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Thermal Engineer

  • Reference DE-HP-4977
  • Location Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • Closing date 27 January 2023

HE Space is a successful international space company. For 40 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

As part of the team, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Perform thermal analyses of spacecrafts, payloads, instruments, mechanisms and other equipment;
  • Perform plausibility checks and manual calculations to validate analysis results analysis results;
  • Support the development of the thermal control system, its subsystems and components;
  • Simulation and monitoring of thermal tests, e.g., thermal vacuum and thermal balance tests, of satellites and their equipment thermal balance tests, of satellites and their components;
  • Knowledge of cost accounting management (e.g., budget, risk and schedule) for thermal activities;
  • Knowledge of SYSTEMA/Thermica software packages;
  • Contribute to the design and development of thermal hardware (heat pipes, thermal bands, thermal switches);
  • Documentation and archiving of all activities, mathematical models and analysis and test results.


Skills & Experience

You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of MS-Office; knowledge of the programming language PYTHON is advantageous;
  • Knowledge in conductive and radiative heat transfer processes;
  • Knowledge in the application of SYSTEMA/Thermica and/or ESATAN-TMS is of advantage;
  • Knowledge in CFD tools for thermal analysis is an advantage;
  • Knowledge in the design and definition of thermal hardware (heat pipes, thermal thermal bands, thermal diodes, phase change materials, etc);
  • Understanding of thermal material properties; understanding of orbital mechanics and the solar system;
  • Knowledge in the field of cryogenics is an advantage;
  • Knowledge in the field of optics is an advantage;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of German is an advantage.

This job is located in Friedrichshafen.

If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send your CV (in English and in Word or PDF) to Tobias Bruns, by clicking on the button “Apply for this job” quoting job DE-HP-4977.

An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!

Please note: Due to work permit requirements for this position, please apply only if you are citizen of a European Union state or if you are eligible to obtain a work permit for Germany.

Thermal Engineer

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Tobias Bruns
Tobias Bruns
  • Recruiter
  • +49 421 430 423 14

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