Lead CAE Engineer - Vehicle Crashworthiness
The Lead CAE Engineer will overview all full vehicle crash analysis based on applicable regulations and standards.
- Manage the creation of full vehicle crash models from concept to detail stage
- Lead and mentor junior and senior CAE engineers to deliver engineering solutions and gateway status reports.
- Ensure consistent use of state of the art methods across the team and lead the development of advanced practices.
- Support the definition and monitoring of component, system and vehicle level testing.
- Help develop body and vehicle engineering standards.
- Collaborate closely with the Safety team to develop integrated structure/restraints solutions.
- Integrate crash performance with other major attributes, such as NVH and durability, within CAE, Body Engineering and Vehicle Engineering groups.
- Master degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).
- CAE crashworthiness simulation experience.
- Experience leading a team.
- Experience with crashworthiness software: OASYS, LS-DYNA, RADIOSS
- Working knowledge of body engineering for crashworthiness, including first principles approach for energy and loads management.
- Sound knowledge of materials and manufacturing requirements, mechanical properties and failure mechanisms.
- Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally.
Ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.
Self-starter - ability to work independently, take on new challenges readily, possess a hands on approach and a can-do attitude.
Excellent team-working skills.
- Experience in Electric Vehicle Body Structures development.
- Experience of developing new vehicle platform.
- Familiarity with NVH and durability body structure performance.
- Experience with optimisation methods and tools, within crashworthiness and/or other applications.