Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Depends on Experience
Job Purpose: CAE analysis for new vehicle programmes
Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
Provide a structural analysis capability and design support to the 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.
Lead the analysis of a range of crash, stiffness and/or strength load cases throughout the programme. Other analysis capabilities including designing for durability and NVH targets may be required.
The successful candidate will be involved in a range of other tasks including:
Construction of finite element analysis models within existing naming, numbering and model construction processes;
Assist 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;
Provide support to the Body Engineering CAD teams, including advice on geometry, materials and fixings;
Provide support for PMT and PMST functions as necessary.
Degree in Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical Engineering or similar
Experience using LS-Dyna Explicit, LS-DYNA Implicit and Nastran or Optistruct
Working knowledge of world safety standards and test procedures
Knowledge of materials used in the high-performance automotive or aerospace sectors, e.g. aluminium alloys and carbon composites
Skills & Abilities:
Hands-on experience of FE pre- and post-processing software (e.g. Hyperworks, Oasys suite, Ansa, Medina Mesher, etc.)
Ability to manage and oversee lesser experienced CAE Engineers