We’re glad to see that you are interested in becoming part of UGRacing

We are looking for enthusiastic new team members, any degree programme, any year-group, to help us build the best UGRacing Formula Student car yet! Take a look through the positions currently available below and hit the apply button to start your journey in an exciting and rewarding team of like-minded students. Applications close at midnight on Sunday 6th of October 2019.

Leadership Positions

Head of Marketing & Media

Fancy running an award winning marketing, communications and media department?
What does it involve?
  • Manage a small team of students
  • Promote UGRacing in new and innovative ways, developing our image and media presence
  • Responsible for production of all team digital media (promotional videos, print media)
  • Report to and work closely with senior team management
  • Manage deadlines and resources
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in media and marketing
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Attention to detail and good personal organisation
  • Communication skills and desire to work with people
  • Ideally some experience producing digital media/ graphic design work
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

Head of IT

Strong computing experience? Want to work with people and develop your leadership skills? This might be the role for you
What does it involve?
  • Manage a small team of students
  • Manage the entire team’s IT resources, including linux servers, network PCs, website, fileshare, git server
  • Develop innovative IT solutions to improve team efficiency
  • Report to and work closely with senior team management
  • Manage deadlines and resources
What are we looking for?
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Attention to detail and good personal organisation
  • Communication skills and desire to work with people
  • Prior experience in programming and computing, ideally with some experience in linux and web technologies
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

Engineering Design Positions

Powertrain

It’s in the name: Powertrain is all about how we can make the most power from our engine with the best efficiency
What does it involve?
  • Design of key powertrain components (i.e. intake, engine, exhaust, fueling, cooling, throttle)
  • Work with external sponsors to manufacture components
  • See your projects all the way from design through analysis, manufacture and testing
  • Work closely with other team members (including in other departments) to deliver optimised and well-engineered solutions
  • Work to deadlines to ensure overall success of the team
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in powertrain systems, thermodynamics, manufacturing
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Good personal organisation
  • Communication skills and desire to work with people
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress quickly and perform a wide range of roles, including management and leadership if desired
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

We encourage you to apply regardless of prior experience – UGRacing is about learning after all, so we’ll provide training to get you on your feet

Drivetrain

It’s all very well having a great powertrain system, but how do you actually get this power to the wheels? That’s what drivetrain is all about
What does it involve?
  • Design of key drivetrain components (i.e. driveshafts, differential, sprocket, chain)
  • Work with external sponsors to manufacture components
  • See your projects all the way from design through analysis, manufacture and testing
  • Work closely with other team members (in particular powertrain and unsprung mass) to deliver optimised and well-engineered solutions
  • Work to deadlines to ensure overall success of the team
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in drivetrain systems, finite element analysis, manufacturing
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Good personal organisation
  • Communication skills and desire to work with people
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress quickly and perform a wide range of roles, including management and leadership if desired
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

We encourage you to apply regardless of prior experience – UGRacing is about learning after all, so we’ll provide training to get you on your feet

Unsprung Mass

The most important part of any race car is the tyres and this is just one of the responsibilities of the unsprung mass team. Mass reduction and tight packaging are key here, so if you’re up for a challenge then this may be the department for you
What does it involve?
  • Design of key unsprung mass components (i.e. hubs, uprights, brake systems, wheels and tyres)
  • Work with external sponsors to manufacture components
  • See your projects all the way from design through analysis, manufacture and testing
  • Work closely with other team members (in particular suspension and drivetrain teams) to deliver optimised and well-engineered solutions
  • Work to deadlines to ensure overall success of the team
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in vehicle dynamics, finite element analysis, manufacturing
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Good personal organisation
  • Communication skills and desire to work with people
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress quickly and perform a wide range of roles, including management and leadership if desired
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

We encourage you to apply regardless of prior experience – UGRacing is about learning after all, so we’ll provide training to get you on your feet

