CAE Engineer - Vehicle Structural Analysis

Role: CAE Engineer - Vehicle Structural Analysis

Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Salary: £30,000 to £36,000 (dependent on proven ability) + bens


Leading automotive engineering consultancy is seeking a CAE Engineer to work on a broad variety of vehicle analysis projects.

My client is looking for a vehicle finite element analysis engineer based in Leamington Spa, to be responsible for performing a range of vehicle based structural analysis activities, from full vehicle level to chassis and body subsystems.  

The variety of projects which the vehicle CAE team supports varies from performance passenger cars, commercial trucks and military vehicles, to novel low carbon concept projects. The engineer must have knowledge of one of more of the following CAE tools: Hyperworks, Nastran, Abaqus, Radioss.


The Role:

To work within a growing vehicle analysis team supporting the design and development of vehicle chassis systems, powertrain systems and body structures for a wide range of vehicles

The types of analysis typically undertaken within the team include static and dynamic stiffness, fatigue, optimization, linear and non-linear stress, modal, system noise and vibration, and crash. Specialism in all of these areas is not essential

Define component concept designs through optimization and a CAE lead design process

Fine tune designs and perform extensive virtual validation through the use of detailed assembly models including interfaces, joints, preloads and measured data as appropriate

Prepare technical reports

Support the test teams for durability, NVH, crash etc as required 

Liaison with our customers and the internal project team as required

Ensure compliance with all standards including customer and legislative

Assist with technique development


The ideal candidate will:

Have experience of supporting vehicle design development through FEA, from concept level to highly detailed production intent levels

Have experience of at least one of the following key software tools: Hyperworks, Ansa, Nastran, Abaqus, Radioss

Knowledge of typical chassis system / vehicle attributes and the appropriate legislative requirements

Have initiative and be flexible to support the wide range of project which the vehicle team undertakes

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Vacancy Details

Posted: 10/07/2017

Ref No: 3688

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK

Salary: £30000.00 - 36000.00 per annum

Contact: Paul Frisby

Call us on: +44 (0)1329 828 007