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The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, based out of Brackley, UK, brings together over 1,300 dedicated and determined people that design, develop, manufacture, and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Grand Prix winner, George Russell.

Within the Teams Applied Science division, we apply Formula One talent to customer projects, and it is within this division that we now have opportunities to join as part of our Applied Science Graduate scheme. This is a truly unique opportunity to work with outstanding individuals who bring their passion and determination to work each day.

As part of this graduate scheme, you will work on exciting projects and be able to immerse yourself into the learning and experiences of a truly high-performing team.

The Graduate R&D Engineer will play an active role in the MGPs Applied Science division, working across a range of projects according to the variable needs of the design and development programmes. The position will require periods of individual working on specific projects and working closely with groups of focused engineers to achieve larger project goals.

Although primarily a role to support Applied Science, there will be a requirement to liaise and work closely with other areas of the business, with a view to transferring capability techniques and knowledge into Applied Science as applicable.

The role

Working closely with the Lead Materials Science Engineer, assisting with development activities within the Applied Science division, covering (but not restricted to):

  • Experimental planning, execution, and documentation
  • Deployment of information to the wider Applied Science division
  • Routine test support
  • Development of novel testing methodology
  • Specification and SOP writing
  • Identification and implementation of cost reduction strategies
  • Process development and streamlining.
  • Failure investigations (in-service, testing, or in production)
  • Build and maintain strong relationships between various internal departments within MGP during the execution of their duties.
  • Plan, deliver and otherwise manage projects as directed, adhering to strict project timelines.

Candidate profile

Essential

  • Engineering or Sciences degree, or equivalent qualification(s).
  • Hands-on individual with a good grounding in scientific principles, with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and schematics.
  • Equally comfortable working individually on a specific project or working with a cross-functional team.
  • Flexible with the ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
  • Strongly self-motivated, driven, and keen to take initiative.
  • Someone who is tenacious, curious, creative and enjoys working in a dynamic environment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate across the organisation at all levels as required.

Desirable

  • Experience of project leadership in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrable skills in data analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results.
  • Ability to creatively present data in formats that make it accessible and understandable to a wide range of stakeholders and business areas. This includes formal report writing skills.

Specific advantageous experience

  • Experience of modern CAD software.
  • Coding for data analysis and visualisation in Python, Matlab, VBA or similar.
  • Dashboard development in business insight tools such as PowerBI or Tibco Spotfire.

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 technical test and psychometric test, 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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