Job Title: Senior Vehicle CFD Analysis Engineer
Location: Shoreham-by-Sea, Prague
An opportunity exists within the Analysis Capability Group for a Senior Vehicle CFD Analysis Engineer to deliver on-going client projects supporting a number of design and development programmes. The solutions proposed guide the clients' product development and enable the interaction between different components / technologies to be understood, whilst maintaining performance and cost targets.
The candidate can expect to participate in a wide range of projects across many engine vehicle types and market sectors. The role involves managing the targeted use of CAE tools and testing work to provide thermal management solutions to clients. The role will encompass all powertrain types, from conventional combustion engine through to pure electric powertrains and battery systems.
A Senior Vehicle CFD Analysis Engineer is required to carry out a range of analysis tasks which include but are not limited to:
CFD analyses of vehicle underbonnet flow, coupled flow and thermal analyses of vehicles, battery module cooling or air and liquid cooling of the engines
Thermal and cooling analyses of electric motors, e-drives and battery systems
Simulations of thermal and cooling strategies for drive cycles for various types of vehicles
Coolant and lubrication circuit analyses of various types of engines, and vehicles, including hybrid and electric vehicles
The Senior Vehicle CFD Analysis Engineer will be responsible for delivery of engineering solutions in line with project timescales and budgets as well as liaison with team members and customers in the achievement of targets.
Working in conjunction with engineers across Ricardo locations around the world, you will perform the following tasks:
To work on engineering activities for engines, cooling and thermal systems from prototype through to full series production on client projects
Responsible for working closely with a design and development team to assess functionality and performance of the developed systems; discuss and agree on requirements and targets
Modelling and analysis of fluid systems using combinations of both 1D and 3D fluid dynamics and thermal analysis tools over a range of technologies across different engine and vehicle types and market sectors
Technical reporting; interpretation of results and suggestions for improvements
Preparation and maintenance of process documentation associated with the analysis
Work to internal and client quality procedures and validation processes.
Support the development of future products and services; assisting in the development of new techniques
Required Qualifications and Experience:
The candidates would typically be graduate mechanical or aero-thermal engineers with experience of simulation and/or thermal testing at an OEM or Tier 1. An understanding of a broad range of cooling systems and thermal management technologies, at both theoretical and practical level is essential.
Minimum degree in an Engineering or Science related discipline (e.g. electrical and electronic engineering / mechanical engineering / physics / computer science / software engineering / maths / control engineering)
Have at least 3 years' experience within the area of powertrain / electric systems analysis
A sound knowledge of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics theory
Experience with 3D CFD codes like StarCD / Star CCM+, Fluent or VECTIS
Experience with using office tools e.g. Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Able to work independently, setting task priorities to deliver the required project deliverables on time
Strong teamwork, organizational, oral and written communication skills
Must be able to communicate and make presentations with a high degree of clarity, having the ability to write and deliver technical presentations to both internal project teams and clients, at gateway and management reviews
Proactive, self-motivated, and attention to detail
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
It would be beneficial, but not essential if the applicant had some experience or knowledge in the following fields:
Experience using 1D flow and thermal analysis tools (e. g. Flowmaster, AMESim, GT Suite) would be an advantage.
Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior CFD Analysis Engineer, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.