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Systems Engineer

General Summary:
Reporting to the Head of Electronics, the successful candidate will support all on car set-up and the calibration of sensors. The role will involve working closely with the Race, Control & Performance Engineers ensuring the chassis is built and set-up correctly and to an extremely high standard. Factory projects will also be assigned to help develop System Engineering tools and hardware and to promote improved performance and reliability.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Have an excellent understanding of Data Acquisition Systems and able to use System Monitor to set up all on car systems associated with the SECU.
  • Use Atlas to set-up the car system to ensure boxes and sensors are operating correctly and within their limits prior to and during all sessions.
  • Work closely with the Control and Performance Engineers ensuring the correct datasets are used.
  • Monitor and resolve the daily Electrical issues as they arise on the chassis. Generate fault reports as required and proactively investigate issues on and off car working closely with the Reliability Engineer.
  • Liaise with the FIA, FOM and other providers of Chassis tools and equipment to ensure all hardware and software are correctly managed and ready for use.
  • Work closely with the electricians and wider car crew to ensure all electrical components are allocated as per the build specification and available in readiness for car builds.
  • Using the component Lifing System to manage all electrical parts ensuring stocks levels are constantly monitored and all component transactions are carried out correctly maintaining complete component lifing and servicing integrity.
  • Continuously monitor and help to improve on and off car installations, design standards and operational processes and procedures.
  • Work closely with the Garage tyre technicians to ensure the TPMS sensors are correctly allocated and functioning prior to each session.
  • Actively progress allocated Development and Reliability projects under the direction of the Head of Electronics.
  • Play an active role in the garage set-up and pack-up of events.
  • Follow and enforce health and safety regulations at all venues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Electronics or the Chief Race & Test Engineer.

Education and Work Experience:

Degree or equivalent in electronic/electrical engineering. Previous experience of working with data logging and telemetry systems in a high level motorsport environment is essential.

Experience in VBA programming would be an advantage within the System Engineer role.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

Strong communication skills, written and verbal. Strong technical background in racing car electrical and electronic systems. Work to a consistently high standard in stressful and time sensitive situations. Quick decision making skills whilst working through problems in a scientific and analytical way. Work well in a team environment with personnel at all levels.

Work Environment Physical Demands:

An ability to work and priority within a high pressure, time sensitive environment while retaining a methodical approach is essential. The role requires a willingness to work flexible hours, including a significant portion of weekends.  It will include frequent travel to race and test events.

This position may require lifting up to 50 pounds, repeated bending, squatting and manual dexterity. Fast- paced work environment requiring heavy mental demands.  Work environment includes race cars, 7-post and other rigs, grinding debris, and hazardous fluids.
All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.

This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.

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