Durability Strategy Engineer

Purpose of the role is to… • Maximise the Power Unit performance and reliability, winning Formula 1 World Championships through innovative and strategic use of durability prove out and track deployment. • Be the Mercedes HPP specialist in Power Unit durability prove out definition & validation

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Job no: 497209
Work type: Permanent
Location: Brixworth
Department: Product Validation & Confirmation (Div)


Be skilled at…

  • Data analysis and prognosis that are relevant in the context of the problem
  • Working to critical deadlines, prioritising accordingly to deliver to the required standard
  • Developing and creating new and innovative analysis methods, processes & tools
  • Using information in a structured way to identify options and make robust recommendations
  • Communication – talking to engineers at all levels of the business, delivering information clearly and concisely on their terms
  • Embracing big ideas and transforming those into tangible improvements

Have experience of…

  • Operating in an high-performance environment with specific attention to quality and accuracy whilst maintaining speed of development
  • Analytical/mathematical tools for data analysis (ATLAS, Matlab, VBA)
  • Quantifying trade-offs between competing metrics to maximise overall outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge of…

  • Understanding of a motor racing environment and the requirement for flexible engineering tools
  • Applying statistical modelling to real world problems
  • Software/Tool development best practice
  • Broad knowledge F1 Power Unit operation and technology

Hold these qualifications…

  • Degree with 2:1 classification or above in a relevant engineering subject (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics)


  • Decisive - capable of recognising the information required to make a decision in a given situation. Forthright with ideas, supported by data driven arguments.
  • Driven – persistent, resourceful, determined, capable of independently progressing a challenging problem
  • Curious - inquisitive and open minded, considerate of the wider context and development path when seeking out innovative ways to add value to the team
  • Forward thinking – pro-active in seeking out solutions to avoid issues before they impact Power Unit operation

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