leoHR, search & selection division is looking for its client, a multinational automotive company,

Manager CAE - Craiova


  • Lead the global CAE Team: balance the scope of work between strategic development of team know-how and SW/HW capabilities vs daily operational contribution into innovation/customer RfQs and projects;
  • Define strategy and roadmap to further extend scope of work and ensure state-of-the-art CAE capability and capacity for current and future product and market scope;
  • Be an ambassador of company’s CAE competency, specifically convince OEMs or novel customers of company’s technical system leadership position;
  • Permanently question and explore state-of-the art SW/HW evolution and target for technical and industry leadership;
  • Develop and customize CAE tools to company needs;
  • People development from all aspects: technical as well as personality. Ensure the competency of CAE engineers by selection within recruitment, defining and initiating the required trainings;
  • Manage the team and structure the daily work scope specifically to support all internal customer work requests;
  • Release designs and system lay-outs from a CAE standpoint and give Engineering direction;
  • Execute CAE analysis within Engineering and development projects to give product and equipment approval based on virtual validation results and simulation;
  • Ensure knowledge about and compliance with Customer Specific Requirements throughout your team and if necessary define training measures;
  • Pertinently drive to move testing validation into a simulation-only work style (virtual DVP);

Required Skills:

  • University degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Aeronautics, or a comparable education ;
  • Experience in product development into mass production;
  • Good understanding of fuel systems, relevant components and other automotive systems or energy supplies;
  • Min. 5 years of CAE experience FEA/CFD/process-simulation preferably in automotive product development;
  • Min. 3 years of working in a multinational-company or a 2-year assignment abroad;
  • Initial leadership experience;
  • Preparedness to travel internationally/intercontinentally;
  • Know-how in nonlinear structural mechanics and in materials (metals and polymers);
  • Blow molding or Injection molding process knowledge;
  • Extensive knowledge in simulation standards; Knowledge in at least one multipurpose FEA software package, i.e. Ansys, Hyperworks, LS-Dyna, BlowView;

If you are qualified and have interest in this role, please send us your resume by email to  with subject “Manager CAE”. We sincerely appreciate and thank to all applications, however; only suitable candidates will be contacted further.

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