21726 - Project Engineer - Thermal Energy Management

We are looking to recruit our next Project Engineer – Thermal Energy Management to join the Electromobility Systems department in the Propulsion & Electromobility group. As a department we deliver a range of advanced solutions for the development of energy efficient electrified vehicles. In particular, the full Vehicle Thermal Management system is critical for the effective development of electric and hybrid vehicles. This role will enhance the Propulsion & Electromobility capability group across the Engineering & Technology division.

Main Purpose of Job

  • Support the 1D modelling of full Vehicle Thermal Management Systems (VTMS) for electric and fuel cell vehicles
  • Conduct 3D/CFD modelling and simulation for Aero-Thermal attribute development
  • Implement thermal control logic
  • Support the energy efficiency optimisation by means of numerical co-simulations coupling thermal management and powertrain systems
  • Support thermal systems and vehicle climatic test activities
  • Contribute to the delivery of Internal Innovation Projects and collaborative R&D projects

Full job description available below to download.

Please note;

  • remote working is available with this position (typically 2-3 days in the office - subject to current working review) and dependant on project requirements.



Essential Experience

·         Typically 5 in automotive thermal management

·         At least 5 years’ experience using CFD analysis on automotive application (ideally ANSYS Fluent or OpenFOAM)

·         Experience in carrying out and analysing the results of simulations of external aerodynamics and under-bonnet flow, interior cabin flows

·         Experience with applying CFD modelling and analysis techniques to battery thermal modelling, e.g. air cooled packs, hydraulic component characterisation, e.g. of cooling plates and their optimisation

·         Experience and knowledge in meshing and mesh quality, derivation and application of appropriate boundary conditions, and analytical techniques of simulation results

·         1-D Modelling and Simulation using GT-Suite and Simscape, in particular HVAC and cooling systems

·         Strong Thermodynamics background

·         Thermal System development using a V-Cycle approach

·         Good understanding of automotive Thermal Energy Management and Vehicle Energy Efficiency

·         Solid report writing skills

Preferred Experience

·         Experience using TaiTherm for 3D thermal analysis

·         1-D Modelling and Simulation of Thermal Systems using AMESim 

·         Cabin Thermal comfort assessment and modelling

·         Thermal rig-based development tests

·         Thermal Management Control strategy definition

·         Vehicle and Powertrain Longitudinal Modelling

·         Knowledge of Matlab/Simulink modelling

·         ICE thermal Modelling

·         Fuel cell thermal modelling

·         Vehicle climatic tests

·         Fuel Cell system thermal modelling

·         Refrigerant system development tests

·         Control development and modelling


The candidate should:

  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, able to convey technical content to team members with differing technical ability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - ability to communicate appropriately at all levels and recognise the values of all team members, regardless of level
  • Be a self-starter and able to execute designated tasks accurately and within timing and budget constraints
  • Have well-developed analytical skills – rigorous but pragmatic
  • An approachable and motivational character
  • The ability to contribute positively to a team working environment
  • A positive, can-do attitude with an ability to work well under pressure
  • Be willing to travel in the UK and overseas for short term visit
  • Be prepared to work flexibly
  • Have a full UK driving license


Essential Qualifications

·         Good first degree in an appropriate Subject, most probably Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Electro-mechanical Engineering. Significant relevant professional experience will be taken into consideration

Preferred Qualifications

·         Higher degree post-graduate qualification in a related engineering discipline (relevant MSc or Meng, PhD)

·         Chartered Engineer and membership of an appropriate institution

Other information

HORIBA MIRA has 75 years of heritage in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding.

At HORBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A company performance related bonus scheme
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Please note; the role will involve the successful candidate to travel and work flexibly. The job is likely to involve periods of 1 - 2 weeks at a time spent overseas approximately 1 to 2 times per year. 

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, this role does meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list. 

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