Thermal Engineer Automotive - Gaydon, Warwickshire - circa 45k

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45000.00 GBP Annual
19 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017
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Thermal Engineer Automotive - Gaydon, Warwickshire - circa 45k

Have you been a Thermal Engineer within the automotive industry?

If so, please send me your CV.

My client is looking for a system engineer based in the Battery Thermal Management Systems team within the Battery design and release teams as part of the overall Powertrain electrified engineering group. Reporting to the Thermal Management System Manager/Principal Engineer the Component Engineer would be responsible for the delivery of the battery pack cooling and heating system to meet quality, cost, weight, timing and functional targets. As a system engineer you would work with designs engineers to ensure the CAD designs and drawings are completed with the correct level of integrity.

  • Own the Design and Release of multiple parts across various battery programmes.
  • Ensure robust timing plans are in place that achieves Program milestones and targets (Quality, Cost, Functionality, Weight, and timing).
  • Develop a Statement of Requirements to support supplier sourcing and work with the matched pair through the GSP process
  • Develop and release updates to Engineering Specifications.
  • Ensure DFMEA, Design Rules, RMDV, Statement of Work process/documents are diligently and transparently implemented in the design condition at the appropriate design maturity gateways.
  • Lead issue resolution (AIMS) and Change Management (WERS), processes to ensure that all changes are implemented robustly and support programme objectives.
  • Fully utilize the ETAG, (End of test Battery Strip process) from completed functional, rig and vehicle tests, along with Warranty feedback to ensure proactive identification and resolution of component issues.
  • Drive the resolution of cross functional technical/manufacturing issues using an Global 8D process
  • Lead suppliers through design phase, procurement of prototypes, production tooling and ensure components perform to requirements.

  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline with industry background.
  • Knowledge of typical BEV and PHEV battery system solutions and technologies.
  • Knowledge of complex cooling or heating systems.
  • Understanding of control systems hardware, including sensor technology, control software and diagnostics.
  • Knowledge of defining and/or using appropriate 1D and 3D CAE analysis tools to optimise and verify thermal performance and hardware reliability/durability.
  • Understanding of typical battery characteristics, cell cooling and how thermal characteristics affect degradation and durability.
  • Understanding of regulatory needs applicable to BEV and PHEV solutions.
  • Understanding fluid mechanics and heat transfer principles.
  • A knowledge of the design and release process
  • Strong people skills and the ability to work individually and in a cross functional team
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of meeting deadlines.
  • The ability to project manage a design through to production and manage several parts across multiple vehicle programmes
  • Knowledge of Change Management
  • Knowledge of Problem Resolution Techniques eg 8D, Ishikawa.
  • The ability to make effective decisions in the best interest of the business and customer
  • The ability to understand commodity timing plans (including Design Verification plans, programme plans and supplier timing plans)
  • Knowledge of design FMEA's
  • Degree in relevant discipline.
  • Familiarity with RMDV
  • Product launch
  • Knowledge of the APQP process
  • use of WERS
  • Proficient CAD user.
  • Proficient use of the AIMS issue resolution process
  • Knowledge of TVM process.

Please send your CV ASAP - urgent

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role.

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