Design Office Manager

Location: Woking, GB

Location: Woking 

Job Type: Permanent  

Contract Duration: Permanent

Purpose of the Role:

To develop and maintain high engineering standards and excellence in the design process to support the delivery of the best engineering design solutions for our F1 race car.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Developing Engineering process and standards required for best practice in the F1 environment to support the design and rapid development of the most competitive car
  • Engineering drawing and CAD model sign off – to check adherence to engineering standards and that we are producing innovative and reliable designs, cognisant of manufacturing methods
  • Oversight of the development and implementation of improvements in design methodology, manufacturing and tooling methods
  • Documentation and communication of new standards and methods
  • Development and coaching of new and existing engineers to achieve best practice in design

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Highly experienced F1 engineer with a well rounded knowledge of the car, its operating environment and its systems
  • Understanding of race car design and systems and their impact on reliability and safety in operation
  • Good cross car knowledge and sound appreciation of trackside requirements
  • Good recognition in the role that design plays within the wider picture of car development
  • Proficient use of CAD design tools and database (previous use of Catia V5 / 3DExp an advantage)
  • Familiar with PC and software tools used in the design environment
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Personal Attributes:

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated with high levels of initiative and good team player
  • Pro-active approach to deal with new challenges and problem solving
  • Well developed communicating, influencing and presentation skills
  • Very high standards and attention to detail
  • Able to motivate the engineering team to ensure a high standard of design is achieved
  • High level of personal resilience in order to deal with tight deadlines, rapidly changing priorities and a high tempo environment
  • Approachable with balanced judgement and high level of personal integrity