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Job titleSenior Battery Thermal Systems Engineer
Job typeAuto Innovation
Salary GBP
LocationUK North
Bonus PackageBonus Package
Job description

Do you have experience in design and integration of thermal systems in the vehicle industry? Our client is looking for a Battery Thermal Systems Engineer to join their team and drive projects forward. 


The company 

Our client design, manufacture and sell advanced single and double deck buses within the automotive market. They have developed a range of low-carbon buses with optimised drive systems, setting the benchmark for fuel economy and CO2 reduction. Their lightweight engineering, premium service and low running costs all contribute to these advanced passenger vehicles designed for a global market.    

The role 

As Battery Thermal Systems Engineer you will support the integration, development, and test of the high voltage battery thermal system of an Electric Vehicle, including safety, performance, durability, and certification. You will also specify the vehicle thermal system and integration features required for the battery applications. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Leading the specification and design of the battery management systems 

  • Creating 2D drawings for vehicle manufacture 

  • Creating 3D CAD models, including key features for approval with the vehicle mechanical teams 

  • Reviewing the 3D simulation and test data  

  • Delivering robust architectures through best practices such as DFMEA, DFA, DFM 

  • Supporting the product integration from specification to certification 

  • Deliver projects on time and within cost constraints 

  • Carrying out verification testing and validation  

  • Analysing the requirements from the battery  

  • Reviewing the battery pack simulation (CFD)  

  • Developing specifications for all the subsystems in these networks 

  • Managing the suppliers of the subsystems  

  • Designing appropriate DVVP, Design and Test standards at all levels 


The requirements 

You will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in design and integration of thermal systems in the vehicle industry, and analysis and design of thermal systems. 

  • BTech / MTech in Mechanical Engineering  

  • Hands on experience in analysis, design of fluid based thermal systems  

  • Experience in analysing pressure drops, flows, heat rejection and balancing  

  • Understanding of supplier landscape and experience of managing supplier technical delivery 

  • Experience in designing, setting up and testing using thermal system test facilities 

  • Hands on experience in system integration testing 

  • Ability to determine root cause of design failures 

  • Experience in Computer-Aided Engineering?(CFD) Software tools such as GT Suite, ANSYS, OpenFOAM, PowerFLOW, SimScale, etc.  

  • Strong track record of system integration and delivery – automotive domain is preferred 

  • Analytical with strong attention to detail 

  • Strong organisational skills 

  • Able to work both autonomously and as part of a team 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 


Important information 

FMC Contact for this role: James B Watson (

Reference number: 9833 


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