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CAE Engineer

Gaydon, Warwickshire
Job Type
18 Sep 2023

REQ ID: 119458
SALARY: £37,000 - £45,000
POSTING END DATE: 02/10/2023

We're re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the structural analysis and development of Chassis Components, Systems and Interfaces in support of the JLR Cycle Plan.

Working as part of a team of CAE engineers, this role will include

  • Detailed Finite Element Analysis of chassis structural components (e.g. Subframes, Knuckles, Suspension Links, Wheels, etc) against defined analysis standards and procedures
  • Detailed assessment of chassis interfaces against defined analysis standards and procedures
  • Clear reporting of analysis results and recommendations to allow development of parts

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

• Support development of Automotive Components/Systems using engineering knowledge and experience combined with Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) techniques, to meet chassis performance targets

• Run CAE analysis, summarise results and feedback conclusions to colleagues

• Work with design teams to develop and optimise solutions considering multi-attributes within defined deadlines and time constraints

• Utilise product knowledge and awareness of potential design constraints (packaging, manufacturing etc.) to ensure due consideration is given in developing solutions

• Support projects and teams including the feedback of results as required through design / project reviews

• Support and present at design reviews with key stakeholders: Centre of Competence component design teams, PAT teams, packaging teams, Programme teams

• Work with the Subject Matter Experts (SME's) to ensure project documentation for each project is maintained


  • Industry experience in structural finite element analysis
  • Experience of root cause analysis using engineering logic and FEA
  • Knowledge of material properties, material selection and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to understand, interpret and clearly communicate Finite Element Analysis results
  • Competence in component development using engineering experience and CAE tools


  • Previous experience within product engineering delivery departments
  • Previous experience of chassis component/system level development using CAE to meet defined performance targets
  • Experience in detailed structural FEA methods to include
    • Contact problems
    • Component assemblies (bolted joints, interference fits)
    • Mass/stiffness/stress optimisation analyses
    • Non linear material behaviour (material plasticity)
    • Non linear structural behaviour and responses
    • Explicit (time domain analysis) of dynamic load cases
    • Thermal analysis
    • Fatigue analysis


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you'll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes JLR the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At JLR, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage.

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

JLR is committed to equal opportunity for all.

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  • Job Reference: 1116015388-2
  • Date Posted: 18 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Jaguar Land Rover
  • Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent