Thermal and Fluid Science Engineer - Technical Specialist

Cummins Ltd
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Thermal and Fluid Science Engineer - Technical Specialist

Closing date: Friday 6th April

Established in 1904, Cummins Generator Technologies manufactures alternators under the renowned STAMFORD and AvK brands setting the industry standard, with a range extending from 7.5 to 11,200kVA, suitable for all generator set configurations. Although our products are used in a variety of applications, the common factor is that Cummins Generator Technologies work to a single standard for both products and services no matter where you are in the world. With six manufacturing plants, based in Europe, Asia and India, we work to one global standard, so each of our plants build products to the same exacting quality that has come to distinguish our alternators in the industry. All of our plants utilise the same sophisticated manufacturing technologies, advanced systems, common practices and rigorous testing techniques to ensure STAMFORD and AvK alternators are built to last. Cummins Generator Technologies is part of Cummins Inc,. a global power leader and Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.

This is an exciting opportunity in Peterborough for a Thermal and Fluid Science Engineer - Technical Specialist.

Your impact will be seen in these and other ways:

  • Apply specialized knowledge of engineering principles and practices across various areas and projects in one or more of the following areas: combustion/performance/emissions, cool/lube/fuel systems, air handling, system integration, after treatment integration, after treatment integration, cycle simulation, vehicle system simulation, combustion system simulation, flow simulation, filtration, or after treatment simulation.
  • Apply technical expertise on complex components or projects and works under minimal supervision.
  • Lead small projects or portions of large projects.
  • Provide technical direction for a project or a project team.
  • Participate as a key contributor and is accountable for project success.
  • Influence at department or program management level.
  • Provide input on program-related decisions.
  • Propose innovative initiatives and projects.
  • Demonstrate depth of knowledge of engineering discipline(s) and leverage expertise on other projects.
  • Troubleshoot complex problems and recommends appropriate actions.
  • Assist with the transfer of knowledge; coaches and mentors less experienced engineers.

Skills and Experience Required:


  • Intermediate level of relevant work experience required, such as responsibility for several components of a project or a complex component of a project.
  • Knowledge of electrical machine design and operation would be advantageous
  • Experience using CFD (including Fluent or CFX) and CAD (Pro-E / CREO) and thermal resistance networks would be advantageous.
  • Experience of experimental testing procedures and equipment.
  • Technical project development and validation.
  • Customer / suppler-facing experience would also be advantageous.
  • Previous industrial experience including placements.
  • Awareness of industrial standards.



  • Time management, team-working, innovative thinker, ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • User of Computer-Aided Design including solid-body modelling.
  • Ability to apply this knowledge to the design and development of thermal management systems for rotating electrical machines.


  • Detailed knowledge of numerical simulation techniques, in particular Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and thermal analysis using thermal resistance networks (e.g. MotorCAD).

Education, Licenses, Certifications

PhD, Masters of Science, Bachelor of Science, or equivalent technical degree required.

Evidence of completion of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics (or similar) course modules is required.


Chartered Engineer or experience commensurate with this standard

Compensation and Benefits

£40,000 - £52,000

Life Assurance

Matched pension


Bonus scheme

Flexible working

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