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Thermal Analysis Engineer

Job ID: R0140285 Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Thales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet's resources. Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Primary Purpose of Role

• Contribute to development projects for various spacecraft systems hardware.

• Create thermal models and perform thermal analysis activities to verify thermal designs.

• Support iterations of the thermal design with analysis updates. 

• Support hardware qualification phases with thermal predictions and procedures for thermal testing.

• Evaluate equipment test results versus thermal requirements

• Write documentation and presentations of thermal models and their results.

Key Responsibilities and tasks

• Identify design requirements and the key thermal design drivers

• Generate preliminary and detailed thermal models of systems, subsystems and parts.

• Perform hand calculations and generate initial thermal models to size thermal control systems for hardware.

• Perform solutions and postprocess the results. 

• Generation of reduced models.

• Support thermal design iterations and optimization.

• Provide feedback and inputs to the mechanical and thermal design team.

• Contribute to thermal interface definitions.

• Model checking, and peer review of other’s models.

• Generate and document deliverable models.

• Support the development and test plan/qualification sequence for the thermal aspects.

• Support thermal testing and perform model correlation from test data.

• Support the identification of the key drivers for the product competitiveness related to thermal aspects.

Experience and Skills

  • 1-4 Years of experience as Thermal Analysis
  • Experience of Thermal analysis using ESATAN-TMS (or other thermal software) for:
    • Generating thermal models
    • Setting up thermal cases
    • Solving, postprocessing and evaluating the results.
  • Experience with producing relevant documents and presenting at reviews.
  • Experience of working in a multi-discipline team environment
  • Experience in technical proposal preparation would be an asset
  • Experience in the Space domain would be an asset

Education & Qualifications

•            Maths, Science or Engineering degree in relevant area

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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Bristol, United Kingdom