lead engineer cae structure in norwich

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£ 42,000 per year
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norwich, east of england
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£ 42,000 per year
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Are you a self motivated individual that can work either on your own or part of a team? Are you a Lead Engineer that is looking for the next big opportunity!? If so, this is going to be a great position to progress you career.

Job Description

Primary purpose of the role is to perform stiffness, strength and durability analysis to support our company and external client projects. When required, to lead a CAE team to deliver simulation support to a vehicle project.

As a member of the Structure team the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering relevant analysis results to support the development of projects for our cars and external clients. The successful candidate will work with the design teams to ensure vehicle, system and component targets are met from the concept stage through to detailed design and to physical test support and correlation.

Delivery of accurate, timely and directional analysis results.

Model build, analysis, results interrogation, interpretation and recommendation .

Support design process using stiffness, strength and durability analysis at appropriate level of detail for improving component, system or vehicle performance to meet targets.

Development of simulation material models from test data and material data sheets

Presentation of CAE results and recommendations to cross-functional audience up to director level

Report writing

Leadership of sub-teams on vehicle projects responsible for delivery of all CAE activities to support Project timing and budget. This may also include overseeing outsourced activities and will also include overseeing other analysis types such as crash analysis.

Contribution towards the development and delivery of the department's strategic goals

Proficient data retention practices for CAE data and documentation

Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria):


* Stiffness/Strength/Durability analysis on at least 4 major projects at OEM or Tier 1 level from concept to production. Experience of different material types (eg metallic, composite and adhesive)
* Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent
* Highly proficient at using Altair Hypermesh and or MSC Patran, MSC/Nastran, MSC/Marc and MSC/fatigue or similar.
* Capability to think in 3D and use of classical methods.
* Proficient in the use of MS/Office tools - Word/Excel/Powerpoint
* Automotive OEM or Tier 1 employment.
* Adaptable, team player, self motivated and good leadership qualities


* Knowledge of the attributes and challenges of analysing multi-material vehicle structures including riv-bonded aluminium, composite and steel structures.
* Understanding of vehicle test instrumentation. Powertrain stiffness/durability analysis experience.
* Component and vehicle crash analysis

Other information:

Occasional travel maybe required to support test activities or attend seminars and conferences.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.





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