Head of Race Engineering Job at Rahal Letterman Lanigan, Zionsville, IN

  • Rahal Letterman Lanigan
  • Zionsville, IN

Job Description

PURPOSE: To coordinate and organize all aspects of the engineering team to optimize the on-track performance of the car at each event throughout the championship. This role will have a significant impact on the direction, culture, and the success of the IndyCar team.


  • Work independently and within a team group to define and deliver performance for races, tests, and simulation events.
  • Responsible for managing the trackside engineering group to prepare and compete at all events and tests in the IndyCar series.
  • Work within the team to collectively develop the engineering capability and knowledge of the team.
  • High-level management skills with a confidence inspiring communicative approach
  • Ability to plan and schedule engineering tasks but also adapt during dynamically changing conditions and circumstances on and off the track.
  • Defines objectives, identifies, and evaluates trends and options, chooses a course of action, and evaluates outcomes.
  • Coaches, counsels, and assign work to the trackside engineering team.
  • Develops, maintains, and enforces processes and procedures.

You must be a strong team player with excellent communication skills, diplomacy, and tenacity. The confidence and poise to make quick, data-driven decisions under extremely tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment is essential to this role.



  • Mechanical Engineering Degree
  • Proven track record in high-level motorsport competition
  • Proved race engineering experience and results in IndyCar racing.
  • Strong science, physics, and data-driven background
  • In-depth knowledge of vehicle dynamics and control systems
  • Organizational skills; keeping detailed notes and summarizing outcomes and next steps.
  • Ability to perform in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Data analysis software and simulation software skills
  • Ability to think outside the box.

This position is best suited for an engaging, dynamic, high-energy individual. Travel is required for all IndyCar races as well as some track and other development tests.

Job Tags

Full time,

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