Lead Design Engineer – Thermal Systems


Working at Xerotech means having a shared vision of an electric future. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the industry.

We are looking for a Lead Design Engineer to help design and build our next-generation of thermal control systems for high power electronics and battery systems. You will be in charge of the design and development of advanced heat-pump and fluid control systems.


  • Mechanical design and packaging of HVAC components to meet system requirements while optimizing for efficiency, cost, weight, manufacturability and serviceability.
  • Heat transfer hand calculations, including transient conduction and natural convection.
  • Support for prototyping activities, including the design of test rigs.
  • Mass and energy balances of process systems.
  • Hydraulic analyses of piping systems and pump sizing.
  • Manage suppliers and projects to ensure timely program deliverables within budget.
  • Develop component and system-level requirements based on system-level requirements and customer experience.
  • Lead creation of component specifications, component DFMEA, and other technical design documents.
  • Develop and execute component and subsystem design verification plans and test methods to validate produce adherence to requirements.
  • Ensure systems conform to all motor vehicle safety standards governing HVAC operation.
  • Support battery programs through the entire life cycle including; spec development, prototype builds, vehicle test, and production.

Your qualifications

  • 10+ years of mechanical engineering experience.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience with thermal systems in an automotive (or equivalent) environment.
  • Willingness to be involved in the design and implementation of a wide variety of systems.
  • Experience in performing calculations.
  • Knowledge of equipment such as pumps, heat exchangers, valves and control equipment is highly desired.
  • Working knowledge of automotive HVAC systems, including compressors, HVAC units, fluid transfer components, and vehicle performance testing.
  • Working knowledge of psychometrics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics and thermal management.

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Position name Lead Design Engineer – Thermal Systems
Department Thermal Systems
Reports to CTO
Job reference XT-P2.1-TS-01

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