Thermal Engineer - Stevenage

Engineering
Ref: 722 Date Posted: Tuesday 24 Nov 2020
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Thermal Engineer
 
Location:          Stevenage
Salary:              £35,000 - £55,000 DOE + benefits (Including Bonus, Overtime, Pension)
 
We have an exciting opportunity for a Thermal Engineer to join an ambitious, highly regarded, scientific engineering / manufacturing business that are in a position of sustained growth.
 
As a Thermal Engineer, you will play a critical role in ensuring that products deliver the necessary performance against key customer requirements. You will find fulfilling work that will stretch and grow your technical knowledge and competencies.
 
 
Thermal Engineer Responsibilities:
 
Investigating the thermal performance of whole systems and mechanical and electronic sub-systems, by:
Drawing on your understanding of heat conductance, convection and radiation;
  • Participating and managing others to carry out hand calculations and apply numerical based tools (e.g. ANSYS, 6SigmaET, ICEPAK, FLOTHERM);
  • Deriving evidence on which to base thermal performance decisions and evidence in preparation for full-scale flight and environmental trials;
  • Proposing and analysing standard and novel approaches for mitigating the thermal impact on electronic and mechanical systems;
  • Managing and delivering your own small-scale experimental studies as well as guiding trials teams to deliver test requirements that you have generated.
  • Working on projects spanning the whole product lifecycle, from concept through to in-service.
  • Acting as the main point of contact with internal and external customers, stakeholders and suppliers on assigned projects.
  • Delivering verbal and written reports to ratify design and equipment thermal performance decisions.
  • Managing the delivery of work through individuals and teams that you may directly manage.
  • Building future thermal capabilities and technical competence to deliver thermal investigations, by:
o   Generating/working on ideas supported by internally funded research;
o   Disseminating your skills and knowledge across the stakeholder community.
 
Thermal Engineer Skills Required 
  • Ideally Degree/Doctorate qualified in a subject relevant to the role or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Good problem-solving skills coupled with a sound fundamental knowledge of heat transfer analysis using Finite Element methods.
  • Experience applying numerical based tools (e.g. ANSYS, 6SigmaET, ICEPAK, FLOTHERM) to investigate and analyse heat conductance problems.
  • Relevant experience in an equivalent or comparable industry to the defence sector
  • Previous experience identifying and delivering capability and technical improvements
 
You will need to be able and willing to gain security clearance.
 
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