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.
We are currently seeking an ambitious Controls Engineer within Prototype and Test, the in-house research and development test facility for Williams Group companies. More specifically in the Test Laboratory area. This part of the department provides all forms of factory-based component and vehicle testing support for both our racing activities and external projects for Williams Advanced Engineering.
Reporting to the Test Cell Manager / Head of Prototype and Test you will primarily be responsible for all rig control software within the research & development and Hydraulics test areas. This will include the care of our battery simulators, Dynos and assisting with electronic specifications of new test rigs. You will work closely with the Electronics engineer to provide all round electronics support for existing and future projects.
You may also be called upon to support testing activities in the test lab area of the department and at external test facilities collaborating with other Williams control engineers.
The ideal candidates will be educated to HNC/HND or Degree level and have experience in following areas:
Building and programming all aspects of National Instruments/Labview
Building and programming dSpace and SpeedGoat control systems
Matlab/Simulink installations and Atlas data acquisitions
Designing and building bespoke electronics equipment
Designing and coding bespoke monitoring software and tools
Working with high voltage ERS components (batteries, motor-generators, inverters)
System troubleshooting (looms, electronics, rig failures, control software)
Specifying and working with electric motors/dyno absorbers (asynchronous, PMMs etc)
Test rig CAN, Ethernet communications and familiarity with the TAG F1 ECU
You will be proactive and able to work unsupervised using your own initiative to meet project deadlines and bring improvements to the test facility. You will also be willing to learn new skills to cover the complete range of tasks that the role will entail.
Experience in a Formula 1 or vehicle test environment is desirable but not essential.
What can Williams offer?
The Williams Group are 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. Please scroll down the page to view our full range of benefits.
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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 www.williamsf1.com/careers.
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