Senior Aerodynamicist

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Location: Woking, GB

Purpose


You will be responsible for the Aerodynamic and Powertrain Cooling System development of our road cars using a combination of 1D simulation, CFD, scale wind tunnel and vehicle testing to investigate concepts and complete design validation against programme targets.
You will also apply continuous improvement methods, to support the development of our testing methodologies and design tool correlation, to aid concurrent model based engineering of our highly-integrated road cars. 
This role is part of the Aerothermal team which likes to support an innovative and collaborative atmosphere, therefore we are interested in a diverse background of talents and experience. Occasional travel will be required for this role.


Principal Accountabilities
 

Programme lead for Aerodynamic and Powertrain Cooling Systems from functional specification to programme sign-off, meeting attribute, timing and invest targets
Use a mix of 1D simulation, scale wind tunnel and vehicle testing methods to develop the vehicles Aerothermal attributes, to meet programme targets, for powertrain cooling systems, downforce, drag, airflow through radiators, brake ducts and HVAC ducting
Communicate system design progress and critical issues to programme management and the Chief Engineer. Leading Attribute, Styling, and Design reviews to ensure targets are meet
Define attribute DVP and validation mule specification. working in continual collaboration with Vehicle Development and the Vehicle Validation Coordinator to plan and ensure delivery of DVP activities
Support with the continual development of the Chassis Vehicle Technologies testing methodologies (scale wind tunnel, vehicle testing) to reduce development times, improve test data accuracy and correlation of our design tools and increase the level of cross-function/attribute design integration

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
 

First-rate Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering degree
Strong understanding in aerodynamic and heat transfer fundamentals
Creativity and ability to develop ideas from first principles
Experience in wind tunnel and/or mule vehicle testing and strong understanding of calibration, measurement and data post processing methods -CANape, MATLAB
Expert knowledge of the CFD technique with particular understanding of modelling requirements for external aerodynamics and conjugate heat transfer driven flows an advantage
Proven analytical abilities with 1D systems modelling of cooling circuits – AMESim, GT Power, MATLAB/Simulink
Knowledge of Powertrain cooling circuit designs with particular understanding of, charge-air cooling and refrigerant circuits preferred
Relevant Automotive experience of high-end or niche vehicles

 

Personal Attributes
 

Quantitative rigor and an inquisitive outlook to prove design solutions
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Independent and intrinsically self motivated

 

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