About

Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning grands prix for more than three decades.

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Sir Frank Williams - Team Principal

After a brief career as a driver and mechanic, Frank Williams founded Frank Williams Racing Cars in 1966. He entered Formula One in 1969 and went on to establish Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 1977

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Our Partners

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Our History

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd is founded by Frank Williams and an ambitious British engineer called Patrick Head. The company is based in an empty carpet warehouse in Didcot, Oxfordshire, and enters a purchased March chassis in order to compete in F1 during the latter half of the season.

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WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING Announces Robert Kubica as 2018 Reserve and Development Driver

WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING is pleased to announce Robert Kubica as its Reserve and Development Driver for the 2018 Formula One season...

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WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING Announces Robert Kubica as 2018 Reserve and Development Driver

WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING is pleased to announce Robert Kubica as its Reserve and Development Driver for the 2018 Formula One season...

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 668
2 FERRARI 522
3 RED BULL 368
4 FORCE INDIA 187
5 WILLIAMS 83
6 RENAULT 57
7 TORO ROSSO 53
8 HAAS 47
9 MCLAREN 30
10 SAUBER 5
FW40

Celebrating 40 years in the sport this year, the team’s 2017 challenger, the Williams Mercedes FW40, shows a very different look to 2016’s FW38.

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About

Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, and manufacturing services to deliver energy efficient performance to the motorsport, automotive, defence and healthcare sectors. Working in close collaboration with its customers, Williams Advanced Engineering helps meet the engineering challenges of the 21st century, with its expertise in electrification, aero and thermodynamics, advanced lightweight materials and vehicle integration.

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Operational Performance Consulting

Within Operational Performance Consulting we take the learnings from four decades of success in F1 and help our clients to apply those winning philosophies to their own organisations

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Core Markets

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Foresight Williams

This fund benefits from a unique collaboration between Williams and Foresight Group, combining the technological expertise of Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight's track record in investment management, of making and exiting investments in UK-based early stage and later stage SMEs

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Jaguar C-X75

Williams Advanced Engineering partnered with Jaguar to create the revolutionary C-X75 hybrid supercar, with a top speed of more than 200mph and 0-60mph in less than three seconds, yet with 50km range on electric drive alone and CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km

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Jaguar C-X75

Williams Advanced Engineering partnered with Jaguar to create the revolutionary C-X75 hybrid supercar, with a top speed of more than 200mph and 0-60mph in less than three seconds, yet with 50km range on electric drive alone and CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km

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NISMO

Williams Advanced Engineering has partnered with Nismo, the performance-orientated brand of Nissan, to work on development of high performance road cars

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Formula E

Williams Advanced Engineering designs and assembles the battery system for the 42 fully-electric cars that compete in the FIA Formula E Championship

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Williams Advanced Engineering and Thales Collaboration Awarded Defence Industry Accolade

Williams Advanced Engineering’s collaboration with Thales to provide part of a biological surveillance system for the UK Ministry of Defence has been recognised for its excellence...

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Williams Advanced Engineering and Thales Collaboration Awarded Defence Industry Accolade

Williams Advanced Engineering’s collaboration with Thales to provide part of a biological surveillance system for the UK Ministry of Defence has been recognised for its excellence...

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Event Rooms

10 multi-purpose event rooms offering great flexibility for events of up to 200 guests in a modern and inspiring surrounding

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Driver Suites

The Ayrton Senna, Piers Courage and Alan Jones driver suites

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Trophy Room

The Trophy Room houses a selection of the team's prestigious silverware

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Circuit Gallery A

The Monza and Hockenheim meeting rooms

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Circuit Gallery B

The Barcelona, Estoril and Jerez event rooms

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Collection & Tours

Housed in the award-winning Williams Conference Centre is Sir Frank Williams' private Williams Grand Prix Collection, the largest of its kind in the world, spanning the history of the Williams F1 team since 1978

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Exclusive Tours

We offer bespoke tours for 10 or more guests with tailored catering

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School & College Tours

Escorted tour of the Williams Grand Prix Collection, accompanied by an audio-visual commentary of the team's history and the stories behind the cars

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Dining & Celebrations

We not only pride ourselves on the first class facilities and service we offer at the Williams Conference Centre, but also on our 5 star catering. Our in-house caterers offer the highest standard of cuisine, where possible using local organic suppliers and fair-trade produce

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Private Dining

As part of the first class facilities and service we offer at the Williams Conference Centre, we pride ourselves on our 5 star catering

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Race Day Hospitality

Hosted at the Williams Conference Centre we offer a unique way to view an F1 race, with a review of qualifying, an exclusive live link up to a team member from the track, followed by the race itself

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Activities

Activities for team building or entertainment include F1 simulators, Batak, giant Scalextric and Pit Stop Challenge

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Car History

Williams Car History

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Guardians of Honour

Williams has an ever-growing catalogue of illustrious Grand Prix cars. Now Jonathan Williams and Dickie Stanford must dovetail this sumptuous history with the high-flying Formula 1 team of today

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Principal Engineer - Electrical Systems

Williams Advanced Engineering are currently recruiting for Principal Engineer – Electrical Systems to join our team on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Head of Electrical, this is a key role where the successful individual will be responsible for delivery of whole vehicle, system and subsystem engineering designs relating to batteries and vehicle systems. The successful candidate will be capable of designing from a blank sheet of paper, the individual will have broad systems experience allowing them to lead a team of engineers delivering whole electrical system designs. Additionally, they will be expected to support discussions with customers at both technical and senior management levels.

Duties will be wide ranging and varied and will include the leadership of electrical architecture designs aspects of the specification, design, development and delivery of electrical systems engineering for WAE programmes. This covers specific activities such as design, implementation, simulation, testing and calibration of electrical systems for integration of WAE vehicles and batteries into electric or hybrid electric propulsion systems or such other environments as are required by the company.

The Principal Engineer will be responsible for the development of functional safety plans and documentation ensuring that systems are capable of appropriate certification levels as well as the development of requirements in Polarion for cascade to Systems Integration, Battery Systems and Control Systems teams. They will also be required to work with project leads to support the establishment of production and test procedures which will aim progressively towards developing a robust solution to the agreed specification.

With a strong understanding of architectural, functional safety and communications approaches and methodologies, the successful candidate will also have an understanding of network protocols, physical layers and topologies including CAN, LIN, Flexray and experience of product design and development approaches and techniques. The Principal Engineer will have a familiarity with design for manufacture, experience of automotive system design, testing and validation and experience of managing a team.

This is an exciting opportunity to further your career within a high profile and varied position within Williams Advanced Engineering.

The closing date for this role is Friday 2nd February at midday.

26 Days Holiday

26 Days Holiday

Increases with service and also options to buy and sell

4 x Car Schemes

4 x Car Schemes

Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan car schemes available

Bonus Scheme

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits

Vouchers & Teds Premier Childcare

Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Free on-site gym with Health and Fitness classes and Osteo treatment

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Save money on health and medical benefits

Pension

Pension

Life Assurance, Long term disability insurance

Staff Events

Staff Events

Staff Events, Open Day to friends and family, Christmas Party for both employees and their children

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 www.williamsf1.com/careers.

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