Senior CFD Methodology Engineer

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 is integral to good correlation and the development of the racing car. We are therefore growing our CFD methods group to enhance our CFD tools and ensure that every CFD simulation is as effective as possible in understanding and adding to the car’s performance.

Key Operational Duties:

Work with the senior CFD engineers and aerodynamicists to understand correlation aspects and develop methodologies and processes to improve this
Contribute to the continuous development of methodologies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our CFD tools and workflow
To improve and develop our DES and advanced capabilities
Support and optimise existing CFD tools including monitoring and resolving issues.
Ensure that CFD simulations and analysis carried out within the department are aligned with the capability of the tools
As a senior role, you will be expected to provide guidance to other engineers and take a lead in key aspects of the group’s work

Ideal Credentials:

At least a 2:1 pass in an Aeronautical or related engineering field
At least 4 years aerodynamic and CFD experience in a high-level aerodynamic or motorsport environment, preferably within Formula 1
Demonstratable expertise in the application of CFD knowledge to drive effective engineering solutions
Excellent team player with the ability to work effectively in focused teams and with other groups
Proven ability to work at a fast pace and to react rapidly to new information
Experience in Python, Java, C++, and Unix shell scripting would be beneficial
Experience using StarCCM+, OpenFOAM, ANSA and NX are highly desirable

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

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