General Motor

General Motor

Motorsports Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Engineer


Onsite - Position requires an employee to be onsite on a full-time basis.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Motorsports Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer to join a multi-disciplined team of engineers and technicians responsible for building, running, and interpreting results of full car and subsystem simulations of varying complexity. Working with GM Race teams to ensure they are racing the highest performing vehicles possible while building and cultivating close relationships with GM Motorsports colleagues and GM supported race teams is core to this role. You will work with the motorsports team to provide direction and actionable data to GM race teams to improve weekend performance.

Joining the GM Motorsports Organization will provide you with the experience and exposure it takes to work in a competitive environment and the opportunity to showcase your CFD research, development, and analytical 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. Position is open to international hiring and remote work for qualified candidates.

What You'll Do

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

  • Utilize proper modeling, testing, and analysis techniques required for a premier CFD program in motorsports

  • Plan and conduct correlational analysis of CFD and wind tunnel test results

  • Remain apprised of the latest developments in the field of CFD in order to improve the methods utilized for aerodynamic simulation of the racecar and its working components

  • Efficiently manage CFD resources to achieve increasing levels of hardware, software, and resource license utilization

  • Organize CFD test results into concise, presentable reports for proper decision making and implementation

  • Interface and collaborate with GM Race Teams and GM engineering, specifically the virtual design, development, and validation groups

  • Provide direction and actionable data to GM race teams to improve weekend performance

  • Additional Description

    Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, or a related subject with coursework in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
  • 3 + years industry experience as a Motorsports CFD Engineer or Aerodynamicist
  • Programming experience with Java and Python languages
  • Experience with computer tools, 3D CAD files, CAE methods and Experimental Data
  • Substantial experience with CFD software (Star CCM+ preferred) as well as other flow simulation and visualization related software and methods
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic, constantly evolving environment, with strong work ethic and integrity
  • Knowledge of experimental aerodynamics best practices
  • Self-motivation along with the ability to effectively work with others and support team goals
  • What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Proficiency in both Linux and Windows OS environments
  • Expertise of CAD software (Siemens NX and ANSA preferred)
  • Experience developing detailed models and meshes ready for CFD simulations
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerBi Desktop and Services
  • Understanding of various aerodynamic turbulence models as they relate to specific CFD test methods and results
  • Knowledge of both transient and steady state CFD solvers
  • Experience with the architecture and performance of various motorsports vehicles
  • Knowledge of multiple race series regulations
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    Job details


    Motorsports Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Engineer


    General Motor


    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    September 01, 2023

    Job type




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