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Senior Engineer - Body CAE - SSD239

Apply now Job no: 503095
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Manufacturing

A career at Aston Martin means joining one of the world's most respected luxury automotive brands. With this opportunity available now, you have the chance to join us in a truly special working environment that is fast-paced, rewarding and dynamic.  

Job Purpose:

The role requires the use of FEA tools supported by hand calculations and a strong engineering background to ensure the vehicle meets its performance, mass and cost targets.  This involves leading the analysis of a range of load cases including crashworthiness, NVH, durability, stiffness and strength.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Analysis of a broad range of finite element models and providing engineering solutions to ensure designs meet the required legal and internal requirements
  • Construction of finite element analysis models within existing naming, numbering and model construction processes
  • Assist in target setting process, including development of Design Standards
  • Work alongside commodity owners and CAD teams to evolve designs by giving advice on geometry as well as material and fixing selection
  • Present results at a range of levels within the organisation
  • The primary internal relationships for this role will be the main customers of the CAE team, namely Body Structures and Safety.  Beyond this there are regular interactions with a large range of other teams including Programme, NVH, Chassis, Vehicle Dynamics, Manufacturing as well as all Body Engineering departments. Externally the role is likely to involve contact with component suppliers and test facilities (including materials, component and full vehicle crash test centres)

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • Excellent understanding of Mechanical Engineering theory
  • Basic understanding of Finite Element Analysis theory
  • Excellent understanding of Finite Element Analysis theory
  • Experience using the following CAE solvers; Dyna Explicit, DYNA Implicit and Optistruct
  • Experience using the following CAE pre- and post-processors; Hyperworks, Oasys and ANSA
  • Experience in the automotive industry with a broad knowledge of engineering design and manufacturing, particularly relating to Body Structures and Safety
  • Experience in CAE of automotive crashworthiness, structural stiffness and strength, NVH and durability
  • Knowledge of materials used in the high-performance automotive or aerospace sectors, e.g. aluminium alloys and carbon composites
  • Knowledge of world safety standards and test procedures
  • Experience of managing lesser experienced CAE Engineers
  • Basic knowledge of CAD tools (preferably NX)


Renumeration package                                   

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Access to Mercedes and FCA car lease scheme.
  • Private Medical Cover - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost.
  • Health Shield Cash Plan.
  • 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
  • Company Performance Bonus Scheme.
  • Discount on our lease schemes with variety manufactures
  • Company pension scheme - Initial 3% company contributions rising (after two years' service) to double-matched company contributions of up to 12%.
  • A wide range of discounts with associated partners.


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