A fantastic opportunity has become available in our Mechanical Design Group for a Mechanical Design Engineer working within one of our suspension design groups.

Reporting to one of our Lead Mechanical Design Engineers, the successful candidate will work on a variety of suspension projects ranging from metalwork to composites. Using an analytical approach alongside a high attention to detail to engineering design, they will work on mechanical projects from design through testing and implementation onto the race car.

Key responsibilities/Duties

  • Working on the design and development of mechanical and hydraulic suspension assemblies to the highest standards.
  • Generating 3D models, Assemblies and 2D drawings.
  • Specifying and following the R&D testing programmes for safety and performance critical systems
  • Reliability management of assigned systems throughout component life cycle and in support of the team’s reliability function.
  • Close collaboration with other engineering departments and external suppliers to ensure fully integrated system designs, achieving optimal car performance.
  • Use of Catia FEA to support your own designs

Candidate knowledge

  • Mechanical, automotive or aeronautical engineering degree (2:1 minimum grade) or similar qualification.
  • Experience in F1, another top level motorsport category or an equivalent high level engineering industry would be beneficial.
  • Experience of Catia V5/3DX mechanical design package.
  • Use of finite element analysis tools (ideally with Catia V5/3DX package) and hand calculation methodologies to produce reliable and optimised designs.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills to ensure cross departmental integration.
  • High attention to detail and the ability to work under limited supervision to tight deadlines.