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Ford Motor Company Aerodynamics CFD Engineer in Jefferson City, Missouri

Aerodynamics CFD Engineer

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

Do you have what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Utilizing Design Thinking and User Experience methods, you will work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We are seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies and more!

What you will be able to do

The Aerodynamics group is responsible for full vehicle aerodynamics development utilizing experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods. This group has a career opportunity to join the team with the following responsibilities and seeks an individual with drive and excitement for experimental aerodynamics and ideas to further expand testing capabilities. You will lead and/or participate in:


  • Utilize analytical methods to develop and predict aerodynamic performance of vehicles from concept to production verification.


  • Build analytical models, clean CAD, surface, and surface mesh to perform analytical simulations to determine aerodynamic drag and lift performance of studio themes and develop recommendations for improvements that achieve targets. Proactively work with aero program engineers guide design, attribute and functional engineers to achieve aero targets.


  • Prepare data, reports and presentations to support program teams and wind tunnel teams

  • Document lessons learned, support peer review and program review meetings


  • Develop and implement new methodologies to enable improvement of aero CFD process

  • Train/support the attribute implementation team in the deployment of new tools

  • Continue to investigate sophisticated experimental techniques to improve wind tunnel measurement capabilities


  • Ability to work flexible hours due to occasional nonstandard testing periods in wind tunnel

  • Occasional travel to support offsite wind tunnel testing

The minimum requirements we seek

  • Master’s degree or higher in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering

  • 2 yrs. experience in aerodynamic development (analytically or experimentally based)

  • A strong understanding of vehicle aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics.

  • Self-directed, confident and resilient individual with excellent personal communication skills.

  • Excellent work planning, issue resolution skills

Our preferred requirements

  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Fluids Engineering

  • 5 years plus experience in automotive aerodynamic dvlp. (Analytically or experimentally based).

  • 3+ years of experience in wind tunnel testing and/or experimental fluids testing methods

  • Proficient in the application of wind tunnel experimental techniques.

  • Proficient in the use of analytical tools including ANSA, ModeFrontier, Powerflow, CCM+, openFOAM, Statistics

Requisition ID : 12569