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Senior Associate Engineer - Simulation (CAE, Thermofluids)

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Location: Peterborough, CAM, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2019

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Job Title: Senior Associate Engineer – Simulation (CAE, Thermofluids)
Salary:     £34000 - £38000 (depending on experience) 
Benefits:  25 days annual leave,     
                 10% bonus,Contributory pension scheme - Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution Up to 10%, Contributory share scheme - Caterpillar will matched 50% of the employee's contribution, Access to CAT Advantage – High street discounts and savings 
Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not supported with this role 

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire        
Relocation/Sponsorship: Not supported with this role 

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business.  

Who is Caterpillar? What do we do? 

Caterpillar is a world leader in construction and mining equipment—creating innovative, cutting-edge products and services that help our customers build the world around us. With that level of impact comes the platform to care for the world, we work in. That’s why we lead sustainable green initiatives to preserve the environment, help reduce poverty with the Caterpillar Foundation and stay involved in the communities we help build.

What will Caterpillar do for you? 

From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar: helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance and the growth opportunities you expect with a Fortune 100 company.

You power our success and we are committed to empowering yours. After all, when your work can impact the entire world, it’s important to do work that matters.

The position: 

We are currently seeking a Simulation Engineer to join a multi-disciplinary Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) team within our Systems Engineering Simulation Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for using simulation tools to influence the design, performance and mechanical development of gas & diesel engines for Caterpillar. They will apply their knowledge of engine performance and/or fluid systems to a variety of complex, engaging assignments that support and enhance Caterpillar products’ performance, durability, and reliability.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

• Identification, investigation, and resolution of engineering problems using good fundamental engineering knowledge, engine performance and/or fluid dynamics tools
• Development and evolution of simulation processes to support future needs and to improve the effectiveness of the team
• Develop an understanding of internal and external customers' needs
Typical day-to-day activities would involve solving a wide range of fluids-based engineering problems using simulation tools and collaborating with engineers and managers to feedback solutions and recommendations.


Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

• Accredited Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering subject, plus some relevant academic or industrial experience in engine performance and/or Fluids systems
• Good analytical skills 
• Self-starter with problem solving skills 
• Ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members, internal customers, project managers & process partners
• A passion to grow your simulation skills within a friendly, interactive and innovative engineering team

Candidates may have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

• Experience of GT-Suite or similar 1D engine performance simulation codes
• Experience of STARCCM+, Converge or similar CFD software
• Experience of Multi-disciplinary optimisation tools such as HEEDS, ModeFrontier or I-Sight
• Experience of fluids systems of internal combustion engines
• Software coding skills (e.g. Python, Java)

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined. 

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

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Nov 23, 2019


United Kingdom