Senior Structural Engineer
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.
An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Structural Engineer to join our expanding Structural Engineering team and make a key contribution to the design and development of our F1 car.
Interacting closely with members of Design, Aerodynamics, Vehicle Dynamics and the Race Team you will be responsible for ensuring our structures meet their strength and stiffness targets, balancing performance with safety and reliability.
This challenging but rewarding role will suit a hard-working and adaptable experienced engineer with excellent attention to detail, and a willingness to demonstrate initiative and work independently under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
The position responsibilities:
Perform structural analysis of metallic and composite F1 car components using both Finite Element Analysis and hand calculation methods
Optimise existing designs and develop innovative new structural concepts, identifying opportunities for mass reduction and the realisation of other car performance parameters
Contribute to design reviews, assessing structural viability of proposed new designs
Define and observe structural proof tests carried out in the Prototype and Test department, analysing results and using them to improve model correlation
Write reports to summarise the analysis that has been used to demonstrate structures are fit for purpose
Develop new analysis tools and improve efficiency of existing calculation methods to promote a culture of continuous development
Mentoring and training of other team members
Structural analysis using Siemens NX and NX Nastran or similar FEA software
Structural optimisation using Genesis or similar software
In depth knowledge of calculation methods based on first principles
Detailed knowledge of fatigue analysis methods
Thorough understanding of structural behaviour of engineering materials
Scripting and model automation skills would be beneficial, as would experience of data analysis using MATLAB
Degree qualified in Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace, Marine or other related engineering discipline, supported by significant experience gained working at an appropriate level
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 which 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.
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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