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Senior Thermal Engineer (m/f)
ZG - Savska Opatovina, Croatia

Rimac Automobili is a technology powerhouse, manufacturing electric hypercars and providing full tech solutions to global automotive manufacturers. Our teams develop and produce both hardware and software solutions for the Concept_One and C_Two as well as numerous public and confidential projects, thus positioning Rimac as a leader in the high-performance electric vehicle industry.


We always wanted to be more than just a place to work. What we do and how all of our team members feel is meaningful to us and we want each to feel like part of a big family.

 

A Senior Thermal Engineer has the exciting job of developing 1D simulation models at the component and the full vehicle level. The ideal candidate should have a strong passion for modeling, technology and engineering with a background in mechanical/aerospace engineering or applied physics education and 5+ years of working experience within the industry.

 

1. Responsibilities

  • Responsible for building and developing 1D simulation models at component and full vehicle level with an emphasis on powertrain and battery thermal and electric models
  • Integration of the vehicle sub-systems into a single vehicle 1D model
  • Integration between various 1D models (built in various 1D software) from other departments and suppliers
  • Coupling of system level 1D model with CFD component level simulations
  • Support improvements in modelling techniques to help increase simulation accuracy and engineering knowhow
  • Interacting with other departments or suppliers to collect input data for simulation and model building
  • Participating in development testing
  • Providing suggestions and improvements based on simulation and/or experimental data
  • Mentoring less experienced colleagues
  • Writing technical documents, preparing presentations and communicating the results to customers

 

2. Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, HVAC
  • Excellent understanding of powertrain systems of electric vehicle and control systems
  • Experience with simulations of thermal strategies for drive cycles for various types of vehicles
  • Good level of programming knowledge needed for efficient 1D modeling, task automation, data manipulation, etc. (MATLAB, Modelica, Python, C++, Fortran)
  • Proven knowledge in modeling and simulation environment based on the open Modelica modeling language or similar (Dymola, MATLAB Simulink, GTSuite, SimulationX...).
  • Considered as an advantage:
    • Good knowledge of Python programming language (NumPy, SciPy, pandas)
    • Good knowledge of CFD (heat transfer and fluid flow)
    • Knowledge of Multi-objective optimization
  • Commitment to project plans and promised deliverables
  • Good communication and organization skills
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Aerospace or similar field
  • 5+ years of experience with 1D modelling
  • Relevant experience in the Automotive or similar industries
  • Fluent spoken and written English

 

3. What we offer

  • The opportunity to develop world-class solutions with cutting-edge technology, from scratch!
  • Family-like and open work environment
  • Courageous, curious and entrepreneurial team members to work with
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Financial support for accommodation and transportation
  • Dog-friendly office 

 

We thank all those who submit applications for this role. Please note that only those candidates who meet the required experience and qualifications will be contacted directly. All of our applicants will be provided with equal opportunities regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, culture or any other non-work related personal characteristic. All applications will be considered under the terms and conditions of confidentiality in accordance with the regulations of personal data protection.


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