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Senior Engineer: CAE - SSD038

Apply now Job no: 493553
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Research and Development

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Due to the significant growth Aston Martin has experienced in recent years we now benefit from being a true multi-site organisation, and as such this role could be based at a number of sites, including Gaydon, Wellesbourne and Milton Keynes

Job Purpose

CAE crash analysis for new vehicle programmes

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Construction of finite element analysis models within existing naming, numbering and model construction processes.
  • Assist in target setting process, including development of Design Specifications.
  • Responsibility for leading the Failure Mode Avoidance (FMA) process and ensuring that components/systems meet all relevant targets.
  • Provide support to the Body Engineering CAD teams, including advice on geometry, materials and fixings.
  • Provide support for Programme Module Team and Programme Module Sub Team functions as necessary.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical Engineering or similar (Essential)
  • Postgraduate degree in Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical Engineering or similar
  • A basic understanding of Finite Element Analysis theory (Essential)
  • Experience with LS-Dyna Explicit, LS-DYNA Implicit, Nastran or Optistruct
  • Experience in the automotive industry with a broad knowledge of automotive engineering design and manufacturing, particularly relating to Body Structures and Safety
  • Working knowledge of world safety standards and test procedures
  • Excellent understanding of mechanical engineering theory and practice (Essential)
  • Knowledge of materials used in the high-performance automotive or aerospace sectors, e.g. aluminium alloys and carbon composites
  • Have the ability to construct a full vehicle crash model from scratch
  • Hands-on experience of FE pre- and post-processing software (e.g. Hyperworks, Oasys suite, Ansa, Medina Mesher, etc.)
  • Have the ability to construct a full vehicle crash model from scratch
  • Ability to manage and oversee lesser experienced CAE Engineers
  • Basic knowledge of CAD tools (preferably NX)
  • May occasionally be required to travel to support supplier visits, conferences and/or component/full vehicle testing.  For this reason a driving licence is preferable, but not essential

Remuneration Package:

  • Salary Circa: £35,000
  • Discount on our privilege lease scheme, either a Mercedes or Ford.
  • Contributory pension scheme – 3% matched for years 1 & 2, rising to double matched contributions from year 3 to a maximum employer contribution of 12%.
  • 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
  • Private Health Insurance – Single Cover.
  • Private Dental Plan – Single Cover.
  • A wide range of discounts with associated partners.

How to apply

There really has never been a better time to join Aston Martin Lagonda, with strong financial results, a significant growth plan in place, a new site nearing completion and arguably the strongest model line up in the Company’s history, so if you feel ready to take the next exciting step in your already successful career and become part of the AML family apply today for consideration

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PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier should we receive sufficient applications.

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