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Lead CAE Engineer - Crash

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/02/2015
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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 Crash Analysis Support.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
•Provide a structural analysis capability and design support to the Body Engineering team. This will entail 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 of a range of crash, stiffness and strength load cases throughout the programme. Other analysis capabilities including designing for durability and NVH 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;
•Assist 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;
•Provide support to the Body Engineering CAD teams, including advice on geometry, materials and fixings;
•Provide support for PMT and PMST functions as necessary

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Degree in Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical Engineering or similar.
•Postgraduate degree in Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical Engineering or similar.
•A minimum of three years of experience using LS-Dyna and Nastran/LS-Dyna Implicit.
•A minimum of five years of experience in the automotive industry with a broad knowledge of automotive engineering design and manufacturing, particularly relating to body structures and interior trim.
•Working knowledge of world safety standards and test procedures.
•Excellent understanding of mechanical engineering theory and practice.
•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, Ansa, Medina Mesher, etc.)
•Have the ability to construct a full vehicle crash model from scratch.
•Ability to manage and oversee lesser experienced CAE Engineers.
•Basic knowledge of CAD
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