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Senior Analysis Engineer, Thermodynamic

We are people who want to make a difference.

Everything we do starts with people. It’s what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference?


This Sr. Lead engineer will lead performing thermodynamic analysis of various vehicle programs, and present analysis results to project team to balance vehicle attributes.


What You Will Do.

  • Set Thermo target for new car projects.
  • Set complete vehicle requirements and support work with Red books or Sustainability books (technical overall targets carried downstream the development)
  • Sign-off at key vehicle milestones, including system mule, prototype, pre-production, and production build events
  • Set climate wind tunnel verification plan, lead team to prepare for, and conduct wind tunnel tests.
  • Make engineering judgement based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) results
  • Using commercial tools perform 1D analysis of various powertrain components
  • Support powertrain thermo system engineering with facts and experiences
  • Collaborate with Exterior team and cross-functional support areas to ensure robust design and integration of active grill shutters and sub-systems
  • Coordinate work with powertrain, systems and components, Interior and other functional teams
  • Regular communication with HQ fluid attributes teams, document and present findings to cross-functional teams and management
  • Act as a carrier of competence regarding Thermo within Volvo China R&D
  • Secure up-to-date competence in continuity with training and seminars, both external and internal
  • Drive investments in software, computational capacity and new technologies

You And Your Skills.

  • MS in mechanical engineering with specialty in heat transfer, thermodynamics & fluid mechanics.
  • 5+ years of experience in automotive thermodynamic area including at least one full product lifecycle from concept through production for HEV, PHEV or BEV.
  • Full understanding of vehicle thermal management concepts, including flow architecture, heat rejection methods, and basic climate control functions
  • EV Thermal system component, vehicle level testing experience is highly beneficial
  • Experience of 1D software such VSIM
  • Excellent knowledge of CFD
  • Familiarity with geometry creation, simplification and data management within CAD software, preferably CATIA
  • Experience with wind tunnel testing



Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.


Job requisition ID:  47596

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