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  • Job reference: RMS0179657

CFD Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 16/05/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
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The Role:

Responsible for meshing full vehicle geometries, running CFD cases and doing data analyses. The candidate must to have solid, proven experience in using CFD methods. Good knowledge of CATIA and proficient user of ANSA and PowerFlow. Able to process Aerodynamic, Aeroacoustic and Thermal management cases.

Deliver Engineering systems and components to meet the requirements of the Project Description Brochure.
Responsible for the specification, test and validation plan to achieve the cost, weight, timing and quality targets for the project. Achieve engineering signoff for systems and components in area of responsibility.


Ability to lead , define, improve and develop standard of the following for specific performance attribute and technology area of responsibility:

  • Use and development of acoustic test procedures and measurement techniques & technologies
  • Data acquisition and processing, archive, data management
  • Data analysis and ability to write technical summary report to identify status, conclusions, concerns and recommendations
  • Engineering test & validation planning, status release and sign off for systems and components
  • Subjective assessment and correlation to objective status
  • Design and develop acoustic parts and systems specifications
  • Generate acoustic design guidelines

Ability to lead, proactively challenge, influence and manage requirements in the following for specific attribute:

  • Plan, prioritise and manage own and team project-related activities
  • Cross functional working with other areas of the business.
  • Design & Concept reviews for achieving project deliverables
  • Influence selection and liaison with relevant suppliers/agencies for progressing project tasks - can define RFQ and manage outsource work
  • Influence selection and lead part & system suppliers/agencies to achieve attribute performance requirements or progressing project deliverables
  • Understanding of financial consequences and working within financial constraints of their development role in the organisation
  • Knowledge and understanding of value engineering
  • Reporting of project status for area of responsibility in cross functional and project teams
  • Status & Risk Management- identify, escalate and propose resolution

Ability to lead complex problem investigations and countermeasure development and influence X-business, and applying problem solving techniques & tools in the following for specific performance attribute:

  • Analysis and management of multiple design related issues to identify the root cause.
  • Solve Highly complex Engineering and design related problems
  • Solve and manage engineering and technical design problems
  • Design of Experiment - ability to identify variables, define, execute and modify to achieve and maximise acoustic, time and cost requirements

Ability to lead, develop and demonstrate for specific performance attribute:

  • Keeping up-to-date with technologies within area of responsibility, sharing technical knowledge
  • Development and use of tools for acoustic development of attribute by relevant Simulation Engineering (e.g. - LMS, FEA, CAD, SEA, CAE, CFD, GT Power etc.)
  • Liaison and development of working relationship with group partners - establish and maintain working relationship to develop active project, technology, platform information

Able to work effectively in the internal and cross functional team. Ability to establish, maintain and lead contribution in delivering team objectives by demonstrating a 'leading' ability in:


  • It is essential to have proven experience in using CFD methods
  • Ability to communicate at various levels across the company in different forums
  • Design and development skills
  • Ability to influence colleagues within your area of responsibility
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Good analytical skills. Good communications skills .
  • Good time management skills and ability to assess workload priorities


  • Significant advanced knowledge of: Design and development; Test and measurement; Engineering drawings; Software tools
  • Understanding of Product Emergence Process (PEP)
  • Good knowledge of CATIA.
  • Experience in meshing of full vehicle geometry using meshing software tools, preferably ANSA.
  • Proven experience in using commercial CFD codes, preferably using the PowerFLOW suite.
  • Primarily with a knowledge of setting up Aerodynamic cases with Aeroacoustic or Thermal management cases as a secondary skill.

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

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.