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Finite Element/CAE Analyst- Body Components

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/01/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
- Lead development of Automotive Body Components/Systems using engineering knowledge and experience combined with Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) techniques, to meet Safety, Durability, and NVH performance targets
- Run CAE analysis, summarise results and feedback conclusions to the CAE Lead Engineers in an efficient manner
- Work effectively with design teams to develop and optimise solutions considering multi-attributes within defined deadlines and time constraints
- Have some product knowledge and awareness of potential design constraints (packaging, manufacturing etc.) and ensure due consideration is given in developing solutions
- Coordinate and lead the feedback of results as required through design / project reviews
- Support design reviews with key stakeholders: COC component design teams, PAT teams, packaging teams, JLR Programme teams
- Liaise with all internal customers of our business as well as offshore operations where necessary
- Support the continual development of tools and techniques which enhance capability, improve quality and robustness of Virtual models.

Skills Required:
- Working knowledge of CAE methodologies
- Competent in the use of explicit and/or implicit software and associated pre and post processing packages e.g. o Hyperworks v13 / v14 for Pre/Post-Processing (or Ansa/Metapost); Oasys software's; Primer, T/HIS & D3Plot; Optistruct (or MSC Nastran ¿ SOL101, 103, 108, 111, and 200); ABAQUS 6.x non-linear (including contacts) - implicit and explicit; Ls_Dyna; NCOde Design Life
- PC Skills - MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint.)
- Previous experience of leading Safety, Durability, and NVH component/system level development using CAE to meet defined performance targets

Experience Required:
- Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred
- Previous experience and background in solving complex technical ideas and challenges
- Previous experience of leading engineering or analytical projects
- Experience in proposing product modifications to improve designs

Experience Preferred:
- Familiarity and experience of working practices relating to CAE methods and processes
- Competent in the use of Optistruct to develop optimised designs, Catia modelling, Macro programming e.g. Excel, TCL, Perl, Python, etc.

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.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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