As a Wind Tunnel Model Designer, your role involves close collaboration with Aerodynamicists, Design Engineers, and Wind Tunnel Technicians. Working hand in hand with the aero team, you'll translate aerodynamic theories into physical models, ensuring they align with team´s objectives. Additionally, you'll spearhead model development, refining designs and structures. A crucial aspect of your responsibilities will be utilizing test data results to enhance car performance.

About Bold Valuable Tech: Our Vision

At Bold, we´re a diverse community, from all over the world and from multiple industries and backgrounds. Combining experience from Automotive, Motorsport, Aerospace and Aviation with skills from concept phase through to full product delivery. Our rapid expansion is a testament to our commitment to pushing boundaries and delivering cutting-edge solutions. 
We have two engineering divisions, different in their technologies but similarly focused on delivering compelling products to our customers. 

In our Applied Engineering division, we are an integral part of the design & development process for our high-performance customers including Formula 1, Motorsport and Automotive. From the initial stages of blank sheet designs to the final production, we assume ownership with a relentless commitment to bringing our clients' visions to life. We contribute across all areas of engineering and in multiple different specialisms including composite & materials, bodywork, aero & structural, powertrain, and tooling.    

In our Electrification division specializes in R&D of state of the art of battery systems. Taking projects from initial concepts to production: we are designing, developing, testing, and manufacturing the next generation of high-performance batteries to innovative projects for multiple industries. We aim to generate a real impact on the future of electric mobility.   

Join us in shaping and improving the future of engineering excellence! 

What You Will Do

  • Model Design and Development: Creating and refining wind tunnel models based on aerodynamicists' specifications and design requirements, using CATIA V6 and engineering principles.
  • Collaboration and Iteration: Working closely with aerodynamicists and design engineers to translate concepts into physical models, incorporating feedback and iterating designs as needed.
  • Model Fabrication Oversight: Collaborating with technicians and external vendors to ensure accurate fabrication of models, overseeing the manufacturing process, and ensuring compliance with design specifications.
  • Testing Preparation: Preparing models for wind tunnel testing, ensuring they meet testing criteria, and addressing any adjustments required for accurate data collection.
  • Testing Support: Assisting in wind tunnel testing procedures, monitoring model performance, and making real-time adjustments as needed during testing sessions.
  • Cross-functional Communication: Collaborating with various teams, including aerodynamics, design, and manufacturing, to align on model requirements and ensure seamless integration into the overall vehicle development process.
  • Continuous Learning and Development: Keeping abreast of industry advancements, new technologies, and emerging trends in aerodynamics and model design, continuously improving skills and techniques.

What You Need To Succeed

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent R&D design experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a design role (advantage if it focusing on aerodynamics)
  • Automotive/ Motorsport professional working experience
  • Understanding testing procedures and equipment for accurate testing (Wind Tunnel expertise)
  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience using CATIA for advanced surface design and robust model construction (inc. Advance Surface Design)
  • Ability to maintain a structured and organized design tree within CATIA for efficient model management
  • Creating sturdy and robust models in CATIA, ensuring durability and accuracy in wind tunnel testing
  • Proficiency in various plastic 3D printing methods, like SLS and SLA, for aerodynamic model prototyping and fabrication
  • Expertise in developing functional prototypes using various manufacturing methods, aligning with aerodynamic testing needs
  • Experience with GD&T principles for the manufacture of machined metal components
  • Ability to optimize model designs for ease of assembly, considering manufacturability and efficient assembly processes (DFA)
  • Knowledge of designing models that are conducive to manufacturing processes, ensuring ease of fabrication and production (DFM)
  • Proficient English.

Desirable Skills

  • Aerodynamic Principles: Understanding aerodynamics to design effective models for wind tunnel testing
  • Project Management Skills: Ability to organize tasks efficiently for model design and testing
  • Communication and Presentation Skills: Clear communication of technical concepts and findings to teams
  • Metal 3D Printing Knowledge: Familiarity with metal 3D printing for prototype development.
  • CNC Machining Knowledge: Proficiency in CNC machining for precise model components.
  • Composite Knowledge: Understanding composite materials and their applications in model fabrication.

What BOLD offers you

  • Private Health insurance (company level plan): Access to Sanitas plan at a reduced employee cost (for employees, spouse, or children)
  • Regular events and team building activities.

Our Values

  • Customer Obsession – be accountable, be communicative, be unforgettable
  • Ownership – be engaged, be passionate, be committed, be reliable
  • Integrity – be inspiring, be trustworthy, be supportive, be compassionate
  • Boldness – be innovative, be confident, be fearless, be resilient, be authentic
  • Excellence – be the best, be relentless, positive, be humble

Diversity & Inclusion

At Bold Valuable Technologies, we consider our people our chief competitive advantage, and as such we treat colleagues, candidates, clients, and business partners with equality, fairness, and respect, regardless of their age, disability, race, religion, or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or family circumstances.

Our core values dictate how we live and work. We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients. A business that is engaged in mutual trust and respect for its employees and partners. A place where colleagues perform at the highest levels in a working environment that is collaborative and supportive.

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