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Job Ref:  PE SNR A ENG
Employer:  Pro Drive
Industry:  Automotive
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Oxfordshire
City:  Banbury
Post Code:  ox16 4XD
Salary:  Competitive
05/10/2016 13:10

We are looking for a Senior Analysis Engineer to join our structures & analysis team within the Prodrive Advance Technology business (AT).

AT operates across a wide range of industries including automotive, defence, marine and renewable energy. We specialise in the design, development and integration of electromechanical control systems, and mechanical system architectures for vehicles and other applications. Applications range from high performance supercars and ultra-luxury passenger vehicles to the very latest in electric vehicle technology and government funded research programmes.

As Senior Analysis Engineer you will engage with the customer to understand and guide the project requirements and deliver accordingly:

Job Purpose:

  • Carry out CAE tasks:
  • Hand calculations
  • Linear and non-linear FEA
  • Optimisation FEA
  • Interpret results and create analysis reports
  • Provide design direction for metallic and composite structures
  • Coordinate and oversee CAE tasks of less experienced staff
  • Develop and/or enforce appropriate CAE standards
  • Liaise with external and internal customers
  • Manage sub-contractors
  • Support the departmental technology road map

Key Accountabilities:

  • Challenge system targets and constraints where appropriate
  • Ensure that the appropriate analysis techniques are used for the problem
  • Qualify simulations with appropriate hand calculations
  • Manage and prioritise personal work load to support project deadlines
  • Manage CAE work flow
  • Identify technical and timing problems and feedback to Team Leader
  • Provide a proactive service to design and analysis teams
  • Engage with design teams and lead design by analysis
  • Support project meetings, analysis and design reviews
  • Be methodical and rigorous in analysis approach and record keeping
  • Produce technical reports and/or papers as appropriate for the project
  • Monitor the use of CAE tools and develop them where necessary in collaboration with the Team Leader
  • Support the generation of project plans and proposals that involve the department
  • Support the department in business development activities
  • Investigate new technical directions and opportunities for the department
  • Support the development of structural composites CAE within the department
  • Work with the Team Leader in delivery of the key accountabilities


  • Degree level in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Be methodical, rigorous, and be able to apply a first principles approach
  • Must be able to demonstrate the delivery of CAE work within industrial projects; preferably within automotive, aerospace, and/or defence environments
  • It would be desirable to have some experience of software systems such as, Matlab/Simulink, ModeFrontier, Simpack, Catia or similar


Should be familiar with the following software:

-               Nastran

-               Hypermesh

-               Optistruct

-               Abaqus

-               Advantageous to have LS Dyna, Adams, Matlab experience


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