21679 - Thermal Engineer

HORIBA MIRA – a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing has recently commissioned a new thermal systems test bench, a £0.5m investment by the HORIBA Group into HORIBA MIRA’s engineering capabilities. The thermal test bench is an independent platform for developing optimised thermal architectures and correlates virtual development with physical validation.


  • Manage the test delivery elements of engineering and customer thermal systems projects relating to automotive HVAC and heat management systems.
  • Set up and operate the HORIBA-MIRA thermal test bench system.
  • Create test cassettes which replicate part or entire vehicle HVAC and heat management systems in an open framework system for testing on the HORIBA-MIRA thermal test bench system.
  • Instrument test cassettes in preparation for test on the HORIBA-MIRA thermal test bench system.
  • Interpret test data from the thermal test bench system and provide feedback to the customer on HVAC and heat management systems performance.



  • Detailed knowledge of vehicle thermal systems and their functions and interactions.
  • Strong experience of instrumenting vehicles and data acquisition.
  • Experience of delivering test and engineering services to customers, through running automated & semi-automated test benches and equipment.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a matrix organisation.
  • Great customer liaison skills.


  • Able to manage projects across multiple facilities and different resources.
  • Able to demonstrate clear delivery of significant improved performance in past roles.
  • Proficient in MATLAB.


  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Self management & project management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.



Degree educated in a relevant discipline


Level 3 F-GAS Automotive Refrigerant Handling

Other information

  • Flexibility with working hours is required. At peak times shift working will be required.
  • Applicants should be self-starting and motivated to deliver quality solutions and results.
  • Good self-management and project management skills are essential.
  • Must have technical and personal credibility and the ability to work effectively with other functional teams and business functions.
  • Must have excellent integration skills.
  • Ability to self-reflect and enact lessons learnt into future work.
  • Strong Analytical and problem-solving skills and desire.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and willing to engage as part of the wider team. 
  • Please note; this role will fall inside IR35


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