Technology Engineering Project Engineer (Ref REQ-220539)

Closing Date: 05/10/2022 23:59:59

Job Description

At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rising star George Russell.

The Team has set a new benchmark for Formula One success during the sport’s current Hybrid era, winning consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and the Constructors’ Championship in 2021.

The role:

The Technology Engineering Project Engineer is required to manage the planning, execution and introduction of Technology Engineering projects across the areas that Technology Engineering support including Aero, Dyno and VDG. Ensuring that deliverables of scope, timeline and cost are fulfilled.

The role includes onboarding and ongoing management of Wind Tunnel 1 (WT1) customers and support of the existing F1 customer in WT2.

Key Responsibilities include:

Technology Engineering Projects

Working primarily as part of the Technology Engineering function, the position holder is responsible for day-to-day project management of Technology Engineering projects providing clear priorities and project targets, whilst keeping control of project budgets. Including but not limited to:

  • Project scope

  • Budgeting

  • Resourcing

  • Project planning

  • Project progress meetings

  • Risk management

  • Supplier management

  • Project cost control

Technology Engineering projects are capability enhancement projects for areas across the company including Wind Tunnel, Aero Experimental, Aero Performance Group, Dyno, Simulator and VDG.

  • Responsible for maintaining critical spares inventory for all Technology Engineering-owned systems (model electronics, balances and other instrumentation)

Customer Projects

  • Initial technical point of contact for prospective WT1 Customers.

  • Establish scope of customer programmes and prepare technical proposals ensuring compatibility between customer requirements and facility capabilities.

  • Liaise with Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Legal and Finance to prepare WT1 customer contracts and NDAs.

  • Arrange customer liaison meetings ahead of initial testing and session previews and reviews during customer test campaigns.

  • Maintain WT1 customer documentation including preparation of geometry files and tunnel configuration.

  • Set up secure areas for safe transfer of customer and WT1 information.

Commercial Support

  • Maintain cost model for preparation of customer quotations for goods and services.

  • Liaison within Technology Engineering and Experimental Aero to establish annual DEV Code and CAPEX requirements.

  • Preparation of DEV and CAPEX and justifications and submission thereof

  • Management and control of DEV and Capex budgets including liaison with project sponsors and finance business partners.

  • Provide a procurement service for the Technology Engineering, Aero and Experimental Aero groups.

What we are looking for:

  • An organiser with the ability to bring groups together to agree project scope and action plans.

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a fast-paced environment across multiple teams.

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

  • Takes the initiative and doesn’t need to be told to go and find opportunities and test new ideas.

  • An excellent understanding and working knowledge of F1 test and simulation facilities.

  • Technical understanding of the wind tunnel models and associated instrumentation

  • A strong financial awareness with a working knowledge of company financial and procurement processes and an understanding of cost cap constraints

  • Have excellent customer facing skills

  • High levels of drive, be assertive and able to make decisions within a pressurised environment.

Advantageous (but not essential) Experience
Microsoft Project, SAP Procurement and Reporting, WT1 experience, model build experience, subcontractor management, chairing project and progress meetings

What do we offer:

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack.

We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. We welcome applications from all and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals.

Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.

We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance and 25 days holiday. We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment, employee well-being programme and offer flexible working opportunities.