Ricardo: Thermal Engineer

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Thermal Engineer

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Van Buren, MI

Job Description

· Capture functional and performance requirements

· Develop system & component specifications

· Develop thermal system architectures for electric vehicle projects

· 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

· 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



· Degree in an Engineering or relevant Science-based discipline with technical background in vehicle systems design and development

· 3+ years' post grad experience

· Experience in either

o Thermal systems analysis and/or design

o A system engineering role

o An attribute engineering role

· Good Knowledge of requirements management, targets definition and specifications

· 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)


· Good knowledge of automotive legislation requirements

· Good knowledge of thermal control systems

· Background in automotive strongly preferred

· Knowledge of thermal system architecture design considerations

· Knowledge of system level safety concepts and requirements, related standards (including ISO 26262) beneficial and industry tools such as DFMEA, FTA, Hazard Analysis

· Knowledge of fuel cell systems

· Knowledge of thermal analysis tools

· Experience in managing project budgets, resource and delivery