Senior simulation engineer – vehicle dynamics




You will be carrying out full vehicle simulations to support the attribute development of the vehicle to meet steering, handling and braking targets throughout the design and development of a new vehicle, and subsequent vehicles coming from the same platform. You will be responsible for integrating Active System Control Models into vehicle dynamics CAE packages, as well as generating vehicle models where required, developing/running desktop objective test simulation and supporting driving simulator activities.
You will be required to work alongside CAE and Control engineers, as well as vehicle attribute owners to ensure the integration and calibration of active systems delivers the desired performance characteristics. Alongside the development of vehicle active systems, you will also be required to modify/develop representative Control models and logic for competitor vehicles to produce high fidelity reference models for both use on desktop simulation and a driving simulator.


  • Build & maintain upto date and correlated vehicle and sub-system models
  • Carry out control system integration into vehicle dynamics models through Simulink
  • Develop test scenarios
  • Carry out steering and handling simulations
  • Presentation of results and analysis
  • Support driving simulator activities

Liaising with axle performance engineers, chassis module owners, control team and suppliers to create high fidelity full-vehicle simulation models, and work with attribute engineers to support the calibration of active systems in the virtual environment.


Knowledge/skills/tools required: 

  • Strong knowledge and interest of vehicle dynamics theory
  • Knowledge and prior experience with full vehicle dynamics simulations, sub-system (Steering/Brake) modelling and control system integration
  • Proficient in use of IPG CarMaker and/or VI-Grade CarRealTime
  • Proficient in use of using Matlab & Matlab-Simulink

Experience required:

  • Automotive industry / Tier-1 consultancy experience
  • Proven experience of Control system integration and development
  • Proven experience of CAE correlation and validation and error-state resolution
  • Experience of taking a program through virtual tuning to prototype build and to production will be beneficial
  • Knowledge of systems best practices, test procedure generation and attribute DNAs will be beneficial


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance-related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sports centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

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