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Motorsports Aerodynamics Team Support Engineer

  • Location
    • Concord, North Carolina
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.

The Motorsports Aerodynamics Team Support Engineer will join a multi-disciplined team of engineers and technicians responsible for testing, developing, and optimizing the aerodynamic performance of a complete race vehicle for NASCAR race events.  This activity will focus on working with GM Key Partner teams to ensure they are racing the highest performing vehicles possible.  This role will require building and cultivating close relationships with GM Motorsports colleagues and GM supported race teams.

Key elements of the job are:

  • Quantify drag, lift and other aerodynamic results to optimize on track performance

  • Communicate test results and support the aerodynamic needs of the GM Key Partner race teams

  • Interface and collaborate with NASCAR Teams and GM engineering, specifically the virtual design, development, and validation group

  • Communicate needs and requests of GM Key Partner race teams to GM Motorsports

  • Provide direction and concrete data to GM race teams to improve weekend performance

  • Support full car and subsystem models for use in detailed aerodynamic tests and simulations as required

  • Participate in planning and execution of wind tunnel tests

  • Organize test results into concise, presentable reports for proper decision making and implementation

  • Work closely with other aerodynamics engineers, design engineers, and race team staff to improve the performance of the racecar and implement aerodynamic refinements

  • Communicate and collaborate multi-functionally to refine vehicle setup and aerodynamic build parameters


Additional Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or a related subject with coursework in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

  • 3+ years of professional, post-graduate aerodynamic research experience – NASCAR experience preferred

  • Experience with computer tools, 3D CAD files, CAE methods and Experimental Data

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic, constantly evolving environment, with strong work ethic and integrity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in mechanical or aerospace/aeronautical engineering

  • Knowledge of experimental aerodynamics standard methodologies

  • Familiarity with aerodynamic wind tunnel testing, measurement techniques and data systems

  • Experience with the architecture and performance of NASCAR race vehicles

  • Knowledge of NASCAR race series regulations

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