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General Motors CAE Body Structure Engineer in Warren, Michigan

About GMThere's never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won't happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.Why Work for UsOur culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.Job DescriptionThe CAE Body Structure Engineer will be responsible for capturing information from a variety of sources inside and outside GM, building and running analytical models, interpreting results for customers, attending development team meetings, interacting with compartment integration teams.As a CAE Body Structure Engineer, you will lead and execute development of new engineering analysis capabilities. You will participate in Product Development teams on new / major / minor designs, providing analysis to assess performance of new designs. Develop methods for problem root cause analysis and identification. Build Finite Element Analysis (FEA) models from CAD solid models.Perform structural analysis on complete Trimmed Vehicle Structure Consisting of BIW, Chassis Structure, Interior Structure (IP), Fixed Glass, Bumpers, Modules (i.e. CRFM, Battery), and Closures. Use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and other analysis methods to assess designs. Analysis is focused on design optimization to meet quasi-static safety regulations (roof strength, structure/seats), NVH, and Full Vehicle Durability. CAE Engineers work interactively with the Product Development Teams (PDT's) to share analysis results, provide design recommendations, and assure that product requirements are met and validated.Responsibilities:* Responsible to create and execute Finite Element Analysis (FEA) plans for assigned projects. Lead CAE suppliers and internal resources to meet program milestones and deliverables.* Create CAE geometry or construct / update FEA models from NX math data. Debug 1st run vehicle structure models from suppliers (external and internal).* Perform and coordinate resources for virtual assessment of designs and compare results to performance requirements.* Recommend viable design solutions to resolve any performance issues with mass cost efficiency.* Interface with body SMT, validation, structure integration, NV, and safety integration engineers to assure balance of vehicle structure requirements and design solutions.* Conduct topology optimization to identify architectural load paths to close the gap to requirements and implement enablers into the math released* Plan and implement test and/or development programs to enhance CAE capability.* Recommend process automators and CAE enhancements for CAE modeling software and solvers. Assist in developing new CAE techniques.* Use CAE to explain results of physical testing and engineer solutions to resolve issues with validation and release engineers* Responsible for Virtual Assessment presentations for program management and formal CAE

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