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Composite Design and Tooling Engineer

United Kingdom, Surrey, WokingF1 - Technical

Job description

Purpose of the Role:

You will be responsible for detail design of assembly tooling, machine tool setting and test rig assemblies for monocoque and bodywork composite structures across the car.

Completion of composite mould tool design and handling equipment detailing for the monocoque, and other large structures will also be part of the role.

You will follow the design from concept, through development to build, homologation and support the whole race season.

The role will require collaboration across many departments in the team and draw experience from end users in composites laminating shops, assembly areas and the R&D facility, as well as group members across the design office and leadership team.

Good communication skills, self-organisation and attention to detail are needed to deliver the required projects to plan.


Role Dimensions:

Role reports to the Head of Chassis and Tooling Design.

The role is office based at MTC and MRC with periods of WFH as agreed with your manager in line with company policy and with occasional travel as required

Contracted hours plus additional flexibility in working hours outside core hours which may include periods of time in evenings or at weekend to cover requirements of the business in order to complete tasks to critical deadlines and also to cover occasional design support for events.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Conceptual and detail design of composite car assembly tooling.
  • Conceptual and detail design of test rig and machine fixtures
  • Conceptual and detail design of monocoque tooling
  • Be able to take a project brief and work accurately and at pace in line with requirements of modern F1 racing design department, communicating with all key stake holders and taking responsibility for the design work required for successful outcome of the project
  • Reliability and fault investigation and the designing of any required fixes.
  • When required, to assist in design work related to components in other areas of the car.
  • Carry out tasks following latest processes and procedures with guidance from department best working practice
  • Leading a project or small team in this area of the car
  • Support and supervise junior members of the team on a project when required

Job requirements


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • You’ll be an experienced professional with substantial knowledge of composite race car parts in their environment, knowledge of manufacturing techniques used and proven experience of design work in this area
  • A broad design skill set able to be applied across any other area of the car when required to assist with high priority projects.
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, HNC or similar would be an advantage but not essential
  • Excellent knowledge of composite and metallic materials and manufacturing techniques.
  • High Level of Proficiency in CATIA 3DExp
  • Microsoft Office skills – word / excel.
  • Experience in F1 or similar design environment.


Personal Attributes:

  • High level of self-motivation and drive to meet critical deadlines required for project delivery.
  • High initiative level.
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure
  • Good communication skills to ensure effective communication of information both within the design team and cross functional teams.
  • Ability to work respectfully with co-workers and all stakeholders involved in delivering projects, working as one team
  • Attention to detail to ensure all design work is thoroughly thought through and accurate before release


  • You’ll be an experienced professional with substantial knowledge of composite race car parts in their environment, knowledge of manufacturing techniques used and proven experience of design work in this area
  • A broad design skill set able to be applied across any other area of the car when required to assist with high priority projects.
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, HNC or similar would be an advantage but not essential
  • Excellent knowledge of composite and metallic materials and manufacturing techniques.
  • High Level of Proficiency in CATIA 3DExp
  • Microsoft Office skills – word / excel.
  • Experience in F1 or similar design environment.


Personal Attributes:

  • High level of self-motivation and drive to meet critical deadlines required for project delivery.
  • High initiative level.
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure
  • Good communication skills to ensure effective communication of information both within the design team and cross functional teams.
  • Ability to work respectfully with co-workers and all stakeholders involved in delivering projects, working as one team
  • Attention to detail to ensure all design work is thoroughly thought through and accurate before release

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