Aerodynamics Engineer

Full Time

Website Tesla

The New Programs Engineering team is looking for exceptional Aerodynamicists who are motivated to change the way people think about their vehicles. Unrivaled range, ludicrous performance, top-of-the-line comfort and long-term reliability depend on delivering exterior designs that are as aesthetically appealing as they are aerodynamically efficient. Day-to-day activities include initial concept design, creating digital geometry, running simulations, bench and wind tunnel tests, and partnership with design and cross-functional engineering teams. In many ways, the New Programs Engineering team operates much like a start-up, functioning as a small team able to move incredibly quickly on a wide variety of design challenges. If you can think of a way of making the vehicles better, or have an idea to improve the development process, you are empowered to champion and develop that idea and see it implemented.
Responsibilities
Provide guidance and support to Designers to optimize aerodynamic performance
Generate, develop, and validate novel airflow management features and systems
Work with engineering, suppliers, and program management to execute efficient aerodynamic designs
Identify and develop creative solutions to resolve engineering/styling/aerodynamic conflicts
Innovate, develop and improve processes
Prepare Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations to model how geometry will perform
Interpret results, propose recommendations for improvement and how changes will make an impact
Design parts, prepare for, and conduct, model scale and full scale wind tunnel tests, and provide feedback
Document and present findings to cross-functional teams and management
Support vehicle milestones including prototype, pre-production, and production build events
Deliver world-class craftsmanship, fit/finish and support for successful production launch
Requirements
Expert understanding of fluid dynamics
Excellent knowledge of CFD
Familiarity with geometry creation, simplification and data management within CAD software, preferably CATIA
Experience with wind tunnel testing, either at reduced or full scale
Track testing experience, including instrumentation, data acquisition and processing
Preferred Skills
Knowledge of surface mesh preparation using ANSA, Hypermesh, or Star CCM+
Passion for sustainable energy or related technologies, automotive or electric vehicle development
MS in Aerodynamics, Aerospace Engineering or related field a plusShow more

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