Williams Racing

Wind Tunnel Methodology Engineer

Undisclosed salaryWind TunnelFull 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.

Role Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Wind Tunnel Methodology Engineer to join our dynamic Aero Test Facilities team. The successful candidate will work in the methodology group who are responsible for implementing Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) experiments and corresponding data analysis tools in our wind tunnel facilities. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to our aerodynamic research and development projects in our state-of-the-art facilities and play a part in the continuous improvement of our testing methodologies to ensure the highest quality experiments and enhance our on track performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain PIV data acquisition systems, including hardware and software components.
  • Analyse PIV data to ensure the highest-quality results.
  • Collaborate with Aerodynamicists to tailor the PIV system to ensure maximum insight and knowledge is extracted and utilised.
  • Troubleshoot and optimize PIV setups to ensure accurate and reliable measurements.
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in PIV technology and methodologies.
  • Develop future solutions and improvements.
  • Contribute towards wind tunnel testing methodologies to ensure high-quality data acquisition.

Core Skills and Experience:

Core skills that would be required for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an Engineering or Science related field.
  • Master’s degree or PhD in a PIV-related subject would be beneficial.
  • Proven experience with Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) systems and techniques.
  • Strong understanding of fluid dynamics and aerodynamic principles.
  • Proficiency in Python or similar scripting language is beneficial.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative and respond quickly and effectively to problems, while working under pressure.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.
  • Appreciation of confidentiality within an F1 environment.

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


Free car parkingHealthcarePaid holidaysPaid sick leave


English(Professional working proficiency)


Posted a month ago



Wantage, GB