Website Red Bull Powertrains

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

Red Bull Powertrains have an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate student to spend a year as part of the ERS Operations team. The placements will run from summer of 2024 for one year and offer the opportunity to demonstrate your enthusiasm and apply your knowledge in an open and dynamic environment.


Based on our Milton Keynes, Winterhill campus, this position will be supporting Red Bull Powertrains which is the latest company to be formed at our state-of-the-art campus. You will be responsible for supporting component, subsystem and system level testing of batteries, high voltage circuits, inverters dc-dc converters, battery management systems and CBP test equipment.


Candidates wishing to apply for this role should be studying towards an Electrical/ Electronics Engineering degree. You should be very computer literate but equally capable of performing hands-on tasks.


The key accountabilities are:

  • Investigate issues, faults or anomalies on batter packs and test equipment and feedback findings to team members to improve reliability and performance
  • Support analysis of test data to identify issues before they could occur at the track and production line
  • Assist with the development of test procedures and methods
  • To develop competency using data logging systems and analysis packages including ATLAS/ System Monitor and AVL Puma


Key Attributes of the successful candidate:

  • Knowledge of battery testing methodologies, high voltage battery systems and power electronics
  • Natural ability to logically and methodically investigate faults and failures
  • Positive, can-do, attitude and willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to follow best practice and work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working in a team environment
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving


The placement will be for 1 year, starting in the summer of 2024. To be considered for this Student Placement, please apply to this advert and submit both your CV and a one-page Cover Letter.


Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to complete your student placement at our championship winning team, but it is also a great opportunity to work with some of the greatest talents in F1. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too, such as a free daily food allowance, free gym access and fitness classes, multiple discounts and offers with our partners, free barista style coffee, unlimited Red Bull and much more!


Application closing date 23:59 (BST) 6th October 2023.


Job Posting End Date

Sat, 7 Oct 2023

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