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Thermal Engineer

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 31/12/2021

Job Description

The Role

An opportunity exists for a Thermal Systems Integration Engineer to deliver systems integration and attribute activities working on a large variety of on-going client projects in the automotive, marine and aerospace sector, ranging from;

Powerpack: electric, fuel cell, hybrid systems concept design
Novel thermal systems concept and development testing
Through to complete production powertrain & thermal systems integration programmes.

Key Responsibilities

To deliver thermal systems activities:

  • Capture functional and performance requirements
  • Develop system & component specifications
  • Develop thermal system architectures
  • Support project design team in providing guidance for package reviews, component details, piping & hose layout diagrams etc.
  • System level cost & mass tracking
  • Supplier liaison & management
  • Develop system design validation plans and input into vehicle/application level DVP’s
  • System build & testing support

To deliver thermal systems activities:

  • Lead thermal benchmarking activities
  • Develop vehicle/application & system level thermal targets
  • Manage thermal system interfaces with vehicle/application
  • Supervise CAE engineers to deliver thermal analysis activities
  • Support project design team in providing guidance for package reviews.
  • Develop thermal content of vehicle/application level DVP’s
  • Lead system and vehicle/application level thermal testing activities
  • Develop system and vehicle/application level thermal test procedures

Required Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant will have a sound Engineering background with proven experience of successfully delivering Systems Integration projects.


  • Degree in an Engineering or relevant Science-based discipline with technical background in vehicle systems design and development
  • Experience in either
  • Thermal systems analysis and/or design
  • A system engineering role
  • An attribute engineering role
  • Good Knowledge of requirements management, targets definition and specifications
  • Knowledge of thermal system architecture design considerations
  • Knowledge of thermal analysis tools
  • Experienced in developing design validation plans (DVP’s) and associated test documentation
  • Methodical approach to issue investigation and resolution
  • Literate in IT systems (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


  • Knowledge of fuel cell systems
  • Good knowledge of automotive legislation requirements
  • Good knowledge of thermal control systems
  • Knowledge of system level safety concepts and requirements, related standards (including ISO 26262) beneficial and industry tools such as DFMEA, FTA, Hazard Analysis
  • Experience in managing project budgets, resource and delivery
  • Understanding of commercial business factors

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplined team
  • Robust character with strong self-drive and motivation
  • Organised and rigorous with personal target of high quality delivery
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage own workload to ensure program milestones are met on-time
  • Proven ability for technical guidance of less experienced engineers
  • Proficient in English (written and spoken) for project and technical communication