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Sr. Thermal Mechanical Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Electric Propulsion team is responsible for design, integration, qualification, and certification of the energy storage system integration, high-voltage power distribution, electric motor, and motor control electronics. The Thermal Mechanical Engineer participates in shaping the thermal design of the future of electric aircrafts. The role collaborates with Battery Research & Technology, Dynamic Systems, Airframe, Assembly & Integration, and System Safety teams to ensure the thermal systems' components are accurately selected, represented, and integrated within the aircraft.

What you can do:

  • Understand thermal management requirements for safe battery, electric motor, motor control, and drive system thermal performance
  • Mechanical design and packaging of Thermal Management System components to meet system and aircraft requirements while optimizing for efficiency, cost, weight, manufacturability, and serviceability
  • Develop technical requirements and specifications for sourced components, and manage system interfaces
  • Model the coolant network including aircraft components, routing, valves, pumps, tanks, heat exchangers, and our primary heat rejection and storage devices
  • Develop compact heat rejection devices for sub-system components including cold plates and heat sinks, and their interfaces to heat sources and the thermal management system
  • Define and mature mechanical and fluid interfaces with aircraft systems to include airframe, transmissions, battery system, and motor and motor control systems
  • Collaborate with suppliers/partners to ensure program milestones are achieved
  • Participate in thermal test setup design, running experimental tests, and analyzing test data
  • Other duties as assigned What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's in mechanical, Aerospace, or related engineering
    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in electric transportation, aerospace, or similar industries (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Ability to effectively lead supplier and product development efforts
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality You may also be able to contribute:
      • Experience with computational fluid dynamics and other multi-physics modeling software
      • Experience with the life cycle of thermal management systems development, qualification, production, and product support
      • Familiarity with practical application of DO-160 desired
      • Experience working in aviation industry and working with regulatory agencies preferred
      • Outstanding design, packaging, and 3D modeling skills - CATIA preferred Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

        This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

        The pay range for this position is:
        $166,400 $232,960 USD

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Keywords: Supernal, Newport Beach , Sr. Thermal Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Newport Beach, California

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