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FEA Engineer- Structural Analysis

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/08/2019
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Client:
Based in Milton Keynes, this role will be working with a dynamic and ground-breaking company, supporting with the analysis of composite structures for specialist projects. Future opportunities with this company could involve working on high-profile and advanced technologies projects as well as F1, offering a massive breadth of variety.

The Role:
To work on the analysis and development of composites and metallic structures and components, to make structural recommendations to designers during the development process, and to produce reports for completed work.

* To carry out first-stage sizing calculations to enable early decision making.
* To construct detailed FEA models, featuring composites laminates and high performance metals.
* To apply experience of modelling techniques, including linear static, non-linear contact, buckling, normal modes linear and non-linear solvers
* To be familiar with fatigue failure modes, and experienced in carrying out service life calculations.
* To take ownership of assigned projects: requesting data and consulting with Design Engineers where required to carry out each analysis efficiently, and to escalate where issues and/or risks present themselves.
* To supplement FEA studies with hand calculations and engineering reasoning to explain and validate FEA results.
* To seek opportunities for mass reduction and product optimisation, including performance, manufacturing and cost.
* To ensure all analyses are concluded with a suitable structural report in a pre-determined format, and to ensure these are complete and signed off.
* To assist the Head of Composites and Structural Analysis in meeting the objectives of the design specification.
* To assist with other design issues where requested to do so.
* To maintain and develop good relations with other members of the design team and production personnel.
* To support the line manager in the implementation of continual improvement initiatives

To hit the ground running in this prestigious team, you will ideally be:
* Proficient in finite element analysis and optimisation of high-performance composite and metallic structures.
* Experienced in analysis for fatigue and defining the service life of high-performance components.
* Experienced in carrying out classical stress calculations, using MS Excel.
* Experienced in CAE/FEA within a motorsport, F1 or high-performance automotive setting

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