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Job Ref:  204588309
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Oxfordshire
City:  Banbury
Post Code:  OX16
23/10/2016 08:55
We are looking for a Principal Analysis Engineer to join our structures & analysis team within the Prodrive Advanced 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 principal analysis engineer you will engage with the customer to understand and guide the project requirements and deliver accordingly:

Job Purpose:

* • Carry out CAE tasks:

* o Hand calculations
* o Linear and non-linear FEA
* o Optimisation FEA
* o Interpret results and create analysis reports

* Provide design direction for metallic and composite structures
* Provide leadership and expert knowledge in FEA techniques
* Coordinate and oversee CAE tasks of less experienced staff
* Develop and/or enforce appropriate CAE standards
* Liaise with external and internal customers
* Project management
* Manage sub-contractors
* Support business development
* Support the departmental technology road map

Key Accountabilities:

* Challenge system targets and constraints, specifying new ones 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
* Delegate and help to manage and prioritise work load of others
* Manage CAE workflow
* 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
* Identify technical and timing/resource risks and opportunities within projects
* Develop technical strategies in order to solve complex problems as they occur
* 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 lead the development of them where necessary in collaboration with the team leader
* Generate project plans and proposals for the department
* Engage with the business development team and actively seek out new business opportunities
* Identify 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


Should be familiar with the following software:

* Nastran
* Hypermesh
* Optistruct
* Abaqus
* Advantageous to have LS Dyna, Adams, Matlab experience

* 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 responsibility for, and delivery of CAE work within industrial projects; preferably within automotive, aerospace, and/or defence environments
* Broad experience of mechanical systems and their responses
* Able to demonstrate problem solving techniques
* It would be desirable to have some experience of software systems such as, Matlab/Simulink, ModeFrontier, Simpack, Catia or similar
* It would be desirable to have a key specialist field with expert knowledge, such as; vibration, acoustics, composite materials or other relevant field
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