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.

Graduate Simulator Engineer


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 Graduate Simulator Engineer to be part of our successful Formula E Race Team in a rapidly expanding and exciting work environment.

The function of the role is to operate the Driver in the Loop (DIL) simulator in formal and informal sessions as well as being involved in its development. To this end, the successful candidate will be part of the DIL group where they will be surrounded by experts on all the topics and fields involved.

Job role:

  •  Prepare everything that is needed operationally in order to have the simulator ready for each session.
  • Run and operate live all the sessions by interacting with the professional drivers as well as the Race/Perf/Controls Engineers involved in them.
  • Prepare reports for the Race Engineering group where the official sessions are summarised, e.g., videos overlays, maps, data sources, etc.
  • Support informal running where pure development runs are completed by Race/Perf/Controls engineers.
  • Develop simple tools (scripting) in order to make the operation more automated and efficient.
  • Involvement in the Operations Room (Mission Control) supporting the Race Team at the track side during events.

You’ll have:

  • Degree level Engineering qualification(s) in a Mechanical / Automotive / Aerospace Engineering / Mathematics / Computer Science discipline or similar.
  • Strong attention to detail and data driven mindset.
  • Experience using MATLAB and/or Simulink along with Microsoft Office Package.
  • Additional experience in any other programming language (e.g., Python, C, C++, C#, etc.) would be an advantage.
  • The ability to work independently to strict deadlines as well as being a strong team player.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude and proactively support others.
  • A flexible attitude to working hours.

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 Friday 19th August 2022


Our Headquarters are based on the Williams technical campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK. 20 minutes’ drive South of Oxford, UK.  This position will be based at our new Kidlington facility once operational.

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.