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Senior or Principal CAE Engineer


Powertrain Development


Competitive salary package, negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

Full Time

Birmingham B37 7YG, UK

About the Role

Reporting to the CAE manager, you will be responsible for providing analysis support in three key areas:
CAUK based concept powertrain technologies (Electric & hybrid systems).
Optimisation of CAHQ powertrain systems, either existing or under development.
Investigation into failure or deficiencies of products in current production.


  • Degree qualified or similar qualification in a relevant discipline.

  • Minimum 5 years conventional and new energy powertrain CAE experience.

  • Good inter-personal communication, and the ability to present & discuss technical information in a clear and concise manner to colleagues either in UK or China.

  • Capable of working efficiently, with a pro-active attitude, as part of a small team to lead and deliver major tasks to tight deadlines.

  • Be an expert in one or more of the following areas: 1D (such as GT-Suite) simulation of HEV/PHEV/EV power/torque requirement; e-Motor efficiency and performance (Motor-CAD or Comsol); shifting quality (Ansys Adams).

  • Detailed knowledge of power unit component cooling strategy, thermal load and durability, experience of fluid/structural coupled analysis are desirable.

  • Detailed knowledge of engine/transmission/e-Machine/battery design, development, validation and test processes and their relationship with CAE processes will have advantages.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Powertrain design analysis including but not limited to dedicated hybrid engine, dedicated hybrid transmission, e-machine, battery, and e-control units. This may include some or all of following analyses: engine performance and e-machine matching/integration (using GT-Suite), powertrain cooling/heating (1D or 3D CFD), gear shifting quality (Romax and Ansys), component durability (Ansys or Abaqus), motor performance (Comsol or Motor-CAD)

  • Responsible for implementing and documenting the best CAE practices and process development

  • Provide training and coaching to technical and management personnel, including those at parent company

  • Apply proven simulation techniques in support of new powertrain technology selection and system concept studies

  • Set analysis requirement such as boundary conditions and deliverables for supplier, third party or junior engineers

  • Potential involvement of big data and AI project related to powertrain real usage data using Python

Other Features

Must be elegible to work in the UK

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