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E1 Launches Engineering Program

With six months to go until the RaceBirds compete in the inaugural season of the UIM E1 World Championship, the event organisers have launched an exciting Engineering Programme to be part of the global celebration of sport and purpose.

With up to ten teams competing on identical electric race boats in up to seven races across the Middle East and Europe, the search has been launched for up to eight Team Performance Engineers to support the pilots, crews, and competing teams.

The E1 Team Performance Engineers will oversee the management and analysis of the RaceBird’s data, liaising with drivers to improve performance. Overall, the team engineers will be responsible for the high-level assessment of each RaceBird’s systems and operations on the water.

“The Yacht Club de Monaco’s ambition is to be a major player in the drive for sustainability, as evidenced by the annual Monaco Energy Boat Challenge. Launched a decade ago, today the event is the only one to bring the main industry players together with engineering students to progress alternative propulsion which everyone can discuss in open source. Moving forward together is a key element of bringing about environmental transition. Monaco has been at the heart of yachting as early as 1904, when the Principality was already organising the first powerboat meetings. We must move toward more eco-responsible yachting for our planet, our oceans and the new generation.” Said Bernard d’Alessandri, General Secretary and Managing Director of the Yacht Club de Monaco.

STEM students and young professionals from across the world are invited to apply for the positions via the E1 World Championship website. The RaceBird engineering team will also be present at the upcoming Job Forum on July 6th in Monaco, part of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge, where the RaceBird will be on the water of one of the world iconic harbours that will be part of the first racing season.

“As an engineer, I am passionate about building a world class team of engineering talent to ensure the performance and safety of the RaceBirds during our first season of the UIM E1 World Championship. We are seeking bright, young, entrepreneurial leaders who want to be part of an exciting journey to accelerate technological change in water transportation and join us in bringing excitement, entertainment, and education to waterfront cities around the world. We are especially proud to be launching our Engineering Programme in Monaco in partnership with the Yacht Club, valued E1 partners who will host a race in 2024.” Said Rodi Basso, Co-Founder & CEO of E1.

E1 are seeking engineers with experience in using motorsport data analysis tools, such as McLaren ATLAS software or similar (MoTeC i2, Cosworth Pi Toolbox, WinTAX, WinDARAB). Key to the role will be the ability to analyse time sensitive data and spot trends, as well as good communication skills, and the ability to translate analytical observations to physical attributes. Overall, applicants will need to have a proactive approach, a keen desire to learn essentials, a willingness to travel and the ability to deal with high pressure time critical environments.

“Having had the experience of launching two electric racing championships, I know how integral engineering and technology is to a successful championship. As well as becoming change makers in the marine industry, we want to inspire younger generations to shape our engineers of the future. The young talent in our Engineering Programme will be given an incredible opportunity to become part of an E1 team and gain first hand experience with competitive racing in Season 1, which they can then hopefully transfer into sustainable commercial vessels.” Said Alejandro Agag, Co-Founder & Chairman of E1.

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