An opportunity has arisen for a Performance Simulation Engineer to join the Performance and Controls department. The specific vacancy is in the area of lap simulation.
The Performance Simulation Engineer is responsible for generating and developing power unit performance ideas that lead to an on-circuit performance improvement. These performance improvements can come from many areas of development, such as increased power unit output, reduced heat rejection, improved driveability and better use of fuel/electrical energy budget.
In order to achieve these objectives the Performance Simulation Engineer is responsible for the generation and validation of accurate power unit and lap simulation models, quantifying performance improvements, detailed analysis and reporting of the results and conclusions, and generation of supporting.
Typical areas of Performance Simulation work involve:
Continuous improvement of Power Unit models to improve accuracy and replicate the functions available with the real PU, including Performance modes, boost system, fuel system, ERS system, heat rejection.
Generation of PU models in line with Performance Phase upgrades for use internally and externally by our chassis partners.
Simulation and analysis of power unit systems in order to understand their behaviour and interactions so they can be specified and configured for best performance.
Providing pre-event data to the trackside engineers in order to maximise the performance at the race weekend.
Post event analysis and validation of models.
Liaising with MAMG and customer teams regarding updates to chassis models and lap simulations.
Detailed analysis of Simulation and test, reporting on findings and provide recommendations.
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
- Broad overall knowledge of Power Units and Power Unit Systems.
- Knowledge of optimal deployment strategies.
- Simulink and Dymola programming experience beneficial.
- Data analysis skills using packages such as ATLAS, Excel, Matlab.
- Applicants must have a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Maths or other relevant engineering degree (2.1 or higher).
- An analytical, methodical and logical approach to problem solving.
- Competitive and self-motivated.
- Technical creativity and curiosity.
- Ability to perform under pressure and manage continuous changing priorities.
- Have excellent proven communication skills.
- Be a good team worker.
- Drive for continuous improvement.
- Be able to demonstrate a high level of integrity.
- Decision making skills and ability to deliver results.