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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
  • Time left:
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    (20/09/19)
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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.

Accountabilities:
* 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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