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CAE Analyst

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Salary: Market related

Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 29 Jun 2018

Reference: 35403 - Apex CG

Position Description:

  • Development of cockpit performance for new products using CAE to meet defined performance targets, support design confirmation, support physical test definition and achieve test-to-CAE correlation.
  • Operating in a small team, including some level of planning and controlling delivery of work.
  • Work effectively with design teams to develop solutions within defined deadlines and time constraints.
  • Have an awareness of potential design constraints (packaging, manufacturing etc.) and ensure due consideration is given in developing solutions.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to carry out automotive component performance development using CAE codes (LS-Dyna explicit is essential. Additional knowledge of LS-Dyna implicit and Optistruct/Nastran is desirable) and associated pre and post processing software (Oasys suite preferred) to meet defined performance targets and support design confirmation, conduct test support and test-to-CAE correlation
  • Able to run baseline CAE analysis, summarise results and feedback conclusions to the component Lead Engineers in an efficient manner.
  • Able to interpret component requirements, understand design solutions/constraints and define/assess proposals to meet requirements based on sound engineering principles

Experience Required:

  • Demonstration of the knowledge and skills required.
  • Experience of working in the automotive industry preferably with experience of working with Cockpits and plastics.
  • Very competent in automotive component development using engineering experience and CAE tools. Requires supervision and/or assistance only where the issues or situation faced is highly complex and/or business critical.
  • Experience in other fields of development using LS-DYNA may be acceptable if combined with appropriate software skills.
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline.

Experience Preferred:

  • Ability to use ANSA pre-processing tools, Experience of working with ANSA DM Database management.
  • Knowledge and experience of LS-OPT or similar software to develop solutions and optimise designs.
  • Knowledge and experience of NVH software (Nastran, Optistruct) Geometry creation in Catia. Excel macro programming.
  • Familiarity and experience of working practices relating to CAE methods and processes.
  • Familiarity and experience of CAD systems to enable efficient data download Familiarity of IT system