General information

Job Title
Engineer CAE NVH
Ref #
Friday, July 1, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Body & Chassis - computer aided engineering
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday

Description & Requirements


No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role
  • Part of the team that is responsible for the definition, development, and achievement of NVH targets for all McLaren Vehicles
  • Running of FEA analysis supporting vehicle projects. The role covers maintaining, analysing, and reporting on components and sub-system models.
  • Participating in all internal and external NVH simulation work. Interaction with lead Simulation Engineers managing Vehicle Dynamics, NVH, Structural Fatigue and Passive Safety will be required.
  • and liaise with various Function Groups, Chief Engineers, Chief Designers.
  • Responsible for achieving the simulation and data analysis plan as well as having technical responsibility for delivering consistent results from the developed CAE NVH models
Principal Accountabilities

  • The engineer will be responsible for maintaining, analysing, correlating and reporting on the NVH models. Models will be used to study performance against targets relating to NVH targets. Studies will relate to design of new vehicle architecture and the development of current platforms.
  • The engineer will work alongside the Senior NVH CAE engineers and assist them in quantifying the risk to programs when it comes to target achievements
  • Supervise external CAE partners to ensure that all CAE analysis conforms to company procedures, industry best practice and global regulations.
  • Responsible for NVH CAE model build and the development of simulation methodology with the relevant Senior Engineers.
  • Determine the most efficient engineering techniques and deliver maximum value to program, through an optimised modelling approach. Alongside supporting vehicle programs, the engineer should draw on team experience of best practice to help develop methods and improve group capabilities.
  • Correlation of NVH models at POC stages of the program
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in automotive CAE analysis
  • Experienced in an OEM or Tier1 with a mid level of NVH analysis technical knowledge
  • Experience of high volume and niche vehicle (low volume) programmes
  • The Engineer should have adequate experience in the developing, correlating and analysing of full vehicle and system level models for use in studying durability and passive safety attributes.
  • Advanced knowledge of ANSA and Altair software tools
  • Experience in testing measurements and data postprocessing would be beneficial
  • Experience in CAE simulation of composite structures
  • Basic level of composite structure analysis is beneficial
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to operate within a team environment.
  • Strong communication of simulation results via comprehensive and intelligible simulation reports.
  • Good analytical, written and oral presentation skills
  • Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree 2:1 or above
Personal Attributes

  • Delivery focussed - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
  • Advanced problem solving abilities
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good team player and communicator able to communicate at all levels
  • Self-motivated to deliver excellence
  • Flexible attitude to working hours
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand