Senior Engineer - ADAMS

Rate: £29.00 - £31.00 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27000-jh

Expiration date: 06 June 2017

Job Purpose: The main purpose of this role is modelling of Chassis systems.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Support the establishment of K & C targets for all AML suspension systems.
  • Help develop hard points for suspension systems and steering systems.
  • Develop bush rates to enable vehicle to meet compliance targets.
  • Maintain vehicle models with representative component masses & inertias.
  • Determine ARB/spring stiffness’s to achieve handling balance and ride frequencies.
  • Complete ride, handling, steering, and braking tests on ADAMS and study the effects of kinematics and compliance under various load conditions.
  • Update models with component stiffness figures as they become available.
  • Plot results on a standard format for consistency to support progress evaluations.
  • Develop and maintain ADAMS Driveline models for dynamic manoeuvres.
  • Help investigate vehicle dynamics issues arising during development using simulation models.
  • Suggest improvements and use measured vehicle data to update models

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline
  • ADAMS CAR training courses completed
  • Experience as a simulation Engineer within the automotive industry.
  • Experience of ADAMS simulation tools which must include ADAMS CAR.
  • Proven capability of studying and understanding K&C data and correlating it with models.
  • ADAMS experience with driveline modelling.
  • Co-Simulation integration of active damping and SCS controllers into models.
  • Experience of EPS software tuning and tyre modelling
  • Working knowledge of Altair Hyperworks including Hypergraph.
  • Working knowledge of Matlab would be useful.
  • Good report writing skills and able to present to technical experts
  • Rig test environment experience
  • Competent in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks to meet customer needs