Motorsports Aerodynamics IndyCar Aero Performance Tech Specialist

General Motors
Concord, NC
United States
Job Description
**Job Description**

**Onsite** - Position requires an employee to be onsite on a full-time basis.

**The Role**

We are seeking an IndyCar Aero Performance Engineer to join a multi-disciplined team of engineers and technicians for testing, developing, and optimizing the aerodynamic performance of a complete race vehicle. Working with GM Key Partner teams to ensure they are racing the highest performing vehicles possible while building and cultivating close relationships with GM Motorsports colleagues and GM supported race teams is core to this role. You will work with the motorsports team to provide direction and actionable data to GM race teams to improve weekend performance.

Joining the GM Motorsports Organization will provide you with the experience and exposure it takes to work in a competitive environment and the opportunity to showcase your aerodynamic research and development skills, contribute to innovation, connect lessons learned in racing to production intent vehicles, work cross functionally with our partners and ultimately, help shape the future of Motorsports.

**What You’ll Do**

+ Lead IndyCar Aero Program from a technical and relationship perspective

+ Prioritize test planning and coordinate resources

+ Quantify drag, lift and other aerodynamic deliverables

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

+ Interface and collaborate with IndyCar Teams and other GM Motorsports competition groups, including tires, performance, simulation, strategy, and software development

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

+ Provide direction and actionable data to GM race teams to improve weekend performance

+ Support full car and subsystem models for use in detailed aerodynamic simulation

+ 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

+ Utilize track testing and driver in the loop simulators to tie virtual results to real world application

+ Communicate and cooperate cross functionally to refine vehicle setup and aerodynamic build parameters

+ Perform correlational studies of track, wind tunnel, and CFD simulation data


**Additional Job Description**

**Your Skills and Abilities (Required Qualifications)**

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

+ 10+ years of professional aerodynamic research experience – IndyCar 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

**What Will Give you a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)**

+ Masters or PhD in mechanical or aerospace/aeronautical engineering

+ Knowledge of experimental aerodynamics best practices when conducting physical testing

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

+ Experience with the architecture and performance of IndyCar race vehicles

+ Knowledge of race series regulations

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**Why Join Us**

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**Benefits Overview**

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:

• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;

• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;

• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;

• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;

• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;

• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

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