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Propulsion CAE Engineer

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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 14 Jul 2022

Reference: 5569

Propulsion CAE Engineer
Shift: Days – 40 hours per week

Reporting to the Propulsion CAE Manager, this role will work with the design and system engineers to define the engine, electric drive and driveline hardware and controls software required to deliver the electric drive performance, efficiency and drivability targets.

The Engineer will develop the simulation methodology, models and test methods and perform the analysis to ensure that the Propulsion Systems component targets are consistently delivered in an integrated manner with minimum risk to the business. This may include linear FEA, thermal analysis, fatigue analysis and dynamic analysis (modal and forced response).


The duties and responsibilities of the Propulsion CAE engineer:

  • Perform 3D mechanical / structural / thermo-mechanical analysis and model validation using a range of methods and techniques for Propulsion systems such as engine, transmission, eAxle, eMotors, battery (ESS), HV power electronics, intake, exhaust, etc
  • Perform modal analysis and fatigue analysis for Propulsion systems
  • Collaborate in the definition of the hardware and software specifications for the Propulsion, so that the Propulsion Systems Performance, Efficiency and Drivability attributes are met
  • Working closely with Platform Design, Development, Controls, and vehicle attribute teams to develop simulation models and communication methods that result in an integrated approach to propulsion and vehicle attribute delivery
  • Develop additional Propulsion CAE capabilities as required to bring value-added analysis ‘in-house’ where possible
  • Developing simulation models to perform robust engineering investigations and use output to influence engineering designs and/or business decisions
  • Ownership and development and maintenance of data / model management and version control systems
  • Preparation and presentation of material for external and internal project status reviews


The ideal experience for the Propulsion CAE engineer:

  • Knowledge of high-performance hybrid / electric powertrains
  • Experienced in mechanical / structural analysis for propulsion systems, using 3D tools, such as Abaqus, HyperMesh, OptiStruct, Ansys, Nastran or equivalent
  • Experience in Vibration and Fatigue analysis for propulsion systems such as Engine, ESS, Transmission, eAxles, eMotors and Power Electronics
  • Experienced in a simulation, analysis & development environment – model architecture definition, tool-chain setup, model and boundary condition set up, data processing and reporting
  • Knowledge of Propulsion Systems component testing, test set up, instrumentation, logging, fault analysis, data processing and reporting
  • A good level of technical knowledge & experience of vehicle simulation and test methodologies


The ideal Propulsion CAE engineer candidate:

  • A passion for high performance electric drive engineering
  • Good team skills, willingness to work cross-functionally with excellent communication skills
  • Well organised and independent – able to work constructively with minimal supervision
  • A positive, proactive attitude with a high level of self motivation to deliver excellence
  • A willingness to engage in debate and discussion, and to listen and see others’ points of view
  • Ability to communicate clearly with design and development groups 
  • Delivery focused – with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
  • Able to remain focused under pressure


To show your interest in the Propulsion CAE engineer role please Apply Now with a copy of your CV, should you be successfully shortlisted a member of our Team will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.