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Aerodynamics Engineer - (00382)

  • Location: Cranfield
  • Salary: £24.48 - 24.48 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 12 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Product design and development
  • Contact: Rachel Meacham
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446112
  • Expiry Date: 01 November 2021
  • Job Ref: 58674

Aerodynamics Engineer - JP00000382


PAYE £24.48 per hour

Start ASAP - 12 months assignment

Deliverables / KPIs / SLAs

  • Plan and execute wind tunnel testing within the defined schedules.
  • Report wind tunnel results within the defined schedules.
  • Generate countermeasure and performance improvement ideas.
  • Level concerns with design groups, and collaboratively find solutions.
  • Complete Aerodynamics witness tests within defined schedules.


  • To manage Aerodynamics development on a range of vehicles, ensuring that targets are achieved in line with development schedules.
  • To generate presentations, technical reports, progress meeting materials and to prepare key reporting documentation such as performance planning drawings.
  • To plan and perform physical tests at wind tunnel facilities in Europe.
  • To plan and post process CFD simulations, analyse data and to report recommendations based on the findings.
  • Working with model makers to create full scale Aerodynamic bucks for wind tunnel testing prior to physical verification builds.
  • To support styling feedback loops on new projects with design and engineering functions.
  • To conduct/support benchmarking activities of competitor vehicles.
  • To support the generation of new working practices considering future regulation changes
  • To liaise with cross-functional R&D groups within both Design and Test organisations based in UK, Spain and Japan.
  • Create/co-author technical papers to be presented at international conferences and seminars

Qualifications, Skills and Training Requirements

  • A first or second class honours degree in aerodynamic or related subject, or alternatively, relevant working experience.
  • Applicants ideally have automotive aerodynamics test and development experience.
  • Develop aerodynamics physical test facility, property specification and instrumentation requirements.
  • Applicants should have experience in planning and conducting of Aerodynamic wind tunnel tests at facilities using moving ground and rotating wheels.
  • Experienced in the effects of rotating wheels on aerodynamic drag and lift.
  • Understanding of real world aerodynamics and improvement of dynamic performance through aerodynamics.
  • Basic knowledge of aeroacoustics.
  • Work in close relationship with Styling (Design) teams to ensure compatible delivery of Aerodynamic and Styling targets.
  • Support defining vehicle system level targets including Aerodynamic Drag, Lift, High Speed Stability and Cooling Airflow Rate.
  • Applicants ideally have a good appreciation of computational fluid dynamics methods.
  • French speaking would be a bonus.

There is an assumption that the candidate will have the following:

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong project management and planning skills

To apply to this role please send your CV to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.