Expert CAE NVH

50000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + GBP50000/annum
02 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Job Purpose:
The purpose of the role is to lead the CAE team NVH capability to deliver programme targets and develop analysis methodologies

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
The key responsibilities and tasks of the role include:

Provide a structural analysis capability and design support to the Body Engineering team. This will entail the use of CAE tools and other calculation methods to assist in the design of components, systems and full vehicle to meet performance, weight and cost targets.
Construction of finite element analysis models within existing naming, numbering and model construction processes;
Generate the modal alignment charts and determine global vehicle stiffness targets
Liaise with NVH attribute team to develop Body targets
Assist elsewhere in target setting process, including development of Design Specifications;
Responsibility for leading the Failure Mode Avoidance (FMA) process and ensuring that components/systems meet all relevant targets;
Selection of appropriate CAE hardware and software systems;
Development of CAE methods and processes;
Provide support to the Body Engineering CAD teams, including advice on geometry, materials and fixings;
Provide support to the Body Development and NVH teams in the preparation and witness of tests;
Provide support for PMT and PMST functions as necessary
The role is primarily based around analysing and designing the next generation of the Company's platform, although supporting current programmes will also be required. The successful candidate will lead the NVH CAE team to deliver analysis and optimisation of a range of NVH, stiffness and strength load cases throughout the programme. Other analysis capabilities including designing for durability and crash targets are a useful advantage.
Qualifications & Experience:
The successful applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:

Engineering Degree in Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical or similar fields
Background in automotive engineering through degree or professional experience
Worked on a minimum of two full vehicle programmes in a NVH CAE lead role - overseeing the work of other engineers
Worked on a minimum of three full vehicle programmes using NASTRAN and/or Optistruct to deliver NVH attribute performance
Worked on a minimum of four full vehicle programmes having experienced a broad knowledge of automotive engineering design and manufacturing, particularly relating to body structures
Excellent understanding of mechanical engineering theory and practice
Knowledge of materials used in the high-performance automotive or aerospace sectors, e.g. aluminium alloys and carbon composites
Ability to construct a full vehicle NVH model from scratch
Hands-on experience of FE pre- and post-processing software (e.g. Hyperworks, Oasys suite, etc.)
Ability to construct a coupled structural /acoustic cavity model from scratch
Ability to manage and oversee CAE Engineers
Have the knowledge and understanding to generate stiffness, strength and NVH load cases for all vehicle systems
Effective in communication: verbal and written
Be able to deal with high levels of uncertainty
Excellent presentation skills
Be able to integrate into a developing and dynamic team
Keen to take on challenge whilst having a proactive and positive approach to work
Be able to manage multiple tasks and deliver them to demanding targets and tight deadlines
Good facilitator, problem solver and able to police systems and encourage compliance.

Postgraduate degree in Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical Engineering or similar
Working knowledge of CAD tools (preferably NX)