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Senior Engineer - Safety CAE - Contract

(Job Reference No: ID 333)


Gordon Murray Design is a world-leading automotive design company; we have gained a global reputation as a pioneer of lightweight and efficient vehicles, taking a highly innovative approach to all aspects of vehicle design, development and production.

With multiple sites in Shalford, Dunsfold, Warwick and a new purpose-built HQ on its way in Windlesham, the Gordon Murray Group continues to grow with multiple vehicle programmes currently in development.  As a result, we currently have exciting opportunities for Senior Engineer – Safety CAE to join our Vehicle Engineering & Simulation Team based in either Shalford or Warwick.


You will drive the vehicle crashworthiness design using CAE, considering applicable Safety Requirements (FMVSS/ECE/NCAP etc)

Perform CAE simulations to evaluate and enhance full vehicle crashworthiness performance in conjunction with occupant safety

Develop and apply advanced safety/crash methodologies and analysis techniques.

Support subsystem level & full vehicle crash tests in line with standard protocols.

Perform post-crash test analysis and correlate CAE to test results.

Develop failure models of materials to enable good correlations with physical tests.

Use optimization tools to improve designs.

Produce concise report and summaries.

Liaise with the design, development, project management, commercial, prototype and production manufacturing teams, technical partners and suppliers to ensure the designs meet the requirements for timing, performance, manufacturability and cost.

Support R&D activities and the development of tools and techniques to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the analysis department.

Guide and supervise CAE engineers to deliver good quality work.

Qualifications and experience:

It is anticipated that you will be an engineer with at least 5 years experience in the automotive industry. You should have an engineering degree and experience working within a team environment.

The following attributes are essential for this role;

  • Demonstrable experience of using FEA techniques to predict structural crash worthiness of vehicles
  • Hand calculations to support design.
  • A solid understanding of whole vehicle design and a sound knowledge of structures, sub-systems and dynamics of vehicles
  • Knowledge of crash safety legislation and consumer test requirements
  • Experience of analysing test data and correlation to CAE results
  • Ability to develop FEA data cards for metal and composite materials
  • Experience of full product life-cycle activities and ability to achieve cost, weight and technical targets within specified timescales
  • Clear and effective communication skills with internal and external clients
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards chartered status desirable

What’s on Offer:

As well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team, the position comes with:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Private Medical Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Holiday Loyalty Bonus Scheme
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Free Parking
  • Employee Recruitment Referral Incentive Scheme
  • Car Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave Provision


Gordon Murray Group is committed to promoting a fully diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for this role from all candidates who meet the key requirements.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application.

Due to the onsite requirements for this role, all applicants must already hold the Right to Work in the UK.

About Us

Gordon Murray Design is a visionary design and engineering company, established in 2007, with a focus on developing an innovative and disruptive manufacturing technology. It has since built a global reputation as one of the finest automotive design teams in the world, with a highly innovative approach from concept and design, through to prototyping and development for production.

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