Circuit Engineer

Biggin Hill
Engineering & Technical
Track Systems
About The Role

The successful candidate will be joining our Track Systems Department in the Circuit Engineering team as a Circuit Engineer/Surveyor. Circuit Engineering’s main areas of responsibility comprise the design, coordination and project management of the circuit to ensure that it’s ready for the Formula 1 event. The team liaise extensively with the individual circuits and suppliers before and during the weekend, often identifying and solving potential issues before they arise.

Circuit Engineering have a big role in new circuit design liaising with track designers and architects years in advance of the event to ensure F1 systems will be able to be deployed efficiently and safely for the race. 

They also survey each Formula 1 circuit, primarily using GPS, collecting and continually updating topographical data used as the foundation to the F1 timing systems and also to create the digital circuit maps given to the media and other 3rd parties to show key timing data. This information is also used to produce the detailed drawings that F1 uses internally for event and rig planning, and provide track topography for the F1 Video game.

Duties will include:

  • Liaising with all Company departments regarding F1 systems equipment locations and to prepare and compile drawings of circuit equipment layout and rig plan, team garage/paddock allocations, Broadcast Centre and TV Compound layouts and other drawings as required.
  • To act as liaison between F1, the circuit, the FIA and outside contractors at the circuit to facilitate the smooth running of the Grand Prix from the Company’s perspective.
  • To liaise with the Circuit and FIA personnel to identify track safety lines and marshal light positions
About You
You will be a confident, self-motivated professional, with good interpersonal skills, as well as being comfortable liaising with different groups across a wide range of activities. You must be able to demonstrate experience of working successfully within a team, as well as standalone working, with high levels of self-motivation and resilience.
All Applicants must have previous knowledge and experience with AutoCAD.
You must be able to use Total station/GPS survey equipment and associated software.  All applicants must be degree qualified (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Building Studies, or be able to demonstrate strong experience in a civil engineering or construction environment.