Aerodynamics

Do you even lift? UGRacing is new to aero so this is a very active current design and development team
What does it involve?
  • Design of key aerodynamic components (i.e. front and rear wings, diffuser and undertray), along with development and aerodynamic optimisation of bodywork
  • Work with external sponsors to manufacture components
  • Significant in-house manufacture, using composite materials such as carbon fibre
  • See your projects all the way from design through analysis, manufacture and testing
  • Work closely with other team members (in particular chassis and suspension team) to deliver optimised and well-engineered solutions
  • Work to deadlines to ensure overall success of the team
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in aerodynamics, vehicle dynamics, simulation and manufacturing
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Good personal organisation
  • Communication skills and desire to work with people
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress quickly and perform a wide range of roles, including management and leadership if desired
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

We encourage you to apply regardless of prior experience – UGRacing is about learning after all, so we’ll provide training to get you on your feet

Electronics

Fancy getting to work with every sub-team, see every area of the vehicle, and produce solutions that allow data driven development of the entire team? Join our electronics department
What does it involve?
  • Design of key electronics components (i.e. power distribution, wiring harness, engine controls, sensor and data network, low-level embedded systems design, software, radio telemetry, driver dashboard systems…)
  • Significant in-house manufacture, iterative design and testing
  • Prioritise redundancy and reliability, with plenty of troubleshooting to ensure electrical performance in harsh automotive environment
  • See your projects all the way from design through analysis, manufacture and testing
  • Work closely with other team members in all other sub-teams to deliver optimised and well-engineered solutions – Note that electronics is a joint team with software so there is plenty of flexibility for moving between these areas. There is also scope to work with our IT team
  • Work to deadlines to ensure overall success of the team
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in electronics, software, hardware design and testing, data systems
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Good personal organisation
  • Communication skills and desire to work with people
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress quickly and perform a wide range of roles, including management and leadership if desired
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

We encourage you to apply regardless of prior experience – UGRacing is about learning after all, so we’ll provide training to get you on your feet

Software

From the lowest level embedded systems to high level telemetry and data processing, our software team has it all
What does it involve?
  • Design of software solutions for use in embedded systems, sensor systems, data collection, transmission and logging, radio telemetry, off-car data analysis software, driver dashboard systems…)
  • Rapid iterative design and testing, and work with sub-teams to accommodate feature requests
  • Work closely with other team members in all other sub-teams to deliver optimised and well-engineered solutions – Note that software is a joint team with electronics so there is plenty of flexibility for moving between these areas. There is also scope to work with our IT team
  • Work to deadlines to ensure overall success of the team
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in electronics, software and testing, data systems
  • Programming experience will be useful, particularly in C/C++, MATLAB, Python or Java
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Good personal organisation
  • Communication skills and desire to work with people
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress quickly and perform a wide range of roles, including management and leadership if desired
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

We encourage you to apply regardless of prior experience – UGRacing is about learning after all, so we’ll provide training to get you on your feet

Chassis & Suspension

The Chassis & Suspension team brings everything together. If designing the structural frame, suspension systems or driver environment appeal to you then Chassis & Suspension is your best bet
What does it involve?
  • Design of key structural and ergonomic components (i.e. the chassis itself, suspension & steering systems, driver environment)
  • Work with external sponsors to manufacture components
  • See your projects all the way from design through analysis, manufacture and testing
  • Work closely with all other sub-teams to deliver optimised and well-engineered solutions, ensuring a tightly packaged and weight efficient end product
  • Work to deadlines to ensure overall success of the team
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in vehicle dynamics, structural engineering, human ergonomics, big-picture planning
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Good personal organisation
  • Communication skills and desire to work with people
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress quickly and perform a wide range of roles, including management and leadership if desired
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

We encourage you to apply regardless of prior experience – UGRacing is about learning after all, so we’ll provide training to get you on your feet

Support Positions

Marketing & Media

Join an award winning marketing team and gain experience in a wide range of fields. You’ll have creative freedom and funding to promote your team in new and innovative ways. Expose your work on an existing platform with over 1.5k followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
What does it involve?

