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CAE Simulation Engineer - FEM/MBS (Drivetrain Development)

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Powertrain

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.

Job Purpose:

Work with all design and test engineer to support the release of the component system.

Deliver engine and transmission virtual validation simulations to optimize and analytically prove product attribute targets.

Coordination engine/drivetrain simulation and virtual validation planning externally and internally.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute all NVH-Simulations in the Drivetrain Department.
  • Strong technical background of radiated NVH and Acoustic
  • Experienced in FEM and MBS-Powertrain Simulations
  • Analysis of a broad range of finite element models and providing engineering solutions to ensure designs meet the required legal and internal requirements
  • Create and own analytical DVP and ensure alignment with physical DVP.
  • Construction of simulation models within existing naming, numbering and model construction processes
  • Work alongside commodity owners and CAD teams to evolve designs by giving advice on geometry as well as material and fixing selection
  • Assist in target setting process, including development of Design Standards and Methodology.
  • Present results at a range of levels within the Organization.
  • The primary internal relationships for this role will be the main customers of the Simulation team, the Powertrain department.  Beyond this there are regular interactions with a large range of other teams including Programme, NVH, Chassis, Vehicle Dynamics, Manufacturing and Body Engineering departments. Externally the role is likely to involve contact with suppliers of simulation and design, but also with component suppliers.
  • Coordination and tracking of external service providers and report regular update on timing, costs and project progress

Qualification & Experience:

  • Strong technical skills and understanding of engineering fundamentals
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Ability to provide technical direction to the project design engineers
  • Strong teamworking skills are required to ensure effective communication and collaboration across functional teams
  • Cost awareness
  • Independent, proactive, working on own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Open and honest communication
  • Accountable and responsible to deliver on commitments
  • Knowledge of materials used in the high-performance automotive or aerospace sectors, e.g. aluminium
  • Appreciated a basic knowledge of NVH theory and simulation, Python and Matlab scripting


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