CFD Engineer

Nikola Motor
Phoenix, AZ
Posted 60+ days ago
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Drive Forward. Introduce yourself to us and let's start a conversation. We're currently on the lookout for a CFD Engineer to join our Aerothermal Engineering team, specific level dependent on experience. You will be responsible for the CFD simulation of the vehicle's external aerodynamics, underhood air flow, cabin comfort, battery thermal system, fuel cell thermal system and power electronics cooling.

You Will:

Simulate vehicle's external aerodynamics; drive shape optimization for drag reduction

Design and optimize the battery and fuel cell cooling schemes

Optimize air flow through radiators and condensers using underhood flow simulation

Conduct conjugate heat transfer analysis of the battery, fuel cell and high voltage power electronics

Simulate cabin comfort and windshield's demist and defrost scenarios

Run multiphase vehicle soiling and water management simulations

Develop workflows and best practices to continue to advance our simulation fidelity while validating against measured test data

You Have:

Must have: Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering

Must have: Graduate research work on CFD coding to develop additional simulation capabilities in a specific research area, e.g. multiphase flow, acoustics, compressible flow, grid generation, machine learning, etc

Experience with commercial CFD softwares STAR-CCM+ (preferred), Fluent, CFX

Experience with application of optimization methods and algorithms in CFD

Experience with Python and Java programming languages

This position is not eligible for OPT or CPT.

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