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Lead CAE Engineer

A leading automotive OEM is seeking a highly experienced CAE Engineer to join their Gaydon team in the Body division. The opportunity will allow you to work within the UK automotive industry that is known best for premium and sports cars. This famous and iconic manufacturer are offering a long-term contract opportunity that will you to work with their current and future vehicle ranges and lead crash analysis.

Job Description


Location: CV35 - Gaydon, Warwickshire
Rate: £30-32/h
Job Type: Contract
Date Posted: 13th September
Job Title/s: CAE Engineer, Analysis Engineer, Simulation Engineer, Crash Simulation Engineer

An opportunity has arisen within a leading automotive client, based out of their Gaydon Head Office. The role of Lead CAE Engineer is responsible for crash analysis support.

Candidate Requirements:
-Preferably a Degree in Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical Engineering or similar.
- Strong experience using LS-Dyna and Nastran/LS-Dyna Implicit.
-Industry experience in the automotive industry with a broad knowledge of automotive engineering design and manufacturing, particularly relating to body structures and interior trim.
-Working knowledge of world safety standards and test procedures.
-Excellent understanding of mechanical engineering theory and practice.
-Knowledge of materials used in the high-performance automotive or aerospace sectors, e.g. aluminium alloys and carbon composites.
-Hands-on experience of FE pre- and post-processing software (e.g. Hyperworks, Oasys suite, Ansa, Medina Mesher, etc.)
-Have the ability to construct a full vehicle crash model from scratch.
-Ability to manage and oversee lesser experienced CAE Engineers.
-Basic knowledge of CAD tools (preferably NX)
-Must be a quick learner, able to integrate into a successful, dynamic team, have a proactive and positive approach to work.
-Must be able to manage multiple tasks and deliver them to demanding targets and tight deadlines.
-May occasionally be required to travel to support supplier visits, conferences and/or component/full vehicle testing.

-Provide a structural analysis capability and design support to the Body Engineering team. This will entail the use of CAE tools and other calculation methods to assist in the design of components, systems and full vehicle to meet performance, weight and cost targets.
-The role is primarily based around analysing and designing the next generation of Aston Martin platform, although supporting current programmes may also be required.
-The successful candidate will own and lead the analysis of a range of crash, stiffness and strength load cases throughout the programme. Other analysis capabilities including designing for durability and NVH targets are a useful advantage.
-The successful candidate will naturally also be involved in a range of other tasks including:
*Construction of finite element analysis models within existing naming, numbering and model construction processes;
*Assist in target setting process, including development of Design Specifications;
*Responsibility for leading the Failure Mode Avoidance (FMA) process and ensuring that components/systems meet all relevant targets;
*Provide support to the Body Engineering CAD teams, including advice on geometry, materials and fixings;
*Provide support for PMT and PMST functions as necessary.

This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM are award winning experts in technology and engineering recruitment, we fill specialist positions across some of the most competitive technology and engineering industries in the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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I specialise in contract recruitment within the vehicle technologies and automotive industry. I have a broad experience working with automotive OEMs and UK-based consultancies. Recruiting various roles within design, studio, quality and costing; from technician level through to management.

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