Job summary :
The Vehicle Dynamics Engineer is part of the R&D advanced product engineering team in Tenneco Ride Performance, responsible for the design & development of advanced suspension systems.
Job responsibilities :
Supports the R&D advanced product engineering team in the definition of vehicle dynamics performance targets, system architecture for new projects and improvements of existing products.
Facilitates the understanding of damper system performance influences on vehicle dynamics.
Takes the lead in setting key product performance criteria for vehicle dynamics. Create methodology to set objective performance criteria and application to the product developmentAct as point of reference in case of vehicle dynamics related performance issues
Define proper system architecture to ensure best possible integration of the product onto the vehicle : Lead development team in their understanding of the implications involved when integrating the product into the vehicle suspensionSupport benchmarking activities to understand market trends in system architecture
Support the development team in the area of vehicle dynamics simulation : Develop the methodology to simulate vehicle dynamics performance from a product performance point of viewEnsure the proper cascading of vehicle performance targets to product performance targets
Master degree; preferably in mechanical or electro-mechanical area.
Good analytical skills, good problem solving techniques, results oriented, good listener.
Good communication skills and able to operate independently within a Team structure
Ability to travel is necessary (% ?)
Fluent English is key; knowledge of German language is an advantage.
3 years experience in vehicle dynamics & simulation in the automotive industry is a must, experience at a car manufacturer is an advantage
Experience with software packages such as Carsim, Carmaker, Adams, Simpack or LMS Imagine.Lab, Matlab / Simulink is an advantage