Driveline and Transmission CAE Engineer

Ref No. EMP408651
Location Leamington Spa, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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An opportunity exists within the Analysis Capability Group for a Driveline Transmission System (DTS) CAE Engineer to deliver on-going client projects supporting a number of design and development programmes.


Knowledge of materials mechanics & science, basic gear design and DTS systems and experience of FEA codes.

The Job


The Analysis Capability Group at Ricardo is responsible for delivering 1D and 3D thermal, fluid, structural and dynamic analysis across development projects. Our projects span a wide range of market sectors including Engine, Vehicle, Driveline and Transmission Systems and Hybrid/Electric propulsion systems.

An opportunity exists within the Analysis Capability Group for a Driveline Transmission System (DTS) CAE Engineer to deliver on-going client projects supporting a number of design and development programmes. The candidate can expect to participate in a wide range of projects across many DTS types and market sectors. The role involves project management, carrying out structure/dynamics analysis, in turn, provides engineering solutions to clients. 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.

A DTS CAE Engineer is required to carry out a range of analysis tasks which include but are not limited to:

Stress analysis either using FEA or hand calculation, and fatigue analysis on DTS components, from casing, gears, planetary gear carriers, park lock system, etc.
NVH related analyses including modal and forced response analyses and noise radiation prediction.
DTS multi-body dynamic analyses such as system rattle, shift quality and vibration caused by transmission error and electric motor.
DTS CAE R&D projects, which are designed to develop cutting-edge technology or improve the efficiency of CAE tools and processes
The DTS CAE 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.

Where business needs require it, there may be opportunities to work on Engine, Vehicle and Hybrid/Electric Propulsion projects as well.

Job Duties:

Working in conjunction with engineers across Ricardo locations around the world, you will perform the following tasks:

To work on engineering activities mainly for DTS from prototype through to full series production on client projects
Responsible for working closely with the design and development team to assess functionality and performance of the developed systems; discuss and agree on requirements and targets
Modelling and analysis of the systems using hand calculation, commercial codes or Ricardo in-house software - typically 1D and 3D modelling using multi-body dynamics or FEA techniques
Technical reporting; interpretation of results and recommendations for design 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, automotive, materials or manufacturing engineers with experience of CAE at an OEM or Tier 1. A fundamental understanding of a broad range of DTS and the technologies, including DTC/ automatic/hybrid/electrical, at both theoretical and practical level is desirable.

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)
A sound knowledge of material mechanics and materials science
A basic understanding of gear design and DTS systems
Some level of experience with FEA codes such as ABAQUS, MSC/NASTRAN, and Hyperworks, fatigue analysis tools such as FEMFAT, nCode, or FE-fatigue
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.
Experience with using office tools e.g. Word, PowerPoint and Excel
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 or 3D dynamic tools (e. g. AMESim, MSC/ADAMS, MathLab) would be an advantage
Prior experience with DTS design and analysis
Some knowledge or experience of working with e-motor systems and transmissions
Demonstrated experience working with cross functional teams
Proactive, self-motivated, and attention to detail
Knowledge of MS Excel and the MS office suite (including some coding in Visual Basic) is also an asset.
NB: All applications must be accompanied by a covering letter detailing how your skill and experience match this role.

Ricardo is an equal opportunities employer.

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