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The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team have joined forces with INEOS Britannia to participate in this year’s 37th America's Cup and compete in future events beyond. This project brings together two highly complementary spheres of high-performance, high-technology engineering and sporting challenge. Since August 2019, team members from our Applied Science division have been dedicated to projects with INEOS Britannia, helping to deliver and accelerate performance for what's often referred to as 'Formula One on water'.

The Graduate Control Systems Engineer role will have responsibility for the design and implementation of control systems destined for the race yacht and test rigs, from high level flight control laws to low level control loops for electro-hydraulics. Working with a dedicated team of control systems engineers and within the Performance group, the successful candidate will need to assist the team in meeting project requirements and help deliver a highly capable and robust set of control systems.

About the role

The Graduate Control Systems Engineer role will have responsibility for the design and implementation of control systems destined for the race yacht and test rigs, from high level flight control laws to low level control loops for electro-hydraulics. Working with a dedicated team of control systems engineers and within the Performance group, the successful candidate will need to assist the team in meeting project requirements and help deliver a highly capable and robust set of control systems.

As our Graduate Control Systems Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing control systems designs in conjunction with other engineering groups to ensure yacht control is performed within the bounds of competition regulations & to achieve the desired yacht performance.
  • Applying the best possible development techniques, ensure robust systems are deployed to all facilities (rigs, simulator, yacht) to enable highly efficient use of those facilities.
  • To participate in design meetings across controls groups & advise on the practical considerations of control systems requirements within.

To be successful you will have

  • A strong academic background either with or working towards an appropriate technical Engineering Degree. (e.g. Control Systems**,** Mechanical or Electronic engineering, Cybernetics, Robotics) or other relevant STEM subject (e.g. Mathematics, Physics)
  • Comfortable taking part or advising on aspects of the control system development focussing on implementation, test development, debugging & support.
  • Equipped with classical and/or modern control theory skills.
  • Able to apply core engineering principles to multi-domain challenges (e.g., across electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic/pneumatic control systems).
  • Works effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines.

And any of the following desirable skills

  • Awareness of sailing yachts, especially hydro-foiling racing yachts.
  • Experience in any of the following fields is beneficial: HIL, mathematical modelling, sensor fusion, software development, communications protocol definition & implementation (e.g. CAN, UDP), flight control laws, electro-hydraulic actuator control.
  • Experience in any of the following technologies is beneficial: dSPACE, TwinCAT, Matlab, Simulink. C++, C#, Python, JavaScript, Docker.
  • Knowledge of the interaction between control system design and pilot handling qualities, in either the marine or aerospace sector.

Benefits

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack.

We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. We welcome applications from all and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals.

Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.

We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance, and 25 days holiday.

Recruitment process

Application is fully online. When you apply you will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter (the preferred format is one single pdf file). Please also indicate in your cover letter when you would be available to start. You will also complete an online application form including details of your academic study and relevant experience – please complete this in full. Following your application, you will be emailed a link to our online psychometric tests, which must also be completed.

The Hiring Manager will review your application and test scores and if successful you will be invited to the interview stage, which may be virtual or in-person.

We welcome applications from all candidates, and we may be able to provide sponsorship to those who require a visa to live and work in the UK, subject to meeting all the necessary home office requirements.

All assessments in the recruitment process are in English: this is the primary language used within the organisation and you will need a good command of it in the role.

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