Ex Mercedes Chief Strategist Vowles joined the Grove team as team leader this year, with his official start date being February 20.
So far, he has used his short tenure to rank 10th in a team that currently does not have a full-time technical director to lead car development for the season.
Vowles believes the nine-time constructor champion, bought by US investment firm Dorilton Capital in 2020, will complete its reorganization in the coming months as it seeks to rebuild “from the ground up”.
He said: “In the direction, (we are) sure where we are going. We are in a good position to get what we need in terms of technical structure.
“There is nothing to talk about right now, but hopefully in the next few months.
“Behind the scenes there is a reorganization going on all the time and the pressure points are really trying to squeeze the team and understand where we have strengths and where we have weaknesses.
“It’s an ongoing process that will take years, not months.”
WITH Williams having failed to finish in the top half of the Constructors’ Championship since 2017, Vowles believes the team will use its heritage and financial backing to market itself to potential engineers.
James Vowles, team principal of Williams Racing
This will form part of what he said will be a full-scale rebuild as the team is able to “break what exists” to climb the competitive order.
Vowles said: “The bottom line is that we are in a position where we can break down what exists and rebuild it from the foundation, from the ground up, to a solid mechanism.
“We have finances, we have investments that are available to us, as do many teams. But regardless, they are available to us at the moment.
“We have the willingness and willingness to compromise even this year and next year if need be and as required to make sure we make the jump back to the front of the field.
“It’s a harder decision if you’re racing for fifth or sixth in the championship, but a lot easier when you’re Williams.
“Then you have an inheritance. It doesn’t take long to walk around (the Grove museum) and look at all the championship cars to realize the heritage this team comes from.”