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Simulation Engineer (FEA) (Pretoria or Durbanville)

Cape Town – Western Cape ~ Pretoria/Centurion – Gauteng

AN exciting opportunity to launch your automotive software career under the guidance of highly experienced Engineers in the industry is on offer by our client, a provider of cutting-edge Engineering Solutions, seeking its next Simulation Engineer with a B Eng Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and Mechanical Design Engineering experience (5 Years +), to form part of an Engineering team, with the ability to fit into the DNA of the company culture that is dynamic and embraces change. Apart from a contained and well-rounded person with a high EQ level, you will be required to deal with complexity in a fast-paced environment. The person needs to be a self-starter with attention to detail and bring a positive energy to the work environment, with a willingness to excel in their role. Afrikaans speaking is essential for this role.
  • Utilize Computer Aided Engineering software tools.
  • Verify new designs / products, problem solve failure mechanisms on existing components / products.
  • Conduct analysis on a multitude of products for multiple clients.
  • Interpret results and make actionable analyses and design recommendations.
  • Create Structural Finite Element Models.
  • Interpret required physics and apply to the simulation.
  • Execute linear, non-linear, modal, buckling and fatigue type analyses.
  • Perform FE model correlation and validation.
  • Assess results for comparison against customer requirements and design standards.
  • Liaise with other engineering disciplines and teams.
  • Compile feedback presentations and technical reports.
  • Participate in design reviews.
  • Provide proactive feedback about designs, based on outcomes of analysis.
  • Summarize and conclude investigation.
  • Afrikaans speaking essential
  • B Eng Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Mechanical design engineering experience (5 Years +).
  • 3D CAD experience.
  • Experience with Mechanical Structural Simulation (3 Years +).
  • Experience with Linear Static, Modal, Fatigue, Buckling and Dynamic analyses domains.
  • Computer literacy with advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Programming and scripting (e.g., Python, Octave, MATLAB).
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent in task management & Mathematics.
  • Ability to work under pressure. 
  • Good written and verbal communication 

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