Powertrain Integration and Transmission Design Engineer (Ref REQ-210542)

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

Job Description

The Mercedes Formula One Team is looking for talented individuals with the motivation and determination to succeed in this challenging and rewarding environment.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a mechanical engineer to join our Powertrain Integration and Transmission Design Department. This group is part of the Design Office at Brackley and covers a number of key performance and reliability differentiators of the F1 car, with responsibility for the gearbox, hydraulics, PU cooling systems, fuel system, pneumatics and exhausts.

Reporting to one of the Lead Powertrain Integration Design Engineers you will create and deliver ‘Right First Time’ innovative engineering solutions making a tangible contribution to the team success.     

You will work collaboratively as part of a small design group, applying thoughtful and curious nature to a range of stimulating challenges to meet the increasing demand and requirements across a range of disciplines. Our focus is the Formula One Team but this role will also offer exposure to Applied Science, where we leverage the best motorsport technologies for our customers across the domains of land, sea, and air.

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

You have an open and curios mind, a creative approach to engineering problems and are keen to develop yourself further in a demanding role.

Capable of working on your own and applying your reflective nature to understand a problem your open and honest communication style means you also relish collaborating in a team setting to deliver effective cross departmental integration and results

With a broad overview of your subject, you enjoy discussing technical concepts and finding solutions to problems by applying your interpretive skills, attention to details and dependable judgment.

Essential skills and experience

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

  • Proven in-depth understanding of mechanical design and their applications with a solid first principles understanding, materials and manufacturing techniques.

  • Experience of Catia V5/3DX Composite and surfacing design package would be beneficial.

  • Use of finite element analysis tools (ideally with Catia V5/3DX package) and hand calculation methodologies to produce reliable and optimised designs is a significant benefit.

  • Demonstrable experience across some but not all of the following areas: Low pressure fluid system design (i.e.: cooling systems, chassis fuel systems), Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Composite materials design/manufacture, Power Unit Integration, Additive Layer Design/Manufacture, Engine Design, Heat Exchanger calculation and design.

What The Role Will Offer

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

  • Fully exposure to the Powertrain Integration Design disciplines combined with multiple exciting customer programmes.

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

  • A mentoring program support by a Team with a great range of experience and depth of knowledge, providing excellent personal development. Immersed in a culture of empowerment and fresh thinking, you will take the next step in a successful career.


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.