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Safety CAE Senior Engineer

Ref No. BHN538392
Location Oxfordshire, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


In this role you will perform full vehicle and sub-system crashworthiness CAE simulations on NIO passenger vehicle programmes.

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LS-DYNA, ANSA, META, HYPERMESH and HYPERVIEW experience required.

The Job

About NIO Inc.

NIO Inc. is a pioneer and a leading manufacturer of premium smart electric vehicles in China. Founded in November 2014, NIO's mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle. NIO aims to build a community starting with smart electric vehicles to share joy and grow together with users. NIO designs develops, jointly manufactures, and sells smart premium electric vehicles, driving innovations in next-generation technologies in autonomous driving, digital technologies, electric powertrains and batteries. NIO differentiates itself through its continuous technological breakthroughs and innovations, such as its industry-leading battery swapping technologies, Battery as a Service, or BaaS, as well as its proprietary autonomous driving technologies and Autonomous Driving as a Service, or ADaaS.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop full vehicle and sub-systems models in LS-Dyna.
  • Carry out simulations of required load cases, analysis of results and provide design recommendations throughout the development phase to progress vehicle programs
  • Support the development and optimisation of the vehicle body-in-white and interior sub-systems, working on advanced metallic, composite materials and joining technologies.
  • Critically assess CAE model results against physical test data and determine root causes for differences.
  • Work closely with the global CAE and Attribute teams.
  • Support improvements in modelling techniques to help increase simulation accuracy and engineering knowhow.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum: Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant.
  • Good working knowledge of vehicle body structures, interiors and safety load cases.
  • Thorough understanding of finite element analysis. MUST have hands-on experience with LS-Dyna and pre- and post-processing tools like ANSA, META, HYPERMESH and HYPERVIEW.
  • Experience with US and ECE regulations, Euro NCAP and IIHS consumer rating programs and related China requirement equivalents.
  • A knowledge of and enthusiasm for (or belief in) the sector of the industry in which NIO operates.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Demonstrates high level of personal motivation to join a dynamic organisation and sees development opportunity in doing so, takes a proactive approach to self-development.
  • Demonstrates alignment to NIO values; Honesty, Care, Vision, Action. Someone who respects and works well with others.
  • The ability to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality in all aspects of work.
  • Willing to travel to China, Europe and US.
  • Right to work in the UK.


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