Principal Design Engineer (Composite)
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, experienced Principal Design Engineer to join our F1 Composite Design group. Collaborating with the Head of Composite Design, you will be responsible for undertaking and guiding a range of designs from initial concepts through to prototype production working in collaboration with other departments. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent organisational skills working with relevant company departments to achieve successful designs, often working to tight deadlines.
Key operational Duties:
Layout of design schemes which respect structural requirements, packaging, aerodynamics & composite manufacturing techniques
Calculation work and production of system documentation
Conduct design reviews independently or with Group Principal Engineer / Head of Department.
Demonstrate significant experience to be drawn on by others, be a point of contact for support and mentorship.
End-to-end ownership for projects incorporating manufacture, build, testing and racing, including fault analysis and resolution.
Support checking responsibility for detailed drawings, including design review against specification and previous designs.
Driving continuous improvement and promote autonomous creativity.
Some international travel may be required.
The candidate will have an in depth understanding of composites materials engineering and science together with detailed knowledge of relevant composites manufacturing technologies. It is expected that the candidate would have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification supported by design experience in motorsport, aerospace or a related field. An understanding of composites stress analysis will be required for preliminary sizing. Strong CAD skills are necessary, ideally with experience of NX, however training will be provided for conversion from other CAD systems.
Applicants should bring a creative, proactive approach to problem-solving, along with good attention to detail. A friendly, collaborative outlook, with good communication and organization skills will help the successful candidate integrate well into our design team.
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.
The Williams Group is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.
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