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Thermal Analysis Engineer

  • Role Type
  • Contract

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa, Prague, Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 31/10/2021

Job Description

An opportunity exists within the Analysis Capability Group for a Thermal Analysis Engineer to deliver on-going client projects supporting a number of design and development programmes.

The role involves managing the targeted use of CAE tools and testing work to provide thermal management solutions to clients. The role will encompass all powertrain types, from conventional combustion engine through to pure electric powertrains and battery systems.

A Thermal Analysis Engineer is required to carry out a range of analysis tasks which include but are not limited to:

  • Thermal analyses of electric motors, e-drives and battery systems
  • Coolant and lubrication circuit analyses of various types of engines and vehicles, including hybrid and electric vehicles
  • CFD analyses of air and liquid cooling of the engines

The Thermal Analysis Engineer will be responsible for delivery of engineering solutions in line with project timescales and budgets as well as liaison with team members and customers in the achievement of targets.

Job Duties:

Working in conjunction with engineers across Ricardo locations around the world, you will perform the following tasks:

  • To work on engineering activities for engines, cooling and thermal systems from prototype through to full series production on client projects
  • Responsible for working closely with a design and development team to assess functionality and performance of the developed systems.
  • Modelling and analysis of fluid systems using combinations of both 1D and 3D fluid dynamics and thermal analysis tools over a range of technologies across different engine and vehicle types and market sectors
  • Technical reporting; interpretation of results and suggestions for improvements
  • Preparation and maintenance of process documentation associated with the analysis
  • Support the development of future products and services; assisting in the development of new techniques

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • The candidates would typically be graduate mechanical or aero-thermal engineers with experience of simulation and/or thermal testing at an OEM or Tier 1.
  • Minimum degree in an Engineering or Science related discipline
  • Have experience within the area of powertrain / electric systems analysis
  • A sound knowledge of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics theory
  • Experience using 1D flow and thermal analysis tools
  • Must be able to communicate and make presentations with a high degree of clarity, having the ability to write and deliver technical presentations to both internal project teams and clients, at gateway and management reviews

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

It would be beneficial, but not essential if the applicant had some experience or knowledge in the following fields:

  • Experience with 3D CFD codes like StarCD / Star CCM+, Fluent or VECTIS would be an advantage