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CAE Analyst/CAD Engineer- chassis division

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/11/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
Highly competitive hourly rate on offer!

CAD & CAE(FEA) Engineer in the spec "Within Suspension Systems Architecture the Structural Mounting System team has responsibility for Design and Delivery of Engine & Transmission mounting brackets". A high level CAD Engineer, with strong CAE/FEA Analysis experience, is required to produce detailed 3D models and 2D drawings for these components and release through teamcentre. This predominantly involves design in context of complex castings and occasionally fabrications requiring the CAD Engineer to create geometry in both solids and surfaces and interpret and conduct CAE analysis to iterate the designs.

Skills Required:
1. Proven ability to use CATIA V5 for both solid and surface modelling
2. Proven ability of interpretation of and ability to conduct CAE stress and durability analysis to iterate and optimise designs
3. Proven ability to produce detailed engineering drawings.

Experience Required:
- 5+ years CAD Engineering of components, plus several years' experience conducting stress & durability analysis
- Proven ability to use CATIA V5 for both solid and surface modelling
- Proven ability to conduct and interpret CAE stress and durability analysis (Abaqus, Optistrut, Hypermesh, nCode (fatigue)) to iterate and optimise designs
- Proven ability to produce detailed engineering drawings including application of appropriate GD&T
- Working knowledge of manufacturing processes used in aluminium HPDC and fabricated bracket construction and ability to design for manufacturing compatibility (castings, sheet metal)
- Degree-level engineering qualification or equivalent
- IT Skills - Microsoft software skills, excel, power point, etc.

Experience Preferred:
- Proven problem solving skills
- Ability to react quickly to change
- Knowledge of DFMEA, Engineering Specifications and Design Verification Plans (DVP)

Additional Information :
Chassis Engineering is responsible for the design and release of a number of key vehicle systems: Suspension Systems Architecture (SSA), Suspension System Tuning (SST), Braking, Steering Wheels and Tyres (SWAT) and Axle Concepts and Chassis System Integration (AC&CSI). The Suspension System Architecture (SSA) team is responsible for the design, analysis and release of vehicle chassis structural components including suspension links, knuckles, bearings, bushes and frames. This includes developing and implementing system and component strategies, developing detailed designs and delivering Engineering sign-off against customer requirements. Engine & Transmission Structural Mounting Systems are relatively simple parts, however they have significant interactions with other parts, and vehicle attributes. Delivery of these components and systems is an essential element in delivering successful and profitable programmes."

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

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