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Lead CAE Engineer

Apply now Job no: 510963
Work type: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract, Full Time - Contract
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Vehicle Engineering

For over 110 years Aston Martin has made the most exquisitely addictive performance sports cars.


But no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind these legends and landmarks are hundreds of dreamers, darers and doers who make extraordinary happen, every single day. That’s why the name of everyone who has ever worn our famous wings is inscribed on the wall of our factory.


As we embark on an exciting new era for the business, we need the very best people to write their own chapter on our journey to become the world’s most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand.


Join us.


Job Purpose:

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

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of a broad range of finite element models to provide efficient engineering solutions which achieve the required legal and internal performance requirements whilst meeting the programme mass and cost targets
  • Construction of finite element analysis models
  • Actively assist in the development of design targets and 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
  • Propose and investigate methods for improved accuracy and/or efficiency of AML Body CAE modelling processes

Qualification & Experience:

  • Strong understanding of Mechanical Engineering and Finite Element theory
  • Experience in CAE of automotive crashworthiness, structural stiffness and strength, NVH and durability
  • Experience in the automotive industry with a broad knowledge of engineering design and manufacturing, particularly relating to Body Structures and Safety
  • Experience using at least one of the following CAE solvers; Dyna Explicit, DYNA Implicit and Optistruct
  • Experience leading analysis and engineering of components as well as leading lesser experienced CAE Engineers
  • 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
  • Knowledge of materials used in the high-performance automotive or aerospace sectors, eg. Aluminium alloys and Carbon composites
  • Knowledge of world safety standards and test procedures
  • Basic knowledge of CAD tools (preferably NX)


  • Integrate into a successful and dynamic team
  • Strong team player who can work both autonomously and as part of a team as required
  • Motivated by challenge
  • Proactive and positive approach to work
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deliver them to demanding targets and tight deadlines

Belong at Aston Martin

We understand that the incredible beauty, craft and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.  We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.  Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.



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