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CAE Engineer - NVH/Stiffness

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/01/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (12/02/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A luxury Automotive OEM based in the West Midlands. After continued growth & success there are a number of new exciting engineering projects underway and we currently have requirements for experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
CAE NVH analysis support for new vehicle programme.
Provide a structural analysis capability and design support to the Body Engineering team entailing the use of CAE tools and other calculation methods to assist in the design of components, systems and full vehicle to meet performance, weight and cost targets.
The role is primarily based around analysing and designing the next generation of Aston Martin platform, although supporting current programmes may also be required. The successful candidate will own and lead the analysis and optimisation of a range of NVH, stiffness and strength load cases throughout the programme. Other analysis capabilities including designing for durability and crash targets are a useful advantage.
The successful candidate will naturally also be involved in a range of other tasks including;
- Construction of finite element analysis models within existing naming, numbering and model construction processes.

- Generate the modal alignment charts and determine global vehicle stiffness targets.

- Assist elsewhere in target setting process, including development of Design Specifications.

- Responsibility for leading the Failure Mode Avoidance (FMA) process and ensuring that components/systems meet all relevant targets.

- Selection of appropriate CAE hardware and software systems and development of CAE methods.

- Provide support to the Body Engineering CAD teams, including advice on geometry, materials and fixings.

- Provide support to the Body Development and NVH teams in the preparation and witness of tests.

- Provide support for PMT and PMST functions as necessary

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree in Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical Engineering or similar.
Extensive experience of using Nastran.
Extensive experience in the automotive industry with a broad knowledge of automotive engineering design and manufacturing, particularly relating to body structures.
Working knowledge of NVH testing and an excellent understanding of mechanical engineering theory and practice with the ability to construct a full vehicle NVH model from scratch.
Knowledge of materials used in the high-performance automotive or aerospace sectors, e.g. aluminium alloys and carbon composites
Hands-on experience of FE pre and post processing software (e.g. Hyperworks, Oasys suite, etc.)
Have the ability to construct a coupled structural /acoustic cavity model from scratch.
Basic knowledge of CAD tools (preferably NX) and the ability to manage and oversee CAE Engineers.
Knowledge and understanding to generate stiffness, strength and NVH load cases for all vehicle systems.
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