Senior Multi Body Simulation Engineer

Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

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Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

We are recruiting for 2 Senior Multi Body Simulation Engineers to join our growing Driven Attributes team. The main Purpose of the role will be to:

  • Undertake modelling and analysis activities using MSC Adams Car software to support component and vehicle design and development
  • Build and analyse MSC Adams Car vehicle, subsystem and test rig models
  • Undertake and report the assessment of vehicle dynamics, NVH and durability attributes
  • Generate load data to support FE and fatigue analysis in vehicle design and development
  • programmes
  • Support ad-hoc requests in support of design and attribute engineering colleagues



Essential Experience

  • 5+ years of experience as a Multibody Simulation Engineer
  • Working for an OEM, tier one suspension supplier or an automotive consultancy

Preferred Experience

  • 7+ years of experience as an Multibody Simulation Engineer
  • Working for an OEM, tier one suspension supplier or an automotive consultancy
  • Application of real time models for driver in the loop simulators

Key Role Functions

  • Proficient user of MSC Adams with extensive experience using Adams Car in an automotive consultancy or manufacturer with 5+ years of experience as a Simulation Engineer within the automotive industry
  • Application of multi-body simulation tools in multiple vehicle types (eg passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, tracked vehicles)
  • Good understanding of vehicle dynamics attribute - Experience of K&C and full vehicle handling, steering and ride analysis
  • Experience of using virtual tools for at least two of the following topics:
    • K&C suspension model correlation to test data and optimisation towards targets
    • Model correlation and optimisation in full vehicle level to improve vehicle dynamics
    • Chassis vibration/modal analysis for NVH characterisation and optimisation to achieve desired modal alignment and to reduce structure borne and road noise
    • Powertrain vibration/modal analysis for NVH characterisation and optimisation to achieve desired modal alignment in full operating envelope
    • Durability analysis and load extraction using Road Load Data
    • Durability analysis and load extraction using scanned road surfaces along with analytical tyre model, such as FTire
  • Experience of real time simulation software packages such as VI-CarRealTime or IPG/CarMaker with a focus on generating models for application in a driver in the loop simulator.
  • Proficient understanding and application of MATLAB and Simulink
  • Familiar with CAD and FEA software used within the industry
  • Participation in major vehicle development programmes
  • Understanding of active chassis systems
  • Report writing – confident in ability to interpret and post process results and make recommendations, written and verbal.
  • Direct interaction and good communication skills with customers
  • Taking responsibility for delivery of programmes of work within time and budget constraints

Essential Qualifications

  • Engineering degree in appropriate discipline (ie Mechanical or Automotive Engineering or a similar scope)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer, CEng MIMechE or equivalent
Other information

HORIBA MIRA has 75 years of heritage in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding.

At HORBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A company performance related bonus scheme
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Please note; the role will involve the successful candidate to travel and work flexibly. The job is likely to involve periods of 1 week at a time spent overseas approximately 6 to 8 times per year. The job may also involve extended placements at customer facilities requiring travel within the UK or Europe for 1 to 4 days per week for a significant period.

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, this role does meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list.