Thermal Systems Integration Engineer

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa, Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 31/08/2023

Job Description

Automotive and Industrial is one of Ricardo plc’s five operating business units and is a trusted global engineering services partner for clean and efficient integrated propulsion and energy systems. Our experience and history over more than 100 years at the forefront of mobility innovation enables us to deliver solutions to the most complex challenges, allowing our customers across all global transport sectors to achieve a sustainable zero-carbon future. 


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.  You will be:             

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


Key accountabilities:

The successful applicant will have a sound Engineering background with 3 years of 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


Working here

Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work with teams of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals. Alongside having a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development. We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.


Wellbeing and work life balance

We offer flexible approaches to work, whether that's working from home, being in the office, or as a hybrid worker. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Wellbeing is at the core to our culture, allowing employees to flourish and to achieve their full potential. Our People are important to us, and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. We value diversity; recognising that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clients the best consultancy service that we can. As part of our commitment to engage positively and pro-actively with all our employees to ensure an inclusive culture, we are a recognised as a 'disability confident' employer.



Our core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, plus 8 flexible bank holidays, a competitive company pension scheme, life assurance and professional subscriptions reimbursement. We also offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.


Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.