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  • Job reference: RMS0175611

Thermal Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/03/2017
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (08/05/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world's best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The Role:
MISSION:
* Support the thermal analysis and design of the next generation Telecommunications
missions and Antenna Feed Chain products; such as supporting the thermal modelling
of the chemical and electrical propulsion systems on the new platform NeoSAT and
thermal modelling of antenna global horns with associated radiators and MLI.
* Independently complete and plan with supervision thermal analyses and test activities
to demonstrate achievement of thermal control system requirements.
* Apply knowledge and experience of thermal analysis and test tasks as to select and
justify thermal analysis tools, methods and process.
* Apply awareness of thermal systems / products to establish design drivers to be
assessed and focused on.

INTERNAL
RELATIONSHIPS:
* Representing thermal analysis function considering major part of the product
development life cycle, justifies product design and / or achievement of test objectives.
* Presentation of analysis results, observations and conclusions to peers and managers.
* Occasionally supervise others on specific tasks.
EXTERNAL
RELATIONSHIPS:
* Routine Airbus Defence and Space and occasional external customer contact by
technical presentation and progress meeting / review support.
* Regular interfacing with project team to answer technical queries and report progress.

KEY
RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Work to specification with correct interpretation of thermal requirements.
* With proven understanding of thermal analysis principles and expected performance,
complete and occasionally supervise others in analyses.
* Confirms (and at times supervises) the role and responsibilities of the thermal analysis
function, standards of work and data management.
* As part of multidisciplinary team, ensure configuration / detailed design incorporates
key features necessary to enable subsystem, design for manufacture, integration and
required hardware re-use.
* The authoring and at times checking of clear and concise thermal analysis reporting,
demonstrating the understanding of thermal behaviours and compliance.
* Technical presentation of analysis and test results, observations and conclusions to
experts and at formal reviews.
* Prepares and maintains plans, work package descriptions, schedules and risks as to
ensure tasks / activities are completed on time, on quality and on cost.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Degree or equivalent in Physics, Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or similar related
discipline.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Extensive experience working on thermal analysis and design for propulsion systems.
* Understanding of thermal system, subsystem or equipment environment, design drivers, design and functional requirements validated by analysis and test.
* Developed understanding of thermal analysis techniques, methods and principles.
* Developed knowledge and experience in the application of thermal analysis software tools and the management of simulation data.
* Practised in following work plans and cost estimates.
* Considerable demonstrable experience of relevant experience.
* Space, Aerospace
* MS Office, Thermica & Thermisol

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* MATLAB

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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