Purpose of the Role:
Planning, executing and reporting vehicle dynamics testing using the Driver In the Loop (DIL) Simulator
To exploit car performance through optimisation of setup and developing new concepts
To support Trackside and Design functions with relevant and rigorous insight from offline simulation together with track and simulator test data analysis
To support events as part of the Mission Control team monitoring vehicle performance in real time
This role sits within Vehicle Performance, within the Performance Analysis Team, which is principally concerned with DIL and Offline simulation testing and analysis
The role reports directly to the Performance Analysis Team Leader with Vehicle Performance
Identifying opportunities to improve car performance through:
Correlation of modelled vehicle behaviour with on track behaviour in the areas of Aerodynamics, Tyres and Suspension.
Translating driver feedback into actionable objectives for car development
Planning and running test programmes with Race and Test drivers
Producing quality analysis in challenging timeframes
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Master’s degree or higher within an engineering discipline
Strong analytical skills underpinned by a data driven approach
Proven experience in a Vehicle Dynamics role in high-level Motorsport
A strong motivation to drive performance and to develop as an engineer in the field of vehicle dynamics or race engineering.
An ability to work effectively and calmly under pressure.
Previous exposure to track/race/simulator environment.
First class written and oral communication skills.
High attention to detail and an ability to take an unbiased approach to all tasks.
A team player with a positive outlook and a ‘can do’ attitude
These are our core values. They support our vision ‘to deliver the most exciting and inspiring performance in racing and are the things that we believe are most important in the way we live and work within the McLaren Racing family. They should directly inform how we think, how we behave, and how we perform at every level of our team.
All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.
This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature, commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.