Principal Thermal Engineer

Leamington Spa
£50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bupa, Life
03 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017
Stuart Graydon
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity exists within the Vehicle Business Unit for a Principal Engineer – Thermal to deliver on-going client projects supporting a number of design and development programmes. The role involves leading project teams to deliver integrated thermal management solutions to clients. The Vehicle Business unit operates across a range of vehicle types and architectures. The solutions proposed guide the clients’ product development and enable the interaction between different components/ technologies to be understood, whilst maintaining performance and cost targets.


* To lead the thermal engineering activities for vehicle systems from prototype through to full series production on customer projects
* Manage a project team consisting of system engineers, development engineers, CAE engineers and CAD engineers to deliver a successful vehicle thermal solution to the customer
* Define and cascade system level attribute targets from the vehicle level attribute targets
* Balance the requirements and integration of the HVAC and cooling systems to provide an optimal technical and commercial solution to the customer that meets the vehicle attribute requirements
* Lead the knowledge development of integrated thermal solutions for hybrid and electric vehicles
* Responsible for the thermal system & attribute design and validation (DV) plan, including development and certification requirements
* Manage suppliers/subcontractors to develop specifications and solutions
* Work to client quality procedures and validation processes
* Support the development of future products and services

Required Qualifications and Experience:

The candidates would typically be graduate mechanical or thermal engineers with experience of cooling, HVAC or thermal testing at an OEM or Tier 1. An understanding of a broad range of cooling and air conditioning circuits is essential, at both theoretical and practical level

* Minimum degree in an Engineering or Science related discipline (e.g. electrical and electronic engineering / mechanical engineering / physics / computer science / software engineering / maths / control engineering)
* Able to work independently, setting task priorities to deliver the required project deliverables on time
* The role is a customer facing role and the ability to balance internal and external pressures is a pre-requisite
* Strong teamwork, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
* Has previous experience of leading teams to meet project deliverables
* System level and vehicle level testing and validation experience in cooling or HVAC
* Cooling system controls, HVAC system controls or function development
* Delivered a number of thermal system solutions from concept to production in an OEM or Tier 1 environment
* Technical specialist level experience in either vehicle cooling systems or HVAC systems
* 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 customers, 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:

* CAE modelling of HVAC/Cooling circuits in 1D or 3D
* Interior climate control specification and development experience

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