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Lead CAE Analyst- Automotive Structures

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 25/01/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Our client is a highly-reputable designer and manufacturer of sports and racing cars. Due to rapid expansion and growth, we are now looking for an experienced and passionate Lead Structures CAE Engineer to support with the development of the cars of the future.

Primary purpose of the role is to perform stiffness, strength and durability analysis to support client and external client projects. When required, to lead a CAE team to deliver simulation support to a vehicle project. You will work with the design teams to ensure vehicle, system and component targets are met from the concept stage through to detailed design and also to provide physical test support and correlation.

* A secure, permanent position which offers long-term career development opportunities
* The opportunity to work for one of the oldest sports car manufacturers in the UK
* Security of working with a thriving OEM which is rapidly growing
* Immediate start available

*Delivery of accurate, timely and directional analysis results.
*Model build, analysis, results interrogation, interpretation and recommendation .
*Support design process using stiffness, strength and durability analysis at appropriate level of detail for improving component, system or vehicle performance to meet targets.
*Development of simulation material models from test data and material data sheets
*Presentation of CAE results and recommendations to cross-functional audience up to director level
*Report writing
*Leadership of sub-teams on vehicle projects responsible for delivery of all CAE activities to support Project timing and budget. This may also include overseeing outsourced activities and will also include overseeing other analysis types such as crash analysis.
*Contribution towards the development and delivery of the department's strategic goals
*Proficient data retention practices for CAE data and documentation

Essential Skills & Experience:
*Stiffness/Strength/Durability analysis on at least 4 major projects at OEM or Tier 1 level from concept to production. Experience of different material types (eg metallic, composite and adhesive)
*Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent
*Highly proficient at using Altair Hypermesh and or MSC Patran, MSC/Nastran, MSC/Marc and MSC/fatigue or similar.
*Capability to think in 3D and use of classical methods.
*Proficient in the use of MS/Office tools - Word/Excel/Powerpoint
*Adaptable, team player, self motivated and good leadership qualities

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