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CFD Engineer Senior Associate

Remote, CA

Posted: 06/14/2024 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84923

Job Description

Are you ready to make an impact with a leading innovator in  consulting and design engineering? With over 4 decades of industry experience, our Client is seeking a dynamic CFD Engineer Senior Associate to be a part of our mission-critical projects which include some of the most advanced technology spaces worldwide.

Position Location: Remote - work virtually from most  locations   in the United States

The CFD Engineer Senior Associate will have the opportunity to work with and collaborate with senior design staff to advance their CFD skills for data center design and construction.  They will learn, through hands-on application, how to design a wide variety of projects.  This person will work as part of the Engineering Team and interact closely with the Project Management Team to produce construction documents, develop and edit project specifications and assist in the construction administration process.

The CFD Engineer Senior Associate will receive general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments.  May work independently consistently exercising discretion and independent judgment on individual work, or under immediate supervision.  May serve as trade lead on routine projects of limited scope.

The CFD Engineer Senior Associate will communicate and operate in line with organizational goals and values, as well as departmental objectives.


CFD Analysis Documentation Management (30%) 
  • Participate in the entire process of CFD analysis documentation, ensuring accuracy and adherence to project goals from initiation through to validation.
  • Utilize data center specific CFD software tools like 6SigmaRoom by Future Facilities / Cadence, or equivalent (TileFlow, CoolSim, Autodesk CFD, etc.).
  • Utilize general CFD software like Star CCM+ for building / wind analysis or HVAC related equipment manufacturing.

Pre-Simulation Planning (30%)
  • Coordinate closely with design teams to refine simulation objectives, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of project requirements
  • Participate in discussions to define simulation prerequisites, collect necessary data, and establishing accurate initial conditions for simulations
  • Identify challenges and recommend modifications to design parameters or simulation setups, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the simulation process

Simulation Execution and Validation (30%)
  • Coordinate activities between design, project management, and clients, to ensure effective communication and alignment of project objectives
  • Conduct technical discussions with clients, presenting simulation findings, interpret results, and provide insights for CFD analyses
  • Conduct rigorous validation of CFD results, employing advanced analytical techniques to ensure that simulations are both accurate and reflective of real-world conditions
  • Participate in the review process, identifying discrepancies, and recommending solutions to improve simulation fidelity and project outcomes.

Reporting (10%)
  • Prepare project progress reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Update and maintain shop drawing and RFI log
  • Manage personal hours using company tools

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of fluid mechanics principles including boundary layers, laminar flows, and basic heat transfer
  • Knowledge of core numerical methods in CFD like finite volume and element methods
  • Knowledge of primary turbulence models and their applications
  • Skilled in using CFD software for simulations and reviewing drawings with AutoCAD/Revit.
  • Skilled in using CFD data center specific software tools, especially 6Sigma by Future Facilities / Cadence or its equivalent
  • Skilled in using general CFD software like Star CCM+ for steady-state and transient simulations
  • Skilled in 3D modeling and cleaning and preparing complex CAD for CFD modeling
  • Skilled in JAVA or Python scripting and comfortable with Linux and HPC systems preferred
  • Skilled at using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams), along with exceptional organizational skills for file management
  • Skilled in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail
  • Ability to work successfully in a remote environment thru effective communication and organizational skills, self-motivation, proactiveness and resourcefulness in a distraction free workspace
  • Ability to interpret CFD results and communicate well in writing and verbally
  • Ability to follow company and site safety requirements
  • Ability to analyze and prepare documents, reports and correspondence
  • Ability to work successfully as a member of a team and independently with moderate supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet close deadlines
  • Organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

$100K+++ DOE 
Our client recognizes salary ranges from job boards do not necessarily reflect their pay ranges.  In many instances they out-compete those ranges for well-qualified candidates.
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