CONTECHS JOB DESCRIPTION DATABASE

VE003

JOB TITLE

VEHICLE AREA

Structural Analysis Engineer

VEHICLE ENGINEERING

JOB DESCRIPTION

Use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to help guide the design and achieve component and assembly targets for mass, stiffness and durability. Perform linear and non-linear analyses.
Build of full vehicle FE models and subsystems, load case derivation, analysis set-up and execution, post-processing of results to generate design recommendations.
Liaise with the design, development, project management, commercial, prototype and production manufacturing teams, technical partners and suppliers to ensure the designs meet the requirements for timing, performance, manufacturability and cost.
Support R&D activities and the development of tools and techniques to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the analysis department.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

Demonstrable experience using FEA techniques to predict the stiffness, strength and durability of structures
Hand calculations to support the FE analysis
Experience of analysing test data and correlation to CAE results
Clear and effective communication skills with internal and external clients
Excellent problem solver, capable of thinking �outside the box�
Quick learner with good time management skills
Ability to achieve cost, weight and technical targets within specified timescales
In addition, the following attributes would be advantageous:
Experience using FEA to predict Crashworthiness of Automotive structures, metallic and composite structures.
Knowledge of crash and safety legislation and consumer test requirements for different world regions
Experience of NVH and bush analysis.
Practical knowledge of Altair�s Hyperworks suite of software, including Hypermesh, Radioss, Optistruct and MotionSolve (or equivalent software)
Practical knowledge of nCode�s Design Life software
Ability to develop data cards for metal and composite materials
Experience of Motorsport or Supercar engineering programmes

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