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Composite Design Engineer
Technical Group
Ref: REQ-220692
Technical Group

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.

A fantastic opportunity has become available in our Composite Design Working Group for a talented and innovative Composite Design Engineer. Reporting to a Lead Composite Design Engineer, the successful candidate will work on a variety of carbon composite car parts for our F1 racing car. 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 a strong understanding of composites design and their applications with a solid first principles understanding

The role:

As our Composite Design Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with Aerodynamicists, Structural Engineers, and other engineering departments you will produce optimised designs to achieve the highest levels of performance and reliability.

  • Understand and drive cost effective design solutions.

  • Close collaboration with internal and external manufacturing departments to ensure fully integrated designs achieving optimal car performance.

  • Generating 3D models, Assemblies and 2D drawings including the definition and documentation of manufacturing information (including ply book & CPD data generation).

  • Specification of composite NDT procedures and results analysis, ensuring reliability of parts assemblies throughout part life cycle.

  • Support in the definition of performance and reliability test & development programs for relevant designs & projects.

  • Management of assigned designs and systems throughout component life cycle and in support of the team’s reliability function

What we are looking for:

  • Composite, mechanical, automotive or aeronautical degree (2:1 minimum grade) or similar qualification.

  • Strong Composite design experience with good understanding of materials and manufacturing techniques.

  • Experience in Composite design in F1 or another top-level motorsport category is an advantage.

  • Experience of Catia V5/3DX composite and surfacing design package would be beneficial.

  • Use of finite element analysis tools (ideally with Catia V5/3DX package) and hand calculation methodologies to produce reliable and optimised designs is a significant benefit.

  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills to ensure cross departmental integration.

  • High attention to detail and the ability to work under limited supervision to tight deadline

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 and employee well-being programmes.

Ref: REQ-220692