main Design Office at our Brackley campus, and is responsible for a number of key performance and reliability differentiators of the F1 car including the gearbox, hydraulics, cooling systems and Power Unit integration.

Reporting to one of our Lead Engineers you will create and deliver “Right First Time” engineering to complex problems. Your solutions will make a tangible contribution to the on-track success of the team.

Key Responsibilities/Duties

  • Take technical ownership of powertrain design projects from formative idea to end of use.

  • Produce schemes, designs and drawings, and collaborate with departments including Dyno, Test & Development, Aerodynamics, and Vehicle Performance.

  • Work with our in-house machine shop, external supply chain, inspection, and quality departments to ensure we deliver the best value between performance, reliability and cost.

  • You will apply engineering calculations to support your own design work in pursuit of “right first time” whilst pushing the boundaries and organise suitable containments for feedback that is generated during prove-out, at the race event, or during servicing.

  • Work closely with our colleagues at Mercedes High Performance Powertrains to identify, measure and deliver the best overall lap time solutions to the circuit.

  • Develop relationships with technical partners to push boundaries and develop new capabilities.

  • Support design activities across the group, which will include engineering projects outside of motorsport as part of our Applied Science programmes.

Candidate Profile

  • Minimum of five years of demonstrable design experience in a high end technology application (for example: F1 / LMP / WRC / automotive manufacturer or supplier / aerospace / defence)

  • Specialism in at least one of the following areas:

  • Hydraulics, High/Low Pressure Fuel Systems, Cooling Systems, Power Unit/Engine Design, Pneumatics, Transmission Systems.

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree or similar qualification at 2:1 level or above.

  • Communicative and collaborative skills to deliver effective cross departmental results.

  • Not afraid to ask, aware of your own blind spots, willing to learn, and accepting of change.

Advantageous (but not essential) Experience

  • Non-structural composite design, additive manufacturing (metallics and plastics), data analysis including use of ATLAS 10, basic use of CFD and FEA tools to support your concepts and designs.

What The Role Will Offer

  • An environment of no-blame culture and first-class learning.

  • Access to class-leading testing facilities to fully characterise your ideas and designs.

  • The combination of exposure across all Powertrain disciplines that comes from working within a single co-ordinated group, combined with multiple exciting customer programmes, provides excellent career progression and personal development opportunities to the right candidate.


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 that includes: Bonus Scheme, Life Assurance, Private Medical Cover, access to a Mercedes car scheme and 25-days holiday per annum.