CAE Durability Engineer

Job Details

LocationWindsor, ON, Canada
Job TypeContract Full-Time
PositionCAE--CFD, 1-D, Model
Degree RequiredM. Sc.

Job Description


  • Master’s degree or above in Mechanical Engineering


  • Automotive experience with various vehicle systems
  • Understanding of solid mechanics, vibration and dynamics
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience using ABAQUS, NASTRAN, MARC, LS-Dyna, or equivalent
  • Experience with explicit FEA codes is a plus (preferably ABAQUS or LS-Dyna)
  • Geometry and topology optimization hands-on experience
  • Good knowledge of computer simulation, numerical methods and FEA theory
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent engineering judgment and ability to find solutions to progress and improve a design
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication and teamwork skills
  • Should be proficient in use of office software (MS Office, LibreOffice)
  • Ability to travel to the US for meetings and training


  • Experience with overall vehicle engineering development process
  • Experience with commercial FEA pre- and post-processors like HyperMesh or ANSA
  • Familiarity with continuum mechanics
  • Familiarity with Linux/UNIX
  • Experience with fatigue/durability calculation (FE-Safe, FEMFAT or preferably nCode)
  • Knowledge of plasticity and contact modeling
  • Familiarity with optimization and DOE methods (iSight, Optistruct, HyperStudy or TOSCA)
  • Ability to perform linear and nonlinear analysis in both static and dynamic domains
  • Practical know-how of manufacturing processes and their effect on product development
  • Good understanding of thermal effects and heat transfer analysis
  • Capability to develop in-house applications is a plus (i.e. Python, C++, Linux scripting)


  • Analyze durability and structural characteristics of vehicle components and systems using finite element method
  • Document and report the analysis results and make design recommendations
  • Ideal candidate would need a respectable mix of ground vehicle product development knowledge and CAE tools usage with FEA method application to analyze various assembly configurations

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