Senior Powertrain Integration and Transmission Design Structural Analysis Engineer (Ref REQ-210544)

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

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Structural Analysis 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, fuel system, cooling systems and Power Unit integration.

Reporting to our Lead Structural Analysis Engineer (Powertrain), you will create and deliver “Right First Time” engineering to complex problems. Your solutions, experience and judgement will make a tangible contribution to the on-and off- track success of the team.

Key Responsibilities/Duties

  • Take technical ownership of the structural approval of complex Powertrain assemblies and make the correct judgements on how to approach the analysis within the time constraints.

  • Static and dynamic analysis of both metallic and composite components, covering environmental, abuse and fatigue cases.

  • Able to use a broad suite of analysis techniques such as contact, non-linear material, large displacement, modal, and optimisation.

  • Assist the group with organising 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 designers, cost engineers, project engineers and Operations to play a key role in delivering the best value between performance, reliability and cost.

  • Push the boundaries in pursuit of new capabilities, emerging toolsets and reporting methods.

  • Support analysis 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)

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

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

  • Self-sufficient and self-reliant – able to critically appraise own results and the work of others, working autonomously and with minimal supervision.

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

Advantageous (but not essential) Experience

  • Detailed knowledge of Hyperworks and Abaqus simulation software, data analysis including use of ATLAS 10, linear vibration instrumentation and testing, use of 3DX/Catia V5 for CAD, general mechanical design experience, additive manufacturing (metallics and plastics).

What The Role Will Offer

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

  • Access to class-leading testing facilities to fully verify and correlate your analysis.

  • 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.