CFD OpenFoam Developer

The company:

Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning Grands Prix for more than three decades. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level motorsport since the 1960s.

The Role:

Our CFD methodology and tools are integral to the aerodynamic development of the car and we strive to make continuous improvements in our CFD capability.  We are therefore excited to be able to offer an opportunity for an OpenFOAM developer to join the CFD team.  The role will focus on the development of our OpenFOAM methodologies and workflow which should appeal to those with practical OpenFOAM experience.

Key/Required Credentials:

Applicants are required to have the following skills and experience:

A Master’s or PhD degree in engineering or physical science discipline
2 years industrial experience in OpenFOAM development and/or in object-oriented C++ software development in a CFD environment
Expertise in implementing and testing CFD models within short time scales
Experience in collaborative software development including source control, collaborative design and code reviews

Ideal/Preferred Credentials:

Applicants are preferred to have the following skills and experience:

Excellent team player and able to work effectively with other groups
Proven ability to work at a fast pace and to react rapidly to new information
F1 experience would be advantageous but not essential
Experience in Python, C++, and Unix shell scripting would be advantageous

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in Grove, Oxfordshire. We offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a short 5 minutes’ from Wantage, our closest town centre. We have an on-site gym that is free to use for all staff and contractors. We also have a subsidised restaurant on site. Please scroll down the page to review our benefits suite below.

Application closing date:

All applications must be received by 25th June 2021

The Williams Group is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.

Strictly no agencies.

Williams Benefits

26 Days Holiday

Increases with service and also options to buy and sell

Williams Mercedes Car Scheme

4 x Car Schemes

Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan car schemes available

Williams Bonus scheme

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Williams Childcare Vouchers

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits


Williams Cybex Gym

Health and Fitness

Free on-site gym with Health and Fitness classes and Osteo treatment

Williams Medical Insurance

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Save money on health and medical benefits

Williams Pension Life Assurance Income Protection


Life Assurance, Long term disability insurance

Williams Subsidised Canteen

Staff Events

Staff Events, Open Day to friends and family, Christmas Party for both employees and their children

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website