Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, manufacturing and operational consultancy services to the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, defence, health and energy sectors.

Williams Advanced Engineering helps businesses meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

Williams Advanced Engineering has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a company employing 350 people engaged in many innovative and transformative technical areas for a growing list of clients.

Design Engineer – Formula E Team


Williams Advanced Engineering exists to accelerate the advantage and impact of our clients. We do it through innovative engineering and technology that solves complex problems and brings a step-change in weight, speed and efficiency. Join us to help fulfil our mission to accelerate an efficient, electric and sustainable future.

An opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, experienced Design Engineer, to join our Formula E team, working on a wide variety of vehicle projects for one of the world’s fastest paced race teams.  Collaborating with the Lead Engineers, you will be responsible for undertaking and guiding a range of designs from initial concepts through to production for both composite and mechanical parts, working in collaboration with other areas of the team.

 Job role:

 Responsible for the layout of design schemes which respect structural requirements, packaging, regulations and manufacturing techniques;

  • Calculation work and production of system documentation;
  • Conduct design reviews independently or with the Lead Engineers;
  • End-to-end ownership for projects incorporating manufacture, build, testing and racing, including fault analysis and resolution;
  • Driving continuous improvement and promotion of autonomous creativity;
  • Occasional travel to events or external companies will be required.

You’ll have:

 An understanding of composites and mechanical engineering together with detailed knowledge of relevant composite and mechanical manufacturing technologies;

  • A relevant degree or equivalent qualification supported by associated design experience in motorsport, aerospace or a related field;
  • An understanding of basic stress calculations and the ability to interpret stress analysis results;
  • CAD skills. Experience of NX is advantageous.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to complete tasks with minimal guidance, and to work under pressure to meet critical deadlines;
  • A creative and proactive approach to problem-solving, along with good attention to detail;
  • A friendly, collaborative outlook, with good communication and organisation skills.

We’ll provide:

  • A supportive and empowering work environment
  • An exciting and fast paced experience

 Application deadline:

Closing date for applications is Monday 4th July 2022

Disclaimers and DEI:

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At WAE we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills. WAE is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.

26 Days Holiday

Increase with service

Options to buy/sell up to 1 week every December

2 x Car Schemes

Jaguar Land Rover and Tusker ULE

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Childcare Benefits

Childcare vouchers

TEDS Nursery Vouchers

Health and Fitness

Free onsite gym with classes

National gym membership discounts available

Private Medical Insurance

8% employer contributions rising to 10% after 3 years

Staff Events

Cycle to work scheme

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website wae.com/careers.