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Ricardo – Senior / principal chassis dynamics analyst

Leamington Spa, UK

Salary: Up to £65k / £42phr

We are looking for an experienced Vehicle Dynamics Analysis Engineer based at our Leamington Spa office, to be responsible for performing a wide range of vehicle based analysis activities, primarily using ADAMS/CAR, ADAMS View and ADAMS Chassis.

The variety of projects the Ricardo Vehicle Engineering team supports varies from passenger cars, commercial trucks and military vehicles, to novel low-carbon concept projects. The analysis work undertaken within the team includes chassis K&C, vehicle ride and handling simulation, crash, NVH simulation, and strength & fatigue analysis. The engineer must have knowledge of ADAMS and be flexible in the type of work undertaken.

The role:

  • To be responsible for vehicle dynamic analysis supporting the design and development of chassis architecture for a wide range of vehicles
  • The type of analysis undertaken is likely to include the generation of chassis K&C data and hard point optimization, vehicle ride & handling performance, load cases to support FEA analysis, system modes & vibration, powertrain mount position and rate tuning
  • Work with the team to define initial targets and design concepts using a CAE lead design optimization process
  • Fine-tune system parameters and perform extensive virtual validation through the use of detailed full-vehicle models including measured data and co-simulation
  • Present analysis findings and recommendations to customers and Ricardo chief engineers
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Support the business development team with input to proposals including technical content, defining suitable work scopes and timing plans
  • Develop tools and processes within the department
  • Knowledge of structural analysis would be an advantage (Nastran/Abaqus)

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have significant experience of supporting vehicle design and development via ADAMS analysis, from concept level to fully advanced solutions
  • Possess extensive knowledge of suspension concept design and chassis systems, including their associated effect on high-level vehicle attributes
  • Have initiative and be flexible in supporting the wide range of projects the Vehicle Engineering team undertakes
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills that enable effective team working, with a strong motivation to deliver

Salary – Up to £65k / Hourly Rate – Up to £42phr, we will consider contract or perm applicants. If contract would 6 months rolling.

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