General Motors 3D CFD Analysis Engineer - GPS0003472 in Pontiac, Michigan

Role Summary

As part of Engine CAE, a3D CFD Analysis Engineer in the Thermal Management team performs a wide varietyof simulations. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models are utilized todirectly impact engine design for cooling, lubrication, and ventilation systems.Additionally, conjugate heat transfer simulations are utilized to predictengine, exhaust and turbocharger temperatures and heat rejection, includingunderhood simulations to predict engine component temperatures. Development ofnew and existing procedures in the above domains is also a core responsibility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and exercise analytical models for internal combustion engines using 3D CFD software such as STAR-CCM+, Fluent or similar tools
  • Provide component-level and/or system-level design recommendations based on interpretation of analysis results
  • Participate in product design and development teams and regularly present analysis results to engineering peers and management
  • Lead or assist in the development or enhancement of standard analysis procedures and/or tools to improve prediction, fidelity and/or execution speed

Required Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of experience with CFD analysis of propulsion related systems
  • Experience with STAR-CCM+ or Fluent CFD software

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with CFD optimization tools
  • Experience with the latest CFD visualization techniques
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others
  • Familiarity or practical experience with the principles of engine design, operation, or testing
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult
  • Experience with programming in Java, Python or equivalent languages
  • Linux experience
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products

Education and Training

  • BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering required
  • MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with coursework in heat transfer and fluid mechanics preferred