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Vehicle Dynamics & CAE Senior Manager

Apex Resource Management




Posted: 23/11/2022

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Vehicle Dynamics & CAE Senior Manager
Location: Woking, UK or Idiada, Spain
Shift: Days – 40-hours

Vehicle Dynamics & CAE Senior Manager required to join a well-established automotive manufacturer, based in Woking on a permanent basis offering a competitive salary.

Our client is an automotive supercar and hypercar brand, with a global reputation for producing high-performance vehicles. Working with some of the most iconic designs using modern engineering this company is one of a kind and their attention to detail is second to none.

The Vehicle Dynamics & CAE Senior Manager will be responsibility for all aspects of Vehicle Dynamics, CAE multibody and Full Vehicle Simulation

The Vehicle Dynamics & CAE Senior Manager role:

Be responsible for all aspects of Vehicle Dynamics from target setting to programme sign-off, meeting attribute, timing, and cost targets.
     Managing Vehicle Dynamics project delivery and CAE teams
     Manage benchmarking, vehicle positioning and resulting target cascade utilising subjective and objective measures
     Support chassis and commodity teams in technology and suspension architecture selection, development and provide analysis of key performance indicators
     Lead the technical delivery of all vehicle dynamics hardware and software calibration development on vehicle programmes
     Support launch activities and create processes required for a robust launch schedule
     Maintenance, analysis and reporting on vehicle and sub-system models by overseeing all internal and external Vehicle Dynamics simulation & testing activities.
     Communicate progress and criticalities to programme management and the Chief Engineers.
     Define attribute DVP and work in continual collaboration with Vehicle Engineering Managers to plan and ensure delivery of DVP activities.
     Support with the continual development of the multibody, full vehicle models and testing methodologies to reduce development times, improve realism and test data accuracy and correlation of our tools and increase the level of cross-function/attribute integration.
     Support other teams/functions with full vehicle and multibody simulations
     Develop relationships with academia, software and hardware suppliers and key consultancies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience of the Vehicle Dynamics & CAE Senior Manager:

More than 15 years direct OEM Vehicle dynamics and CAE experience in Automobile industry
     Leader of high-performance cross-functional teams
     Extensive experience of automotive testing and development
     Experience in developing suspension architecture
     Excellent Vehicle Dynamics and Vehicle Development knowledge
     Experience in component release management and problem solving
     Experience of high and niche vehicle (low volume) programs
     Good knowledge about vehicle proving grounds and facilities in Europe
     An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for measured success
The Ideal Vehicle Dynamics & CAE Senior Manager:

Natural leadership skills
     Good driving evaluation skills
     Must be both a team player and team builder
     Strong verbal and written communication skills
     Ambitious and self-reliant. Intrinsically self-motivated
     Delivery focused, with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
     An understanding and awareness of appropriate escalation
     The ability to motivate and focus team members and suppliers to meet all program deliverables
To show your interest in this Vehicle Dynamics & CAE Senior Manager role please Apply Now with a copy of your CV, should you be successfully shortlisted a member of our Team will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence

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