Getting a Motorsport Job
Finding a motorsport job can be tricky if you’re not already a qualified engineer. We’ve covered this topic in numerous blogs in the past. This week, we caught up with Russell from motorsport jobs expert RaceStaff and asked him for his top 3 mid-level motorsport jobs currently being advertised.
From wiring looms in Formula E to combining classic cars with modern technology, if you’ve got the skills these 3 top companies would love to hear from you!
WILLIAMS: Electrical Loom Technician
Want to join Williams in their innovative Formula E team? They are looking for an Electrical Loom Technician to work out of their Oxfordshire Head Office.
You’ll be exceptional at fault finding and be able to assemble and disassemble race/test cars and their components, ensuring they are built to the agreed standards and that any discrepancies are highlighted and understood.
“To be successful in the role you will be a strong team player and have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, as well as have a flexible attitude towards working hours, a ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to solve problems. Experience of harness build is required and motorsport experience is preferred but not essential.”
PRODRIVE: Data Analysis and Support Engineer
Motorsport engineering heroes Prodrive are looking for a Data Analysis and Support Engineer. They’re currently seeing increased demand for their services within GT3 and GT4 so it’s pretty likely this is where you’ll be focussing your time. You’ll need the following to apply:
- Good understanding of Race Car Systems and electronics.
- Experience in extracting relevant accurate results from data.
- Knowledge of automotive communication protocols, particularly CAN.
- Experience in programming analysis software in one or more of C, C++, C#, VB, MATLAB and Python
- Knowledge of PC hardware and networking to support on-car data acquisition systems.
Electrical Components Engineer - Charge Automotive
Charge Automotive are one of the most innovative automotive engineering companies in the UK. They specialise in combining classic vehicle models with modern electric technology.
They are looking for an Electrical Components Engineer to work with them in their West London Head Office. You’ll:
- Effectively project manage the delivery of work for each component
- Identify, evaluate and manage supplier relationships
- Manage quality pre-production and optimisation tasks including fault resolution, mechanical and software improvements
- Attend regula progress reviews and report on progress,risks and issues
- Effectively contribute to review meetings, presentations, following up and closing issues
- Support the design of mechanisms and special purpose hinge mechanisms
- Recommend cost-effective feasible solutions to meet the demands of customer specific milestones
- Create DFMEA’s and tolerance criteria for manufacturing implementation
- Create project timing plans and gathering prototype costing
- Utilise the latest developments in manufacturing processes and assembly techniques to reduce costs and drive efficiency
- Utilise knowledge of thermal issues and IP ratings
- Proficient in Microsoft office, Excel, Project and PowerPoint for project management
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Still Hunting for the Perfect Motorsport Job?
Twice a year the NMA join the MIA in hosting some of the top recruiters and businesses in the motorsport industry. If you’re still looking for the perfect motorsport job then this is a must-attend event!
Tickets are free and there’s a whole host of famous names already signed up to showcase their internship programmes and current job openings. In the past, Williams, Haas F1, McLaren and Prodrive have all been in attendance. Sign up for your free ticket here.