CAE Engineer / Analyst - Automotive - Body Engineering

Seismic Limited
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

CAE Engineer / Analyst - Automotive - Body Engineering

Our client, a global automotive manufacturer with an iconic brand, has made available a contract post for a CAE Analyst within their Body Engineering facility to be based at their Gaydon location.

Key Responsibilities of the CAE Analyst

  • Development of Closure Systems (Doors, Bonnet, Tailgates) and Closure Trim performance for Durability, NVH and Safety attributes using CAE methods to meet defined performance targets.
  • Working with and supporting the Closures Doors and Lids COC teams with component design direction.
  • Support design confirmation, conduct test support and test-to-CAE correlation.
  • Operating in a small team, including support of planning and controlling delivery of work.
  • Able to run baseline CAE analysis, summarise results and feedback conclusions to the component Lead Engineers in an efficient manner.
  • Able to work effectively with design teams to develop solutions within defined deadlines and time constraints.
  • Have an awareness of potential design constraints (packaging, manufacturing etc.) and ensure due consideration is given in developing solutions.

Qualifications and Experience required for the CAE Analyst

  • Ability to carry out automotive component performance development using CAE techniques to meet defined performance targets and support design confirmation, conduct test support and test-to-CAE correlation.
  • Previous experience of Durability, NVH and/or Safety (Bonnet Pedestrian) component/system level development using CAE to meet defined performance targets
  • Experience in other fields of development using Abaqus/Nastran/Optistruct/Dyna may be acceptable if combined with appropriate software skills.
  • Educated to a minimum of degree level in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent technical subject.


  • Use of Optistruct or similar software to develop solutions and optimise designs.
  • Geometry creation in Catia.
  • Excel macro programming.
  • Familiarity and experience of working practices relating to CAE methods and processes.
  • Familiarity and experience of CAD, TCE & Digibuck

To apply, please send us a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Candidates must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted.