Fuel Development Technologist

28 Feb 2017
28 Mar 2017
Stephen Robinson
Process / Chemical
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
Our Client specialises in the design and manufacture of Formula 1 racing engines and hybrid power systems.

The Role:
The Fuel Development Technologist will be responsible for working with our clients fuel supplier & technical partner to develop new gasoline fuel formulations with the aim of improving our clients formula one car & power unit performance. The role will involve understanding & defining performance requirements of the fuel, and then identifying & sourcing new fuel components & additive packages with a ‘blue-sky’ approach, aimed at delivering the desired aims working closely with our technical partner.

The role will also entail creating fuel specifications for lab blends, and developing test processes & procedures in order to help validate the fuels performance. The role will also require supporting of the performance development engineers, who will evaluate the new fuel candidates through engine dynamometer testing, data analysis & reporting.

The role will be predominately based in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, but may on occasion require some travel, including overseas.

Role purpose:

The Fuel Development Technologist is responsible for the following areas of activity within his/her section of the business or department:

• Generation and proposal of performance ideas
• Fuel specification, results analysis and reporting, further recommendations
• Output and delivery
• Quality of work, particularly in respect to results output
• The health and safety of him/herself and others within the work environment
• Technical development of products and processes
• Fostering good and productive inter-departmental and inter-company working relationships
• Championing best practice

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree Level Qualification in Chemistry, Engineering or other technical discipline
• Experience of formulating racing or other high-performance engine gasoline fuels
• Knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of components used in the blending of gasoline - organic chemistry, bio fuel and additives
• Knowledge of IC engine combustion process and the influence of fuel
• Knowledge of industry standard test, validation and certification methods
• Data analysis skills using packages such as Excel and Matlab

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Engineering enthusiasm
• Technical creativity and curiosity
• Analytical, methodical and logical
• Competitive and self-motivated
• Excellent Communication skills
• Good team worker
• Integrity
• Problem solving and decision making skills

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.

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