Thermal Systems Engineer

Ref No. BHN533876
Salary £35,000 - £45,000/annum
Location West Midlands, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


An exciting opportunity for an experienced Thermal Systems Engineer to join a leading Automotive Consultancy. Proven experience of Thermal Systems analysis and design on Automotve fuel systems.


Thermal Systems, Fuel Cells, Automotive

The Job

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 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

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

Cade Bryant
manages this role


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