Specific roles available include:

  • Web-designer – Producing and curating web content on this website and our partner’s websites
  • Videographer – Produce promo videos like those on our Youtube, Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Graphic Designer – Produce posters, promotional print media and even design the UGR car livery
  • Social Media Manager – Run the team’s accounts, putting regular updates out about team activity and promoting the team to a wider audience
  • Photographer – Take photos at team events and curate content, making sure the team always has great media to use for any occasion

In general, team members will:

  • Promote UGRacing in new and innovative ways, developing our image and media presence
  • Tailoring media and working closely with the Sponsorship team to bring in new resources and build partnerships with new companies
  • Be responsible for production of all team digital media (promotional videos, print media)
  • Manage deadlines and resources
If you are particularly interested in any of the specific roles listed then please mention it in your application. If none of the roles jump out at you then don’t worry, we can be pretty flexible
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in media and marketing
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Attention to detail and good personal organisation
  • Communication skills and desire to work with people
  • Ideally some experience producing digital media/ graphic design work
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress quickly and perform a wide range of roles, including management and leadership if desired
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

We encourage you to apply regardless of prior experience – UGRacing is about learning after all, so we’ll provide training to get you on your feet

IT

The backbone of the team, IT maintain all of the computing technology that allows us to build the standard of cars we do, as well as developing new innovative tools to improve team efficiency and accessibility
What does it involve?
  • Maintain and develop services including:
    • This website
    • Team forums
    • Linux server
    • Windows PC network
    • CAD and specialist software licensing and updates
    • Git server
  • Work with team management and university support to maintain smooth operation and develop new IT solutions to problems
  • Work closely with other team members in all other sub-teams to deliver optimised and well-engineered solutions. There is also scope to work on projects within our Electronics and Software teams if desired
  • Work to deadlines to ensure overall success of the team
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in any of the following: IT systems, data management, web development, linux systems
  • Experience in any of C/C++, Python, HTML, CSS, PHP, linux will be useful
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Good personal organisation
  • Communication skills and desire to work with people
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress quickly and perform a wide range of roles, including management and leadership if desired
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

We encourage you to apply regardless of prior experience – UGRacing is about learning after all, so we’ll provide training to get you on your feet

Sponsorship & Finance

Building cars is expensive – the Sponsorship & Finance department keeps our team alive. Good communication skills, the drive to work with people and an interest in business are key here
What does it involve?
  • Maintaining existing partnerships and organising meetings to discuss each party’s needs
  • Working with the Marketing team closely to develop new partnerships. Take initiative in finding new financial partners and research and develop new service partnerships, often at the request of technical teams
  • Design and run innovative new campaigns to attract sponsors and promote the team to potential new investors
  • Coordinate with all department heads to organise the team budget, and work with team management to organise and document funds
  • Manage deadlines and resources
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in finance and business management
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Attention to detail and good personal organisation
  • Excellent communication and people skills
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress quickly and perform a wide range of roles, including management and leadership if desired
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

We encourage you to apply regardless of prior experience – UGRacing is about learning after all, so we’ll provide training to get you on your feet

Logistics & HR

When you have a team of over 60 students, it requires excellent organisation. Between running our recruitment process, putting on our hugely popular car launch in May, getting the entire team down to Silverstone each summer, and of course organising all important team socials, there’s a huge amount to get stuck into
What does it involve?
  • Day to day organisation of the team
  • Organising the events on the team calendar, including transport, insurance, funding
  • Running team socials including karting trips, scavenger hunts, quizzes and dinners. Maintaining team atmosphere and ensuring the well-being of all team members
  • Manage team insurance and health & safety, particularly for track testing events
  • Manage deadlines and resources
What are we looking for?
  • Interest in logistics, working with people and business management
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Attention to detail and good personal organisation
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
What do you get out of it?
  • Fantastic social environment
  • Learn new skills not available through your degree
  • Improved employability and networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to progress quickly and perform a wide range of roles, including management and leadership if desired
  • Huge sense of achievement – we’re not going to stop beating our own records any time soon

We encourage you to apply regardless of prior experience – UGRacing is about learning after all, so we’ll provide training to get you on your feet