Williams Racing

Design Engineer - Composites

Undisclosed salaryCompositesFull timePermanent
Wantage, GB

About the position


The company:

Williams’ core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977 and is now moving into an exciting era under new ownership defined by relentless innovation and living sustainable performance in every dimension.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and motivated Composite Design Engineer to work with colleagues and the related engineering functions within Vehicle Design to support in the delivery of the most advanced, performant and reliable designs to agreed timeframes; optimising mass, stiffness and design for manufacture.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take ownership and responsibility for specific car components or assemblies that can deliver performance to the car. To be successful in this role you will have a good understanding of the delivery of engineering designs and drawings of composite components, laminates and assemblies in accordance to defined standards and procedures.

As a Composite Design Engineer, you will:

  • Work collaboratively with Principal / Senior Engineers and Program Managers to define deliverables and project scope to ensure all requirements are met.
  • Proactively address faults, manufacturing queries / feedback, NCR’s and other related departmental tasks.
  • Take ownership of key aspects of the Vehicle Design Vison, Goals and Strategy to create a best in industry high performance design team.
  • Contribute to Research and Development projects within the department.
  • Be the Technical authority if requested for their project when the Principal / Senior Engineers are not present.
  • Deputise for Senior Engineers; if requested and reporting back to peers and project groups (Faults, Design Reviews etc.)
  • Track record and demonstration of advanced and reliable design solutions with supporting calculations and unambiguous engineering drawings.

Our ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Is self-motivated, innovative and capable of working generally unsupervised to challenging deadliness.
  • Can communicate effectively with other engineers both written and verbal and support the wider organisation - Manufacturing, Quality, Prototype and Test, Trackside etc.
  • Is degree level qualified in Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace, Marine or other related engineering discipline.
  • Has a minimum 2 years relevant experience in a similar role, ideally within the motorsport industry.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving, along with good attention to detail.
  • Good CAD skills, ideally with experience of NX, however training will be provided for conversion from other CAD systems.
  • Has a passion for engineering, innovation and detailed design work.

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in multi acre complex located in Grove, Oxfordshire. The Williams Group offers a competitive holiday package, staff events/open days, a subsidised restaurant on site and various car schemes. We have an on-site gym (open 24 hours a day) as well as various fitness classes including outdoors bootcamps, pilates and yoga free for all staff and contractors to use. Aside from these benefits we can offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a based just 30 mins from Oxford City Centre by bus.

Williams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments


Williams Racing


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Posted a month ago



Wantage, GB