Williams Racing

Methods Engineer

Undisclosed salaryOtherFull 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 currently recruiting for a Methods Engineer to join our team here at Williams Racing. This is an exciting role, and you will act as a bridge between Design and Manufacturing to ensure that overall, the best end to end business process outcomes are achieved. You will also be responsible for developing and supporting existing and emerging manufacturing / production processes, methodologies, reacting to, program plans, available resources, quality requirements and budgets.

As a Methods Engineer, your key responsibilities will be:

  • Routing definition for Work Orders / Process Flow for all parts produced in a Formula One Car.
  • To embed and support a culture of Designing for Manufacture (DFM) into the engineering design process, allowing Engineering/Design to understand the effect of design choices and the impact on manufacturing, efficiency, and performance.
  • To embed and support routing flow for efficiency, cost, and quality improvements. Being the link between Engineering and Production to ensure part flow is effective. Be the go-to person in Operations.
  • Maintain standard time in routings to allow successful scheduling in Operations.
  • Participate in MPI (Manufacture Process Improvement) and NCR (Non-Conformance Report) closure and preventative actions, driving improvement in upfront quality planning.
  • Own the manufacturing processes, ensuring they are clearly defined and communicated.
  • Benchmark processes and performance against “best in class”.
  • Understand future technology trends and work with leadership to develop the overall Future Factory plan.
  • Engage with engineers, technicians, and suppliers to refine specification of future technology and support the development of the equipment and business capability.
  • Providing the template and process for clear manufacturing instructions to suppliers.
  • Supporting suppliers in interpreting and conforming to Williams Specification.
  • Working with Quality team (manufacturing and design) to ensure manufacturing compliance with company quality procedures and developing these as required.

We are looking for a Methods Engineer with the following experience and skills:

  • Ideally degree qualified (MEng in Manufacturing/Production Engineering preferred) or deep technical background and experience of production in metallic and composite production environments.
  • Experience with motorsport, automotive or aerospace/defence type components and projects would be beneficial.
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to work to tight deadlines and short lead times in a small volume manufacturing environment making complex high quality and value components would be a significant advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of Composites and Metallic components and assemblies with the methods in which they are manufactured and processed.
  • Self-motivated and be able to work to deadlines with minimal supervision and instruction.
  • Excellent Communication skills and ability to work cross-functionally.

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