Senior Consulting Engineer

Location: United States-CA-Santa Clarita
Company Order Number: 5460
# of openings: 1


Senior Consulting Engineer
Santa Clarita, CA
The Senior Consulting Engineer is responsible for leveraging expert-level engineering knowledge and relationships to deliver consulting services with significant impact on software revenue, as well as for helping customers to solve complex engineering problems using ANSYS software products. This is a proactive engagement to help streamline customer’s design flow, improve product robustness and quality, as well as reduce their overall product cost by injecting simulation throughout the design process; thus, helping the customer to fully adopt simulation driven product development. 
Initially (for a period of up to three years) this position will be located on-site at a customer’s office, to provide guidance and mentoring to customer’s engineers to ensure their success in adopting ANSYS software tools.
Credibly and professionally execute on a strategy that delivers value to the customer that can be seen by reducing product cost, improving quality and reducing time to market by adopting simulation throughout the design process in conjunction with corresponding consulting projects
Execute engineering simulation tasks; correlate results to physical tests; fine tune simulation to match physical tests
Work as an integral member of the Sales and ANSYS Customer Excellence (ACE) teams to increase adoption of ANSYS tools ; this will involve engaging with customers to understand their existing product development process, developing a vision for enhancing their existing process with ANSYS products and services, articulating that vision to the customer, and working with the ACE team to develop a plan for execution of that vision
Look for opportunities to generate marketing collateral from projects such as success stories, testimonials and presentation material
Collaborate with Product Development to improve ANSYS software products and the customers’ experience using these products
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering or other technical discipline 
A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a role as a Technical Services Engineer at ANSYS or in a similar organization’s customer support, consulting services or related customer-facing activities, including post-BS academic experience
A minimum of 3 years of experience in use of relevant ANSYS software or other commercial software
Demonstrated problem solving skills
Thorough understanding of the Product Development process
Ability to work independently, as well as with others in a diverse team environment
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and to communicate effectively with customers
Demonstrated skills in writing and presenting in fluent English
Experience with ANSYS Fluent with a focus on automotive external aerodynamics and under hood thermal management
Experience in pre-processing with Fluent Meshing or legacy TGRID product
MS or PhD degree preferred
U.S. permanent resident or US Citizen preferred
Significant experience in an engineering software environment preferred
Experience in the use of CAD software is a plus
Must have passion and drive for personal technical excellence and high performance
Must have customer service aptitude and maintain customer focus
Ability to travel up to 20%
Exposure to optimization techniques a plus
Exposure to use of CATIA V5 geometry for preprocessing a plus
Experience with scripting such as with Scheme a plus
Experience with creating UDFs in Fluent a plus
If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Join our nearly 3000 professionals in more than 75 strategic locations around the world in making a difference in the world of engineering simulation and product development. Visit for more information.
Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:
Strive for Excellence
Passion & Intensity
Respect & Trust
ANSYS Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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