Motorsports Aerodynamics Surface Designer

General Motor
December 09, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.

The Role

We are seeking a Motorsports Aerodynamics Surface Designer to join a multidisciplined engineering team to test, develop, and optimize aerodynamic performance of complete race vehicles. Working in a virtual environment, your focus will be to develop highly refined aerodynamic surfaces for use in a world class CFD simulations. Supporting full car and subsystem models capable of detailed aerodynamic simulation. In cooperation with GM Key Partner race teams, you will help develop and support processes to safeguard thoroughness and consistency throughout our structured team environment.

Joining the GM Motorsports Organization will provide you with the experience and exposure it takes work in a competitive environment and the opportunity to showcase your aerodynamic, CAD, and CFD skills , contribute to innovation, connect lessons learned in racing to production intent vehicles, work cross functionally with our partners and ultimately, help shape the future of Motorsports.

What You'll Do

  • Support full car and subsystem models capable of detailed aerodynamic simulation

  • Utilize proper assembly, modeling and organizational techniques required to support a fast-paced CFD program

  • Help develop and support processes to ensure thoroughness and consistency in a structured team environment

  • Convert existing CAD models into simplified and clean assemblies that are CFD friendly and optimized for high fidelity meshing purposes

  • Maintain multiple full car and sub system assemblies within a CAD database

  • Work in team environment to manage CFD resources ensuring quality throughput is consistent with the highest level of motorsport technology

  • Interface and collaborate GM design studio and production engineering, specifically the virtual design, development, and validation groups

  • Coordinate with other designers and model makers to have concepts manufactured for wind tunnel testing

  • Ensure the accuracy of the components of CFD CAD models and assemblies match wind tunnel and production vehicles

  • Work with GM design studio to ensure surfaces are of the highest quality and meet tooling requirements

  • Participate in planning and conducting physical tests in full scale wind tunnel

  • Interface and collaborate with GM Key Partner race teams

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    Additional Description

    Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • 5+ years aerodynamic experience using computer tools, 3D CAD (Catia / 3DX preferred), CAE methods, and Experimental Data

  • Knowledge of race series regulation in at least one of the following: NASCAR, IndyCar, or Formula 1

  • Ability to communicate with or influence senior internal and external partners in a dynamic, constantly evolving environment

  • Understanding of experimental aerodynamics best practices

  • Experience leading or participating in physical testing in full or reduced scale rolling road wind tunnels

  • What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, or a related subject with coursework in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

  • Basic programming experience with Java and VBA language for use in CFD process automation

  • Working knowledge of CFD software and visualization related software and methods

  • Experience developing refined model meshes ready for CFD testing

  • Experience with the architecture and performance of race vehicles

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