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.

Engineer – CFD


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 a CFD Engineer to join the CAE department in a rapidly expanding and exciting time in our history.  Problem solving is at the heart of what we do and you will be anaylising tools, testing and processes to support a global client base achieve timebound sustainability targets.


Job role:

  • Working within the CAE group with the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects within numerous industries, not just Automotive / Motorsport.
  • Aerodynamic simulation for external aerodynamics, radiator sizing, and also non-vehicle flow analysis.
  • Creation, development and running of complex thermal models to simulate a range of applications through 1D and CFD modelling.
  • Detailed analysis of simulation results and creation of comprehensive post processing.
  • Make analysis-based decisions, providing guidance to the wider design & manufacturing groups.
  • Presentation, reporting and discussion of analysis results and project material
  • Correlation of analysis with physical testing.
  • Work closely with project team to fulfil customer requirements.



You’ll have:


  • Experience in automotive, Heavy-goods or Off-highway, Motorsport or Aerospace industries is essential.
  • Experience of CFD modelling external aerodynamics is essential, with good CFD literacy in one or more of the following software packages: Siemens STAR CCM+, ANSYS Fluent, OpenFOAM.
  • An engineering qualification (e.g. Degree, Degree Apprenticeship) in a relevant engineering field e.g. aerospace, aeronautical, CFD or similar.



  • Experience of ANSA for geometry prep and surface meshing.
  • Experience of physical testing (Test cell/ Wind Tunnel/ Real World).
  • Knowledge or experience with refrigerant cooling systems.
  • Experience in EV powertrain or IC engine thermal management.
  • Experience in high-voltage battery energy storage thermal modelling.
  • Radiator or heat exchanger specification and design knowledge.
  • Experience generating thermal models using 1D analysis tools such as GT suite.



We’ll provide:

  • Training to add to your existing skills and accelerate your career.
  • A supportive and empowering work environment.


Application deadline:

Closing date for applications is 30th June 2022 at noon.



We are based on the Williams technical campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK. 20 minutes’ drive South of Oxford, UK.


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.