CAE Development Engineer - Automotive Closure Systems

Contechs Consulting Limited
16 May 2018
26 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our high profile client in the automotive industry is currently looking to recruit a ‘CAE Development Engineer’ to work at their busy site in Gaydon in the West Midlands.

Position Description:
  • 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."

Skills Required:

  • 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 and background in solving complex technical ideas and challenges
  • Previous experience of Durability, NVH and/or Safety (Bonnet Pedestrian) component/system level development using CAE to meet defined performance targets
  • Competent in the use Abaqus explicit and/or implicit and Nastran/Optistruct/Dyna software and associated pre and post processing packages.
  • Hyperworks ver. 13/14 for Pre/Post-Processing. (or Ansa/Metapost as a suitable alternative)

Experience Required:

  • Ability to work fast and accurately as a member of a small team.
  • PC Skills - Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstration of the knowledge and skills required.
  • Experience of working in the automotive industry.
  • Competent in automotive component development using engineering experience and CAE tools.
  • Requires supervision and/or assistance only where the issues or situation faced is highly complex and/or business critical.
  • 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

Experience Preferred:

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

*Please note: Due to the high level of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted

*All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship or restriction

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