Graduate Research & Development Engineer

Aerodynamics, Manufacturing, Materials, Product Design.


Our mission is simply to create the best possible sports clothing on the planet, with no compromises to performance for elite-level sport. Vorteq is a TotalSim company and grows upon its experience as a leader in the world of performance sport aerodynamics. The Vorteq team is passionate about performance and through our experience in elite level aerodynamics we aim to provide an advantage to our customers.

We are looking for a Graduate Research and Development Engineer with a passion for sport to join our team, working on a range of cutting-edge projects.

Research and Development

  • Prepare and execute scientific tests with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Conduct wind tunnel testing on fabric samples, mannequins and athletes.
  • Produce concise and well-written technical reports.
  • Liaise and communicate with high-profile athletes, National Federations and external R&D teams.
  • Collaborate to create innovative solutions.
  • Have the ability to problem solve and create novel solutions.

Communication and Relationships

  • Communicate effectively with other areas of the business.
  • Liaise with internal and third-party specialists when required.
  • Present research to the internal engineering team or clients.


  • Minimum 2.1 degree in a STEM subject.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.
  • Competent in MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
  • An interest in cycling or sport is highly desirable.


  • Salary £26,500
  • Holiday = 25 days/year
  • Sick days = 10 over a rolling 12mo period, then SSP
  • Pension = workplace pension scheme in place (with employer contrib 3% if employee pays in 5% as per standard rules). 
  • Option to divert that into a private pension where we would also pass on any employer’s NI contributions.
  • Other = Cycle to work scheme, 10-cubed scheme (after 10yrs service a one off 10 days hols and £10k), free parking, currently trialling a scheme with flexible start times and lunch (but still 8hrs/day), various team building events

Must be eligible to work in the UK.

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  • Deadline
    July 18th, 2024
  • Salary
    £26,500 + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above
  • Location
    Silverstone (Northampton)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Aerodynamics
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
  • Product Design
Also Accepting...
  • All STEM disciplines
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