Ricardo: Analysis Lead

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Analysis Lead

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Detroit

Job Description


The Analysis Lead will be accountable for the delivery of analyses for large mechanical development projects.


  • Schedule resources to perform analysis tasks according to priority and availability
  • Work with proposal leaders to develop scope of work and estimate resource needs
  • Provides direct support to projects as an individual contributor either by performing analysis or by providing technical guidance or project oversight
  • Provide technical review of work performed by other analysts including editing and approval of technical reports before release
  • Identify skill set requirements and gaps for Analysis and Simulation group and provide appropriate training for staff
  • Identify and direct continuous improvement activities including the development of new analysis capabilities and efficiency improvements of existing analysis procedures
  • Prepares detailed technical presentations for both internal and client project engineering review
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


  • A MS degree in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering or a MS degree in Engineering Mechanics
  • Demonstrable expertise in at least one physics area (e.g. thermal-fluids, structural and multi-body dynamics) and basic competency in the other areas
  • 10 years of professional experience as a CAE analyst performing engine, transmission or vehicle related simulations using state-of-the-art analysis tools, e.g., GT-Power, Star-CCM, Abaqus, Ansys, etc
  • 5 years of professional experience managing others
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professional development in the area of leadership, supervision and program management
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, and Power Point


  • Experience with some commercial CAD packages (e.g., Creo, NX, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Experience with Ricardo Software: WAVE, VECTIS, VALDYN, ENGDYN, and SABR