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Simulation, Modelling & Performance Engineer

Ref no. BHN541331
Location Wimborne, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Eaton MSD are actively hiring for a CFD specialist to join the Simulation, Modelling and Performance team based at Wimborne.

Key skills required for this role

modelling design/aerospace/defence/computational fluid dynamics/CFD/ Simulation


This is a permanent role based in Wimborne Dorset, competitive salary, annual bonus and additional benefits

Job description

Do you have comprehensive knowledge in CFD (computational fluid dynamics)?

Are you experienced in modelling of products at all stages of the life cycle from concept through to in service?

Your career matters - and we're here to make it happen!
Eaton - Mission Systems Division (MSD) is the world's leading provider of hose and drogue Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) and Actuation systems. Eaton work directly with the aircraft manufacturers and end-users to develop systems that achieve their operations in challenging environments, safely and successfully.
Eaton MSD are actively hiring for a CFD specialist to join the Simulation, Modelling and Performance team based at Wimborne.
Role Summary:
This role will have a bias towards CFD, so strong experience is required in this field, however as the work undertaken by the Simulation, Modelling & Performance team is very varied, a good overall knowledge of simulation and modelling is required.

The team is responsible for the performance of the Probe & Drogue Air-to-Air Refuelling systems and the Weapons Carriage & Release systems; these systems can include hydromechanical, electromechanical and software subsystems. Using a combination of industry standard and internally developed tools the team provides support to the current products and is heavily involved in R&D to help shape future products. Our capability to model Probe & Drogue refuelling is world leading and strives to reduce development and customer flight test costs.

As a Simulation and Modelling Performance Engineer, your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Modelling of products at all stages of the life cycle from concept through to in-service.
  • First principle hand calculations up to complex co-simulations of multiple integrated systems.
  • Real-time, hardware-in-the-loop and software-in-the-loop modelling.
  • Integration with customer and supplier models.
  • Component, system, ground and flight test support.
  • Detailed analysis of large data sets to confirm performance, validate models and solve problems.

As a Simulation, Modelling & Performance Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • A minimum of a degree in a relevant engineering or physics discipline.
  • Experience using Ansys Fluent in a post graduate or industry environment - Essential
  • Experience modelling rotating machinery e.g. pumps, ram air turbines, etc. in Ansys.
  • Experience modelling bluff body and transient external aerodynamics in Ansys.
  • Experience modelling high-speed short-duration dynamics of pneumatic systems with Dytran, LS Dyna or another tool - desirable.
  • Experience modelling impact dynamics such as bird strike, crash tests or drop tests with Dytran, LS Dyna or another tool - desirable.
  • A strong understanding of engineering subjects including solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, control theory and aerodynamics.
  • Either a PhD or 3+ years' experience in a related role.

What you will get from us

This is a permanent role based in Wimborne Dorset, competitive salary, annual bonus and additional benefits to include:

  • Support working towards your chartership (e.g. IMechE, RAeS or IET)
  • An annual membership for a relevant institution will be reimbursed
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension with employee contribution up to 5% and Company contributions up to 8% of salary
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Funding towards health care plan
  • Access to flexible benefits including health care, buying / selling holiday
  • Access to salary sacrifice scheme for electric cars for personal use
  • 3 x life insurance

On site, we have our offices, assembly line and test facilities (Air to air refuelling and hose contact rig, weapons release test house, and Hardware-in-Loop capabilities ), As well as a large café area and free onsite parking.

Eaton's mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power - more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each day.

We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the recent announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company's operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed
The Eaton Wimborne site is accredited with the IMechE, RAeS and the IET. We actively encourage membership and provide support to engineers in developing themselves to become chartered.
In the past year, our company has received top employment recognition by the Human Rights Campaign and almost fifty percent of our Board of Directors represented diverse groups. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company - are stronger.

In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are - it's in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals.

This role will be subject to baseline security clearance and ITAR restrictions.

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