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CAE Modeling Lead

  • Location
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Hybrid: This means the successful candidate is expected to report to their primary location (Warren, MI) three times per week, at minimum.

The Role:

Virtual Design, Development & Validation - Modeling Lead: You will be responsible for project management, development and delivery of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) models for full vehicle.

As modelling lead plan and execute model builds across complex programs and multiple TKV’s. Leverage critical project management and modelling process knowledge, skills to lead the role. Use modelling tools for leading industry leading Technology & RLM projects. Modelling team through onshore and offshore operations works interactively with DRE’s, VSE’s, VPIM, Simulation lead engineers, VAM’s , VVL’s , Designers , DLT’s, GSO’s , EGM’s. You will BE Bold , manage risk independently and communicate mitigation plans and roadblocks with leadership and agility while leveraging technology to create world class modelling systems and processes.

What You’ll do:

  • Independent Project Management and leadership in planning and execution of full vehicle and subsystems models for programs to process time and consumer requirements
  • Collaborate with VDDV consumer base and develop robust statement of requirements ( SoR ) for each modelling event
  • Interact, proactively engage, effectively communicate and co-ordinate with Vehicle Performance Integration Manager/Design Release Engineer/Design Engineer/Suppliers/ Performance/Program teams to develop and refine plans for model builds while continuously assessing and mitigating risk.
  • Lead and leverage globally distributed team for model builds
  • Perform risk assessment, monitor progress and enable first time quality and ontime delivery of models
  • Actively participate and contribute to department process, speed and quality improvement meetings
  • Lead conducting robust root cause and preventive action summary on quality improvement opportunities on full vehicle safety, body, trim structure( nvh)  and flex models.
  • Identify & Lead efficiency and effectiveness improvement opportunities for master models builds
  • Actively apply process integration principles on day to day activities and propose improvements
  • Perform full Virtual Vehicle assembly, integration and quality checks on models
  • Stay abreast with new modelling technology and apply on the projects being executed
  • Provide technical leadership and lead road to lab to math  projects in alignment with Technology Roadmaps & Vision  for modelling enterprise

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • 8 + years of relevant experience in CAE / Design core / Validation or Design Release/Performance.
  • 4+ years of hands on experience and demonstrated ability in creating full Vehicle Safety/Trimmed Structure/Complex vehicle subsystem CAE models and analysis/synthesis of vehicle CAE loadcases per standard work.
  • Knowledge of vehicle development process and cross functional interfaces
  • Demonstrated skills in disciplined problem solving and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) theory and application
  • Experienced with Computer aided software tools ( CAE / CAD ) , example: ANSA, HYPERMESH, LS-DYNA, Optistruct/NASTRAN, ABAQUS, Primer, Siemens NX/Catia
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) theory and application
  • Attention to detail and experience in working collaboratively with cross functional teams
  • Demonstrated skills in disciplined problem solving and data analysis.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills to work effectively with business partners  to meet program quality and timing while presenting program model status to all stakeholders.

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Skills)

  • Process automation skills in developing CAE tools preferably leveraging python
  • Demonstrated ability to lead Technology intensive / RLM projects
  • Experience with CAD software tools: NX, Teamcenter.
  • DFSS black belt or similar certification.
  • IT savviness with computer aided process and tools (CAE /CAD/MS Office/Data Analytics/Python) to brainstorm and arrive at the most efficient and effective path
  • Ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary and remote/offshore distributed teams
  • Attention to detail and experience in working collaboratively with cross functional teams
  • Demonstrated skills in disciplined problem solving and data analysis
  • Masters qualification in Engineering/MBA

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