In this role the Sr. Lead Thermal Systems Engineer is responsible for the total vehicle thermal management system for passenger, powertrain, power electronics & energy storage systems. This role works with component development engineers, test engineers and suppliers to develop a total vehicle thermal management system to become the benchmark of the automotive industry. The main role of Sr. Thermal Systems Engineer is to define functional and performance targets, supply change strategy, resolve issues and optimize thermal systems for weight/cost while satisfying program milestones.
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering: Advanced degree (MSME) in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering with specialty in refrigerant cycle, heat transfer, thermodynamics & fluid mechanics preferred;
- 8+ years working knowledge of AC refrigerant, coolant, airflow, injection molded parts, brazed components and high voltage components for HEV, PHEV and BEV;
- 2+ years Supervisory experience required;
- Hands-on experience of cooling system components such as radiator, heater, cooling fans, sensors, pumps, valves and fluid transport component design;
- EV Thermal system component, vehicle level testing experience and heat pipe application is highly beneficial;
- In-plant and/or program/vehicle launch experience;
- Working experience with automotive systems design, packaging and assembly requirements.
- Lead the team of Thermal Component Design Release Engineers (DREs) to develop an overall thermal architecture, concept and component selection;
- Interface with the team of powertrain, power electronics, vehicle integration, body structure, energy storage system engineers to assure thermal component packaging, installation and optimize functional environment;
- Benchmark competitive thermal components, to define functional target and engineering specifications;
- Create proof of concept demonstrations for integrated thermal management systems;
- Work closely with suppliers on design evaluation and validation of the thermal management system hardware in order to meet product specification and requirements;
- Provide guidance and direction to suppliers through resourcing, process or sourcing changes, and development;
- Coordinate and conduct hardware testing in the lab to verify and validate thermal management system hardware functionality and reliability;
- Share and present work to cross-functional teams and executive leadership;
- Lead engineering meetings with vehicle integration engineering and vendors;
- Responsible for meeting vehicle development milestones;
- Develop and execute tests for analytic model verification to real world results;
- Manage simulation results and alignment with CAD;
- Responsible for the creation of sub-system technical specification (SSTS) and system DFMEA and other technical design documents where analysis plays a central role;
- Assist in the development of comprehensive design verification and validation of cooling systems ADVP&R activities, including writing test procedures, environmental testing fixtures and data acquisition systems;
- Present to various levels of management with different depth of expertise;
- Describe development proposals and problem descriptions.