Mechanical Design Engineer - Thermal Analysis

Marcus Webb Associates Limited
Oxfordshire, UK
£35000 - £40000/annum + pension
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Mechanical Design Engineer – Thermal Analysis Oxfordshire, UK

If the electric vehicle market place interests you then this could be a good opportunity for you. This company requires a mechanical design engineer with experience of thermal analysis to help support the design and development of new and existing products.

The company is small but growing and is involved with the design and manufacture of motors and electric drivetrain systems for the electric vehicle market.

Experience of the automotive domain is NOT the most crucial factor in this position, instead the company wish to recruit a mechanical design engineer with:
• Good practical knowledge of mechanical engineering first principals
• The ability to take new product design projects from initial concept into manufacture
• Proven thermal analysis and modelling experience (e.g. thermal management and cooling of electronics / electromechanical systems, electronic packaging and enclosures etc.)

As the company is small you will get involved with all aspects of the design lifecycle and will probably get your hands dirty in the workshops to support concept / prototype development and validation exercises. Hence candidates that have a good practical background would be preferred.

Skills and knowledge required:
• A degree or higher in mechanical engineering, automotive engineering or similar
• Proven experience across the full product life cycle (concept design also CAD design and simulation)
• Use of high end 3D solid modelling software such as Solidworks, Catia, Inventor, or Creo etc
• Use of thermal analysis tools such as Icepak, Flotherm or similar, applied to electronics, electromechanical systems or electronic packaging and enclosures
• Able to support prototype development, test and validation activities (hands-on)
• Candidates should be good problem solvers, self-motivated, methodical, focused and with a flexible attitude.

More (beneficial):
• Understanding of the packaging of electronics / electrical systems would be good (e.g. Electric motor, drives, mechanisms, inverters, battery systems) as part of the hybrid powertrain
• Use of CAE tools for proof of concept and validation (use of Ansys would be useful)
• Experience of product realisation, production techniques and NPI would be very useful

(Commutable from Banbury, Bicester, Oxford, Aylesbury, and Buckingham)