Thermal Engineer / Thermal Engineer - Advanced
Competitive / Benefits
The Environmental Control Thermal Engineer will be involved in the full range of airflow and thermal analysis, test and development activities required to assess the impact and interactions of the Environmental Control of a vehicle from product concept stage and be responsible for providing analytical oversight of key areas of the air and thermal management solution for a new product; working with the product engineering team to advise on ‘best practise’ from past experience, helping develop and validate new concepts, generate and run analysis to support product development through to production.
Support design and development with numerical approaches, model analysis and testing of specific areas of the thermal solution.
Provide design advice and guidance to Design Managers and Engineers, taking on a role of responsibility for the assigned area from early concept stage.
Generate innovative concepts for new technologies using analytical techniques.
Conduct detailed testing and theoretical analysis of concepts to increase understanding and insight within the team.
Develop test methodology and procedures with support of test team using current facilities and help to define and specify further equipment requirements.
Liaise with the test team to plan and perform experimental validations, comparing post-processed results with simulations and make informed design recommendations.
Generation of proposals and reports.
Experience of Thermal analysis, development and test.
Excellent fundamental understanding of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics principles.
Proven experience modelling thermal system interactions using simulation packages (1D system modelling, ANSYS FEA and CFD or similar, Excel/VB).
Ability to work within a cross-functional team and take a guiding role relating to thermal solutions development and problem solving to ensure delivery of robust production capable solutions.
A good working knowledge of MS Office.
Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally.
Be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.
Self-starter - ability to work independently and take on new challenges readily.
Excellent team-working skills.