Caterpillar, Inc. Senior Engineer - Simulation in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Senior Engineer - Simulation


Job Title: Senior Engineer- Simulation - 12 Months Fixed Term Contract.

Salary: £39,000 to £50,000 (Depending on Experience)

Benefits: 25 days annual leave,

10- 12% 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

Sponsorship: Not Supported with this role

Relocation Support: Not Supported with this role

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Structural Simulation Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary Computer Aided Engineering team, responsible for supporting the design and mechanical development of gas & diesel engines for Caterpillar.

You will apply your knowledge of structural and powertrain dynamics to a variety of engaging assignments that support and enhance the performance, durability, reliability, quality, and serviceability of Caterpillar products. You will also provide technical leadership and coaching and deliver new or improved simulation processes to further improve the efficiency and reach of simulation within Caterpillar. You will be helping to define our future products as well as supporting our current products.

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

  • Identification, analysis, and resolution of engineering problems using good fundamental engineering knowledge of 1D and 3D structural dynamic simulation for which you are beginning to build a reputation as an expert

  • Technical delivery, support and provision of advice to other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, dealers, customers, and suppliers both individually and through coaching junior & flexible resources

  • Development and evolution of complex simulation processes to support future needs and to improve the effectiveness of the team working closely with process partners throughout Caterpillar

  • Maintain technical knowledge in engine performance and simulation

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of internal and external customers' needs


Required Qualifications:

  • Accredited bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering subject, plus academic or industrial experience in structural dynamic analysis

  • In-depth understanding of the fundamentals of 1D and 3D structural dynamics

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to perform complex assignments

  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively and to build effective relationships with team members, internal customers, project managers & process partners throughout Caterpillar

  • Self-starter with a passion to develop deep expertise and technical leadership

Desired Experience:

  • Experience of internal combustion engines, rotating machinery or other machinery

  • In-depth experience of simulating structural dynamic systems such as powertrain, geartrain, valvetrain or torsional vibration

  • Exposure to some, or all, of the following analysis tools would be useful;

Finite element pre and post processors, such as NX or Hypermesh

Multi-body dynamics tools, such as GT-SUITE, SIMPACK or ADAMS

Finite element analysis solvers, such as Abaqus or Ansys

Fatigue analysis tools, such as nCode or FEMFAT

We assume that knowledge gained with one software package can be transferred to other packages performing similar functions.

Job Engineering

Primary Location United Kingdom-Cambridgeshire-Peterborough

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Req ID: 18000C5Z