Lead Cooling System Engineer (Various Sites)

in Sterling Heights, MI

Lead Cooling System Engineer (Various Sites) Job

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    Sterling Heights, MI 48312, US

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Job Description Join BAE Systems’ Combat Vehicles team to be part of a diverse and enthusiastic team who develops vehicles and products that protect the lives of those that serve. We are searching for a well-experienced powertrain cooling engineer who will be responsible for the successful development, integration, and test validation of cooling systems and components. In this role, you will work with suppliers and turn requirements into parts for a variety of combat vehicles.

The Lead Cooling Systems Engineer can work from any Combat Mission Systems site including Sterling Heights, MI; San Jose, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Phoenix, AZ; and York, PA, and we may consider a location near any BAE Systems facility for a well-qualified candidate.

What You Will Do:
In this role, you will develop system cooling system designs for various powertrain, hydraulic, and vehicle electronics systems. This includes sizing and selection of components such as heat exchangers, pumps, and fans. The candidate will perform system level thermal analysis and trade-off studies in compliance with government performance, survivability, reliability, availability, maintainability criteria for military tracked vehicles. You will also have the opportunity to work with external vendors, leading them through the engineering development cycle. This role will touch on many other aspects of engineering, specifically:

  • Provide technical direction into design studies, concept selection, detail design, manufacturing, and test processes
  • Support development of computer simulation models to analyze system performance
  • Provide technical direction to CAD designers for system layout and packaging decisions
  • Prepare component and subsystem technical specifications and documents required for sourcing
  • Define component and vehicle system interfaces and confirms compatibility with other interfacing systems
  • Interface with other functions such as Systems Engineering, supply chain, suppliers, and customers to meet program goals
  • Participate and support resolution of product quality issues
  • Lead and support technical reviews
  • Develop cooling system validation test plans

Why You Will Want the Job:

  • We don’t design your “daily driver.” Our products are world class, combat vehicles that are designed to meet the world’s most rigorous environments.
  • Keeping the world safe and secure is serious business. That is why we offer an accommodating work environment (or 9/80 schedule) to support the balance in your life and keep you performing at your best.
  • We foster career development from on-the-job training and leadership programs to collaborating with leading experts and seasoned colleagues.
  • We are committed to our diversity and inclusion efforts. Join one of Employee Resource Groups in our Multi-Cultural Network to celebrate our differences.
  • We foster your service ethic through community investment opportunities. Employees can make financial contributions, request matching gifts and participate in volunteering opportunities.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or closely related field.
• Experience developing cooling system requirements and architecture.
• Experience developing material solutions (integrated cooling system/heat exchangers/pumps/fans/fluid routing) to meet requirements and support architectures.
• Understanding of the types of trades/risks required to develop a balanced cooling system.
• Knowledge of cooling system interactions with various integrated vehicle systems (engine/transmission/HED/HVAC/etc).
• Clear understanding of cooling system and component testing.
• Demonstrated capability to design and analyze balanced cooling systems.
• Ability to lead small engineering teams.
• Demonstrated ability to manage suppliers through the use of Statements of Work and requirements documents.
• Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
• Initiative and a positive attitude with the ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Passion for developing vehicles and products that protect the lives of those that serve.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills • Knowledge of military standards and specifications
• Familiarity with military vehicles and development processes
• Experienced with Visual Basic or Python to code scripts
• Highly skilled with Microsoft Excel for data analysis
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
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    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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