Senior Development Engineer - NVH










Andreea Ion

01268 582900

Position Title: Senior Development Engineer - NVH

Duration: Permanent

Location: Surrey

• Our Client currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Development Engineer - NVH to join our Design, Development and Engineering Centre based in Shalford, Surrey.

• To take responsibility for specifying, preparing, monitoring, analysing and reporting of all activities related to the build, test, development and validation of the vehicle development and attribute systems.
• To work, closely with the Development build teams to ensure that vehicles are built to the required specification and prepared for test.
• To work closely with the Program, Vehicle Design and Engineering teams to develop plan and execute verification and validation tests in line with program requirements.
• To take responsibility for vehicle DVP and test budget for development activities.
• To work closely with suppliers and test facilities to ensure successful test activities.
• To represent the Vehicle Development team both at test and in technical meetings as required.
• To report to the business on the status and progression of the development activities.
• To develop and work to GMD’s Vehicle Development process.
• Ensure virtual tools, methodologies and correlation are in place continuously improving virtual predictive quality of vehicle level NVH CAE models.
• Build and maintain high fidelity NVH CAE models of body, trimmed body and full vehicle level models.
• Lead the virtual vehicle structure development in close collaboration with project and engineering teams.
• Collaborate with test engineers to lead the structural correlation virtual to physical.
• Lead virtual DVPs, generate concise reporting and execute design countermeasures according to engineering process.
• Drive the use of optimization tools, balancing performance, weight and cost targets.
• Would like a line that is specific about benchmarking and target setting responsibilities for NVH
• Demonstrate a first principles understanding of transfer path/function, transmissibility, noise level
• Provide design guidelines to the function groups for preventing squeak/rattle, exhaust noise level, cabin acoustics during the design phase
• Report out at project gateways.

Experience and Qualifications:
• Bachelor / Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, or related field.
• Sound engineering knowledge and application to vehicle development activities.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an automotive test and development environment.
• Experience in the generation and development of whole vehicle and rig based DVP.
• Knowledge and experience of industry proving grounds and test facilities.
• Experience of any or all of the following is an advantage:
• Experience of working in a low volume, high performance or motorsport vehicle environment.
• Experience of rig test preparation, design and analysis techniques.
• Sound technical knowledge and relevant experience of vehicle attribute engineering.
• (Durability, Heat Management, Vehicle Dynamics, NVH, etc.)
• Familiarity of typical automotive diagnostic / DAQ tools (IPETRONIK, CANalyzer, VBOX, etc.)
• Experience of post-processing / scripting tools (MatLab, Python, etc.)
• Knowledge of subjective/objective attribute target setting.
• Catia V5 (or alternative CAD system) DMU experience preferred, but not essential.
• 3+yrs of CAE NVH development experience in automotive or related field.
• Expert knowledge of ANSA, NASTRAN, OPTISTRUCT.
• Expert in linear structural and vibro-acoustic analysis methods.
• Background in Vehicle CAE performance development preferred.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to develop effective solutions efficiently.


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