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Principal CFD Engineer

​Our Engineering Consultancy client are seeking a Principal CFD Engineer to join their business. The key objective of this role is to provide Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis support to engineering programmes and help support the CFD team including traditional internal combustion engine CFD and electrification topics. You will co-ordinate group direction and process development for new technology and software.

Key duties

• To perform analysis of the fluid flow in engine and battery systems and components to support project and customer requirements

• To carry out fluid analysis using hand calculations and spreadsheets where required but principally using CFD

• To liaise with customers, project teams and sub-contractors

• To present results and recommendations of the analysis to the customer

• To help prepare quotations and develop timing plans

• To monitor project progress and provide feedback to project leaders

• To provide guidance to other members of the CFD team offering coaching and support where necessary

• To help develop the companies CFD analysis capabilities

• To represent the analysis function in multi discipline projects

Qualifications & Experience

• A MEng/BEng in Mechanical, Automotive or Aerospace Engineering is desirable

• Relevant experience of applying CFD analysis techniques in an appropriate engineering environment

• Experience of steady state and transient CFD analysis for both incompressible and compressible fluids

• A high level of computer literacy

• Knowledge of general engineering fundamentals

• Good knowledge of CFD techniques including multi-phase and transient moving geometry simulation

• Numerical and analytical skills

• Ability to read, understand and interpret engineering drawings

• A high level of proficiency in a major CFD code preferably StarCCM+ and/or Converge