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CAE Engineer – Durability in Warwick, Warwickshire



Warwick, Warwickshire





Gordon Murray Technologies combines the expertise of visionary designers and engineers to bring disruptive technologies and low environmental impact innovations to the mobility sector. Critical to the implementation of iStream Superlight are integral modules and systems engineered by Gordon Murray Electronics which deliver a range of electrical functionalities - these technologies also being scaleable to serve the delivery demands of any specific platform configuration.

With multiple sites in Shalford and Warwick, the Gordon Murray Technologies continues to grow with multiple vehicle programmes currently in development. As a result, we currently have exciting opportunities for a CAE Engineer - Durability to join our Vehicle Attributes Team in Warwick.


Your primary responsibility will be to use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to help guide the design and achieve component and assembly targets for mass, stiffness and durability. You will be expected to perform linear and non-linear analyses.

The role will include build of full vehicle FE models and subsystems, loadcase derivation, analysis set-up and execution, post-processing of results to generate design recommendations.

You will be expected to liaise with the design, development, project management, commercial, prototype and production manufacturing teams, technical partners and suppliers to ensure the designs meet the requirements for timing, performance, manufacturability and cost.

Additionally, you will support R&D activities and the development of tools and techniques to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the analysis department.

Experience and Qualifications:

It is anticipated that you will be an engineer with experience experience at least 2 years experience in the automotive industry. You should have an engineering degree and experience working within a team environment.

You will be expected to have a solid understanding of fundamental Durability theory and how to apply this to achieve programme goals. A good working knowledge of whole vehicle design and vehicle sub-systems is essential.

The following attributes are essential:

  • Demonstrable experience using FEA techniques to predict the stiffness, strength and fatigue of structures
  • Hand calculations to support the FE analysis
  • Experience of analysing test data and correlation to CAE results
  • Competent in using Optistruct, Abaqus, nCode, Hypermesh, ANSA or equivalent software
  • Clear and effective communication skills with internal and external clients
  • Excellent problem solver, capable of thinking "outside the box"
  • Quick learner with good time management skills
  • Ability to achieve cost, weight and technical targets within specified timescales

The following attributes are desirable:

  • Experience of automotive NVH test and development work, ability to interpret test data and provide guidance for design teams.
  • Experience of bush analysis.
  • Experience of benchmarking vehicles and subjective assessments
  • Ability to develop data cards for metal and composite materials
  • Experience of Motorsport or Supercar engineering programmes
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards chartered status desirable

What's on Offer:


This vacancy is being advertised by Optamor Limited. Optamor is a specialist Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider. We provide a flexible full recruitment solution which takes care of all recruitment requirements from planning to on-boarding. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 594_1715766758
Date posted 15 May 2024

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CAE Engineer – Durability

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