RESEARCH ENGINEER - ENGINE CFD
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, TX

About $66,000 - $93,000 a year

EducationSkills
The Powertrain Engineering Division is seeking a talented engineer to assist engine and aftertreatment R&D activities. Our work is contract research for a diverse set of clients around the world, including both commercial and government funded works. The focus of this position is the modeling and simulation of in-cylinder flow, combustion, aftertreatment, coolant and structure using 3D CAE software. This includes pre- and post-processing simulation, reporting and presenting results internally and to the costumers. Additional responsibilities include the management of modeling tasks and contribution to the proposal efforts by providing cost estimates for engine CFD/FEA subtasks. Each project is assigned a technical manager, so there is a significant opportunity for project leadership.

Education/Experience:
Requires a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, or Automotive Engineering with at least 2 years of experience. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. PhD degree is preferred and requires at least 1 year of experience. Either graduate work or employment with a focus on engine CFD and FEA is required. Experience working at an engine or vehicle manufacturer performing in-cylinder CFD and FEA is preferred. Demonstrated experience as experimentalist to validate simulation results is preferred. Basic understating of gasoline or diesel engine combustion is required. Experience using GT-Power or other commercial 1D simulation tools is preferred. Experience using CAD software such as Pro/E is preferred. Must be able to work as part of a high-performance team and must have excellent communication skills and an ability to accurately convey progress and result to project managers and company leaders. Should not only be able to run the simulation, but also utilize abilities to offer novel solutions to design and development challenges. Worldwide travel is required. A valid/clear driver’s license is required.

Special Considerations:
Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

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