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Senior Structural Analysis Engineer

Employer
The Mercedes AMG-PETRONAS Formula One Team
Location
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Salary
Competitive and attractive package of benefits
Closing date
27 Mar 2023
Reference
Ref REQ-220308

Job Details

Job Description

Senior Structural Analysis Engineer

Brackley

At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rising star George Russell.

The Team has set a new benchmark for Formula One success during the sport’s current Hybrid era, winning consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and the Constructors’ Championship in 2021.

An exciting position has become available for a highly skilled, creative and self-motivated engineer to join the Structural Analysis team and be part of the historic Silver Arrows.

In becoming the successful candidate, you will be intrinsically involved in the design and development of a large variety of composite projects. You must be comfortable challenging yourself and others with respect and passion to drive our projects forward whilst striving to achieve the best possible results. You will exhibit an in-depth understanding of composites materials and their application within high performance structures, with an aptitude for balancing calculated risk with potential reward. Whilst the environment in which you will work will be pressured and will demand a high level of attention to detail, you will be supported by your team to give you opportunity to be creative and develop to achieve the very best.

The role:

As our Senior Structural Analysis Engineer your responsibilities will include:

  • The structural analysis of highly complex car and test rig components and assemblies to the highest standards making use of both finite element and hand calculations.

  • Close collaboration and teamwork with other engineering departments to exceed car performance and reliability goals and objectives.

  • Manage the structural specification and testing requirements for all parts and assemblies.

  • Maintaining accurate documentation through the design process in the form of reports including FE results and supporting calculations.

  • Supporting the components and assemblies assigned to you though the various stages of life, from inception and design through lab testing and in-service life.

  • Continuous improvement of simulation, analysis methodologies and processes for the group.

  What we are looking for:

  • An engineering degree (2:1 minimum grade) or similar qualification with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a high-performance engineering industry.

  • A thorough understanding of finite element and hand calculation methods is essential and contact analysis would be advantageous.

  • Good experience in the application of leading FEA package(s); Hyperworks, Abaqus, Laminate tools etc.

  • A core knowledge in composite material behaviours and how to model or otherwise identify and evaluate them.

  • The essential excellent communicative and collaborative skills needed to thrive in our exceptional environment.

  • An ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and confidently with all members of the organisation.

  • Experience of 3Dx design is of benefit as well as proficiency in Excel.

  • Ambition and a clear desire to advance your personal development.

What the Role will offer

  • Working in an exciting fast-paced environment you will have the opportunity to learn, develop, and contribute to the success of the Team.

  • Supported by a Team with a great range of experience and depth of knowledge, you will turn bright ideas into the next performance advantage.

  • Opportunity to witness your ideas & designs progress through our industry leading Manufacturing and Testing facilities.

What do we offer:

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack.

We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. We welcome applications from all and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals.

Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.

We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance and 25 days holiday. We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment, employee well-being programme and offer flexible working opportunities. 

In return for your work and commitment, we offer a competitive package including bonus, life assurance, private medical cover, car lease scheme, 25 days holidays, subsidised restaurant and on-site gym facilities.

Company

At the Mercedes AMG-PETRONAS Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rising star George Russell.

The Team has set a new benchmark for Formula One success during the sport’s current Hybrid era, winning consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and the Constructors’ Championship in 2021.

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