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Sr. Aero Thermal CAE Engineer

Company: VIA Motors
Location: Auburn Hills
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:VIA Motors is a core team of specialists, engineers, and innovators. With a passion for sustainability and a drive to innovate, we are transforming commercial fleet and last-mile delivery and in doing so, changing the world along the way.Our fully electric commercial vehicles are tailored to unique fleet needs. Each vehicle is optimized to its route, saving money and making the world more livable for all. Clean air. Quiet Neighborhoods. Less congested roads.POSITION SUMMARY:VIA Motors is looking for an enthusiastic person to lead Aerodynamics and Thermal CAE development, ranging from the validation of components, subsystems to full vehicles. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.This is your opportunity to join our growing team and be involved at the forefront of electric vehicle technology development.RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:Working with VIA and its external engineering partners;

  • Develop vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal 1D/3D models based on the needs from the design team and development team
  • Participate in vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal tests and correlate models and results
  • Manage Aerodynamics and Thermal CAE budget
  • Develop vehicle 1D models to size components and validate performance characteristics, develop airflow and cooling requirements for components and systems
  • Lead problem solving in Aerodynamics, Thermal and HVAC area with virtual tools
  • Manage relationships with external ESPs and test labs
  • Contribute to the engineering discussions to improve vehicle system performance
  • Uses CAE to lead the vehicle design while balancing all applicable performance requirements for a specific area of responsibility
  • Performs Computer-Aided Engineering simulations to evaluate component, subsystem and full vehicle aerodynamics and thermal performance using industry standard software and can handle all load cases, including the most complex.
  • Generates sound and timely technical solutions to meet vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal performance targets outlined in the Vehicle Technical Specifications and balances safety requirements based on the results of crash simulations for the major safety load cases.
  • Generates feasible vehicle design recommendations and works with engineering functions, program teams, suppliers, manufacturing, and others to implement design changes as required to achieve vehicle performance.
  • Conducts optimization studies by utilizing optimization CAE tools, including DOE/ DFSS techniques to optimize vehicle designs to meet performance requirements while minimizing mass and cost.
  • Uses advanced CAE tools and methods to improve multi-physics behavior of systems
  • Attends post-test teardowns as the Vehicle Proving Grounds to interpret measurements, conduct analysis, and correlate CAE to test results.
  • Works with people around the world in a global and collaborative environment.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS preferred
    • Direct experience in vehicle development tests, especially vehicle crash tests
    • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and consumer information tests for crash safety
    • 8+ years experience in Aerodynamics CFD and Thermal CAE
    • Star CCM+, Fluent, Ansa, AmeSim, Matlab/Simulink and Hyperworks required
    • "Hands-on" experience and attitude
    • A drive to get things done despite challenges and obstacles
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must have good communication skills
    • 2-year testing exposure/ experience preferredBENEFITS OVERVIEW:Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
      • Paid time off including vacation days and holidays
      • Healthcare, dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family
      • 401K savings plan to help you save for retirementVIA Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status to all. VIA Motors Participates in E-Verify VIA Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, VIA Motors employees or any other organization location. VIA Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: VIA Motors, Detroit , Sr. Aero Thermal CAE Engineer, Engineering , Auburn Hills, Michigan

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