Graduate Control Systems Engineer (Applied Science)


The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, based out of Brackley, UK, brings together over 1,300 dedicated and determined people that design, develop, manufacture, and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Grand Prix winner, George Russell.

Within the Teams Applied Science division, we apply Formula One talent to customer projects, and it is within this division that we now have opportunities to join as part of our Applied Science Graduate scheme. This is a truly unique opportunity to work with outstanding individuals who bring their passion and determination to work each day.

As part of this graduate scheme, you will work on exciting projects and be able to immerse yourself into the learning and experiences of a truly high-performing team.

Using a creative, analytical approach alongside detailed design work, you will support senior engineers with large projects as well as projects of your own. Supported and mentored by experienced engineers, you will develop your skills and knowledge, connecting the theory you have learnt into practice.

With the above in mind, we have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Control Engineer. Based at our state-of-the-art campus in the UK, you will be part of a team that is responsible for supporting the control system at customer events, as well as developing control systems from concept to application, covering all aspects of design, calibration and signoff.

The role:
• Supporting control systems at customer events (both at trackside and factory)
• Perform data analysis and write algorithms to assess reliability and performance.
• Generate prompt and accurate reports to communicate faults, concerns and potential improvements during events.
• Identify improvements and assist with development to ensure robust and performant operation.

Candidate profile

• A strong academic background either with or working towards an appropriate technical Engineering Degree.
• (e.g. Control Systems, Mechanical or Electronic engineering, Cybernetics, Robotics) or other relevant STEM subject (e.g. Mathematics, Physics)
• Able to apply core engineering principles to multi-domain challenges (e.g., across electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic/pneumatic control systems).
• Practical understanding of control systems and implementation.
• Good communication skills and must be able to work effectively under pressure with tight deadlines.

• Experience writing and testing control systems using Matlab / Simulink.
• Understanding of time series data analysis using Matlab, python or similar tools.
• Experience in any of the following fields is beneficial: HIL, Driver simulators, mathematical modelling, sensor fusion, software development, communications protocol definition & implementation (e.g. CAN, UDP), electro-hydraulic actuator control, machine-learning.
• Strong interest in motorsport.

You must be keen to develop yourself by applying your skills and understanding to practical engineering challenges.

We are looking for team players that are highly self-motivated, proactive, innovative and inquisitive.

The work location will be predominantly in the UK and may encompass working multiple weekends and attending trackside events.

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack.

We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. We welcome applications from all and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals.

Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.

We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance, and 25 days holiday.

Recruitment process:
Application is fully online. When you apply you will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter (the preferred format is one single pdf file). Please also indicate in your cover letter when you would be available to start. You will also complete an online application form including details of your academic study and relevant experience – please complete this in full. Following your application, you will be emailed a link to our online technical test and psychometric test, which must also be completed.

The Hiring Manager will review your application and test scores and if successful you will be invited to the interview stage, which may be virtual or in-person.

We welcome applications from all candidates, and we may be able to provide sponsorship to those who require a visa to live and work in the UK, subject to meeting all the necessary home office requirements.

All assessments in the recruitment process are in English: this is the primary language used within the organisation and you will need a good command of it in the role.

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