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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
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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