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Simulation Development Engineer

  • Woking, England, United Kingdom
McLaren Advanced Projects

Job description

At McLaren Racing, we believe only by chasing performance in everything we do can we give ourselves the best chance of success. Performance on track and in the factory. Performance for our people, our business and our partners. It’s about more than winning. It’s about hitting the highest standards, and then raising the bar again.

McLaren Advanced Projects

McLaren Advanced Projects (MAP) is a multidisciplinary engineering unit that works on many of the most ambitious technical challenges at McLaren Racing. The newly created function is designed to innovate and unlock performance across various racing series operating worldwide.

But racing is just the start. McLaren Advanced Projects also collaborates with McLaren Automotive on hypercars and supercars, and undertakes projects on a wide range of scientific and engineering projects for our partners.

Within McLaren Advanced Projects, we assemble integrated teams to work across the full development process from concept to release, drawing on 60 years of continuous development in F1 and beyond. Team members bring a wide range of skills to bear on our projects, from aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics to lightweight structures and composites, data science and advanced simulations.

Purpose of the Role

To develop cutting edge simulation tools at the forefront of vehicle dynamics simulation in close collaboration with our software and data science engineers. These simulation tools will enable us to accelerate the development and overall performance of our various motorsport programmes in Racing as well as high-end road cars. Furthermore, you will take part in research projects with external partners in various disciplines of engineering.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Innovation in the area of Vehicle Dynamics simulation, proposing and developing new ideas to enable us to maximise the information extracted from our vehicle models.
  • Timely delivery and support of high quality simulation and software tools.
  • Smooth running of simulation tools from a user perspective
  • Adherence to coding standards throughout our code-base, setting an example to other members of the team and providing guidance in best practice.

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Educated to Masters and ideally PhD level in an Engineering or Applied Mathematical field.
  • Experience in using numerical methods, modelling and simulation techniques, ideally within the field of Vehicle Dynamics.
  • Excellent technical ability with strong mathematical skills and knowledge of dynamical systems analysis and control.
  • Proven ability to innovate.
  • Experience of Vehicle Dynamics modelling and simulation techniques within F1.
  • Expertise in the use of MATLAB, Simulink and C++
  • Basic knowledge of aerodynamic theory and the development processes employed within F1.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and analytical approach, with attention to detail.
  • Open mindedness to ensure high flexibility and the capacity to manage rapid and profound changes of scopes, development directions and processes.
  • Aptitude to learn from others and share knowledge with others.
  • Has a clear understanding of the challenges, role and operation of motorsport departments.
  • Recognises the place of the new division in the wider context of the team and how this group contributes to the success of McLaren Racing.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and occasional travel.

What can McLaren offer?

We constantly strive to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our ambition is to be the most pioneering and exhilarating racing team in the world, and our collective task is to set the standards for high performance in sport. We show up every day with energy and enthusiasm, ready to play our part.

We encourage and support diversity, equity and inclusion. We will actively promote a culture that values difference and eliminates discrimination in our workplace.

McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) near Woking. Our state of the art, sustainable campus offers many facilities including a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park and common land. The MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 30 minute train ride.

Hybrid working patterns give you options to balance your home life and outside interests with your work. We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.