Not everyone is a whiz when it comes to scouring the internet for the best jobs in motorsport and not everyone has the time. That’s why we’ve decided to do it for you! Following on from our 5 Hot Motorsport Internships post earlier in the year and the launch of our new industry zone, we’ve decided to make the motorsport job round-up a regular feature on our blog. This month we focus on jobs which require a little more experience. Jobs which are more suited to those who are already studying towards a motorsport degree or those who already have a couple of years’ experience working with a team or manufacturer.
The Employer: Hyundai Motorsport
The Job: Too many to choose from!
The Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Hyundai Motorsport is relative newcomer to the industry yet their WRC and WTCC teams have gone from strength to strength over the last two decades, with rallying legend Sébastien Loeb joining the WRC team for 6 races in 2019. If you are looking for a job in motorsport where you can develop and hone your craft, you could do worse than joining this passionate, innovative team as they seek motorsport glory in WRC, WTCR and TCR.
You’ll be working in their ground-breaking development facility near Frankfurt, Germany. Here at the NMA, we have several students who work with this great manufacturer and sing their praises in terms of career development and working environment.
Here are just a few of the jobs Hyundai Motorsport have available:
The Employer: McLaren
The Job: Aerodynamics Designer
The Location: Working, UK
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the McLaren F1 team in their aerodynamics department in Woking. As an Aerodynamics Designer you’ll be designing aerodynamic surfaces and using the state-of-the-art wind tunnel to create high quality surface models which are compliant and legal according to FIA rules. You get a choice of specialism – surfacing or model design or can work between the two. You’ll essentially need to be an F1 nut who has a very high level of understanding of technical regulations and F1 vehicle systems to develop innovative surfaces which will help one of the oldest teams to return to their dominant form of the late 80’s, early 90’s.
Jobs in motorsport don’t come much better than working for McLaren! They offer one of the best working environments in the industry, with a purpose built eco base which has been designed to inspire engineering greatness! Their award-winning McLaren Technology Centre also houses the McLaren Production Centre, with all employees having access to on onsite restaurant, gym and site grounds. CPD is at the core of McLaren’s ethos and there is always the opportunity to upskill and develop your potential with mentoring, coaching and additional training programmes.
You can view the full job description or apply now here.
The Employer: Ginetta
The Job: Design & Development Engineer
The Location: Leeds, UK
Founded in 1958, Ginetta are a British treasure. Based in Leeds, they were acquired by LNT Automotive which was founded by racing driver, engineer and businessman Lawrence Tomlinson. The Ginetta G40 and G55 are a common sight in many different global racing series and current projects involve the new LMP1 Le Mans Prototype Ginetta G60-LT-P1 currently taking part in the WEC with Team LNT and the ridiculously sexy Ginetta Akula – a 600bhp, 200mph, 700Nm torque supercar which was unveiled at the Geneva Motorshow earlier in the year.
Under Lawrence Tomlinson, Ginetta are rapidly expanding and offer some fantastic employee benefits, in addition to working with this passionate and innovative British motorsport institution.
Ginetta are currently looking for a Design and Development Engineer. Find out more about this and other jobs with Ginetta here.
The Employer: Chip Ganassi Racing (NASCAR)
The Job: Simulation Engineer
The Location: North Carolina, United States
Working in motorsport opens up doors for world travel, including the ability to take your engineering experience and expertise into other racing series abroad. Chip Ganassi Racing are one of the most established motorsport outfits in the US. They operate 9 teams across 5 series including NASCAR, INDYCAR and WEC.
This job will see you working within one of the NASCAR teams where you’ll be responsible for developing, testing and maintaining software which supports the in-house vehicle simulation program. The role is a good blend of hands-on engineering and software engineering so if you have a Computer Science degree you’ll be expected to have a good understanding of motorsport engineering principles and vice-versa.
Key skills are listed as a high level of proficiency of the following:
- .NET, C#, WPF
- Unit Testing
- Source Control, TFS, GIT
The following skills are desirable:
The Employer: Mercedes-AMG HPP
The Job: Product Engineer
The Location: Brixworth, UK
Looking for a job in motorsport with great career potential? Look no further than this Product Engineer position with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains. Working with the championship winning team, on the Formula E development, you’ll be working on the power unit using simulation and CAD software (CATIA) to develop and test key components.
This position is for a 2:1 Mechanical Engineering or Motorsport Engineering graduate who has demonstrable knowledge of hybrid and electric vehicle systems.
To read the full job spec and apply, visit the Mercedes-AMG HPP careers site here.
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