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Vehicle Dynamics and Loads Prediction CAE Engineer--GM Defense


Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired. This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week.

This position is for building and running Multi-body Dynamics models for Automotive Vehicle Dynamics and Loads in direct support of GM Defense

Directly working with designers, release engineers, validation engineers, test engineers, and chief engineers to support the vehicle dynamics and chassis loads on GM Defense projects. This will primarily be done by building multi body dynamics models and utilize to:

  • Establish optimized suspension and steering kinematic and compliance properties.

  • Virtually integrate chassis tuning parts to meet vehicle-level ride, handling and steering targets.

  • Optimize body and chassis structure cross-functionally with appropriate teams.

  • Predict chassis interface loads to facilitate body, and chassis systems.

  • Integrate control systems as required for performance simulations.

  • Further virtual development capability by creating new CAE load cases consistent with objective tests and subjective evaluations.

  • Integrate cross-functional vehicle dynamics model including chassis & propulsion controls and physics and act as a single point of contact for users inside and outside of team.

  • Continually improve fidelity of chassis / vehicle models.

  • Support / enable transition from hardware/on-road based development to lab and CAE environments through collaboration with vehicle development and objective test counterparts.

  • Interpersonal skills involving ability to work effectively cross‐functionally and cross‐culturally to grow relationships and partnerships.

  • Ability to communicate, empower and influence others to enable world class designs, packaging efficiency and vehicle integration across SMT’s and Development teams.

Additional Description

Required qualifications:

Please note: This position requires either a U.S. Person (as defined in applicable export regulations) or a non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain required export authorization(s).

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace, Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Naval Engineering required.

  • 3+ years of relevant CAE engineering experience.

  • Experience with multibody and/or controls integration CAE tools such as ADAMS/MotionView, Carsim, Carmarker, MATLAB/Simulink or other similar CAE tools.

  • Proven ability to work in teams, balancing technical theory with practical limitations.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace, Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Naval Engineering preferred.

  • 10+ years of relevant CAE engineering experience.

  • Advanced project work in vehicle dynamics and/or multi body dynamics modeling.

  • Practical automotive experience - Building, restoring, modifying; Performance driving schools.

  • Experience in an automotive chassis tuning and vehicle development.

  • Experience with finite element solvers and pre-processers.

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Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

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We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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