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Senior CAE Engineer - Body Composites

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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 01 Dec 2021

Reference: 5199

Senior CAE Engineer - Body Composites

Location: Woking, Surrey

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior CAE Engineer to join our client, who is a manufacturer of breath-taking high-performance road cars.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the definition, development, and validation of Body Structures Analysis with a focus on Composite Structures. The role covers maintaining, analysing, and reporting on components and sub-system models and defining and managing the simulation and data analysis plan across all programs.

Senior CAE Engineer Principal Accountabilities

     The engineer will lead the BiW CAE analysis and work with project engineers to assess risk on new projects and develop plans to manage this risk thought virtual and physical test activities.

     Supervise external CAE partners to ensure that all CAE analysis conforms to company procedures, industry best practice and global regulations.

     Responsible for Body Structures analysis model build and the development of simulation methodology.

     Understanding FE model performance, analysis of test data and basic engineering principles, will allow the engineer to develop robust models to assist the design and development activities of the vehicle program.

     Determine the most efficient engineering techniques and deliver maximum value to program, through an optimised modelling approach.

     Develop relationships with academia, software and hardware suppliers and key consultancies.

Senior CAE Engineer Skills and Experience

     Experience of metallic and composite materials

     Knowledge of various vehicle systems is essential.

     Experience of working with and translating composite process development simulation to product development (CPD-CAE)

     Advanced knowledge of Hyperworks, Abaqus and LS-Dyna is required, Optistruct is beneficial

     Minimum 5 years of experience in automotive product development or project leadership function

     Good knowledge of Composite Structures processes with focus on PrePreg and RTM technologies

     Experience in testing measurements and data postprocessing would be beneficial

     Good knowledge of validation, verification and testing process

     Good knowledge of component development durability and quality principles

     Good knowledge of stress analysis of composite, metal and mixed material structures

     Experience in CAE simulation of composite structures

     Good knowledge of Stress experimental methodology

     Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree 2:1 or above


We’re looking to speak with suitable Senior CAE Engineer candidates as soon as possible.

Apply now with a copy of your CV to discuss this position with a member of our team