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Race Car Engineer

Paul Monaghan has a desk with a computer just like the rest of us, but instead of splitting his time between there and the conference room, he splits it between there and the racetrack.

He’s the head of car engineering for the Red Bull Racing Formula One team, which means he oversees the build of the car and troubleshoots whenever anything goes wrong. And, of course, there’s a lot of travel involved, given that Formula One races are held all over the world.

How did he get here? He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K., got his first job at Aston Martin Honda, spent a decade with McLaren Racing and is now with Red Bull Racing.

His coolest day? “I would say winning the World Championship last year was pretty cool!” Monaghan said. “It makes all the long hours and hard work worth it.”

Source: Red Bull Racing