Principal Engineer

Occupant Safety & Restraints Performance CAE

Posted on 5/3/2024

Czinger Vehicles

Czinger Vehicles

51-200 employees

Develops topology-optimized 3D printed hypercars

Data & Analytics
Automotive & Transportation


Carson, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. PhD is a plus.
  • 15-25 years of experience in passive safety crash analysis using LS-Dyna3D to meet FMVSS, ECE, NCAP and IIHS regulations.
  • Deep knowledge of Safety Architectures, Safety performance enablers.
  • Experience setup Design Guidelines and Best Practices.
  • Expert in Pulse specifications, Knee bolster zones creation, Head clearance zones creation.
  • Specifications in all restraints’ parts (DAB, SAIB, Steering Column, Steering Wheel, Knee bolsters etc)
  • Proficient use of Altair Hypermesh, Primer, LS-Pre/Post, or Beta CAE ANSA preprocessor.
  • Excellent in post-processing CAE results, including automation of graphs and presentations.
  • Excellent knowledge of FMVSS (208 & 214), UNECE, NCAP and IIHS regulations.
  • Excellent knowledge of Biomechanics, Dummy Kinematic, Injuries limits
  • CAD experience is a plus.
  • Solid understanding of linear/nonlinear behaviors of advanced materials (composites, adhesives, metals) to achieve lightweight structural solutions and crash performance targets.
  • Outstanding comprehension of solid mechanics, crash kinematics, and finite element theories.
  • Solid interpersonal skills, motivated self-starter who can managing personal workload and execution to tight schedule.
  • Experience interfacing with engineering, testing, and manufacturing groups to understand system designs and the associated constraints.
  • Knowledge of overall vehicle systems/sub-systems and requirements is a plus.
  • Build and analyze passive safety CAE FEA in LS-Dyna3D crash models for FMVSS, NCAP, and IIHS typical load cases.
  • Supporting physical crash testing activities thru full vehicle testing, sled testing, trolley testing, or component testing.
  • Experience with airbags (all types) and seat belt modeling, with component validation.
  • Responsible for model correlation to physical test results.
  • Create, refine, and execute component testing, for model validation, and create institutional knowledge.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment within the Structures team and cross-functionally with other disciplines to efficiently design and release structures that are optimized for mass, efficient production, and assembly.
  • Work cross-functionally to implement cost reduction, methods and product improvements, and support prototype and production build activities.

The Czinger 21C hypercar, developed in Los Angeles, California, features groundbreaking topology-optimized and 3D printed gearbox technology, setting new standards in automotive design and manufacturing.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Los Angeles, California



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6 month growth


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