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Senior Engineer, Durability CAE

Senior Engineer, Durability CAE

Job Title: Senior Engineer, Durability CAE
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Norfolk
Salary: £Market Rates
Start Date: asap
Reference: GF4645
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 13, 2019 09:14

Job Description

Senior Engineer, Durability CAE
Market salaries and bens

Our Automotive OEM is looking to grow their CAE department across Crash, Durability and Safety. This role is for a Senior Engineer, Durability CAE and they are seeking someone with stiffness, strength and durability CAE analysis experience.

Duties / Responsibilities:
Primary purpose of the role is to perform stiffness, strength and durability analysis to support the business and external client projects.
As a member of the durability CAE team the successful candidate will be responsible for delivery relevant analysis results to support the development of projects for the business and external clients. The successful candidate will work with the design teams to ensure vehicle, system and component targets are met from the concept stage through to detailed design and to physical test support and correlation.
What is expected to be delivered and what action will this require?
Delivery of accurate, timely and directional analysis results
Model build, analysis, results interrogation, interpretation and recommendation
Support design process using stiffness, strength and durability analysis at appropriate level of detail for improving component, system or vehicle performance to meet targets
Development of simulation material models from test data and material data sheets
Presentation of CAE results and recommendations to cross-functional audience up to director level
Report writing
Overseeing outsourced activities in appropriate analysis types
Contribution towards the development and delivery of the department's strategic goals
Proficient data retention practices for CAE data and documentation

Qualifications and Experience

Essential Criteria:
Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent
Stiffness/Strength/Durability analysis on at least 3 major projects at OEM or Tier 1 level from concept to production
Experience of different material types (eg metallic, composite and adhesive)
Highly proficient at using Hypermesh and or Patran, Nastran, Optistruct, Marc and MSC/Fatigue or similar
Capability to think in 3D and use of classical methods
Proficient in the use of MS/Office tools- Word/Excel/PowerPoint
Automotive OEM or Tier 1 employment
Good leadership qualities

Desirable Criteria:
Knowledge of the attributes and challenges of analysing multi-material vehicle structures including riv-bonded aluminium, composite and steel structures
Understanding of optimisation techniques
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