CAE Project Lead

Job ID
CAE Services


Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Goken America is an Engineering Services and Product Development company founded in 2004. At Goken America we strive to expand and deliver upon our company motto of “Creating Something Different”. We are continually striving to strengthen our organization, and are always seeking talented individuals who have a strong desire to work in an environment where they can make a difference.


Our “Vision” is to empower our associates to affect change wherever change is needed. Our “Mission” is that in building trust we foster greatness is our people, excellence in our clients and impact in our communities.


Goken America provides an excellent benefits package, one month of paid time off per year and a very competitive compensation plan. In addition, when applicable, we will also provide relocation assistance, temporary housing, visa support and other fringe benefits.


This role will lead a team of Engineers and manage the projects assigned by planning, tracking and meeting project objectives.


Essential Duties: (This list is not exhaustive and other duties may be assigned)

  • Lead and assist a team with difficult and complex dynamic and/or static, linear and/or nonlinear analysis utilizing CAE tool like Abaqus, LS Dyna, Nastran, Optistruct, StarCCM+, etc. 
  • Negotiate with client on project milestones and deliverables. 
  • Provide guidance and training to junior level engineers.
  • Act as a liaison between Goken teams and Client Chiefs and/or PICs to identify project requirements, understand technical specifications and meet client expectations. 
  • Monitor and track the progress of projects and handle any issues that arise. Report and escalate to management as needed. 
  • Support management with project proposals, scheduling and quoting.
  • Travel to client sites required.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 7+yrs relevant experience OR Master’s degree in Engineering and 5+yrs relevant experience. 
  • Education with the following specialties preferred: Mechanical, Mechanical Technology, Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing. 
  • Minimum 5 years relevant industry experience with CAE (pre-process, analysis and post-process).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in MS office.


Preferred Skills:  

  • Experience with CAE tools such as Ansa, Hypermesh, Abaqus, LS Dyna, Nastran, Optistruct, StarCCM+, etc. preferred.
  • Experience with experimental measurement in order to effectively communicate with test engineers.
  • Experience on automotive NVH analysis and linear static analysis of BIW.
  • CAD design experience is a plus
  • Minimum 2 years of project lead experience managing projects, leading and directing others is preferred.



Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.



Goken America is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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