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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Galway, Galway

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Our client is looking for a senior mechanical engineer to design next-generation thermally managed lithium-ion battery pack systems for automotive, industrial, marine, aerospace and defence applications. You will be responsible for all aspects of physical design of next-generation lithium-ion battery modules, packs and systems. The expectation is not that you arrive on day 1 with this capability, but that you have the aptitude and desire to learn all aspects of battery pack design.
  • Support engineering and manufacturing unit deliverables for next generation high-voltage battery design and manufacturing.
  • Manage critical path timelines for battery development by planning, organizing and controlling resources to deliver battery concepts to an agreed quality and timescale.
  • Define and maintain pack level requirements for battery controls, internal mechanical, electrical components (high voltage contactors/wiring), battery cells, and thermal performance.
  • Develop battery level DFMEA including implementations to manage severity and/or occurrence.
  • Define test plans to validate all requirements and functional performance.
  • Lead design trade-offs between thermal, packaging, NVH, and hardware/software solutions.
  • Support all quality documents required for manufacturing builds, PPAP, shipping, labeling, test requirements, etc.


  • 5-years’ experience in a design engineer role.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in mechanical engineering from concept through production release with a focus on DFM.
  • Experience with various manufacturing processes such as plastic injection molding, metal stamping, extruding, casting, welding, bonding, and fastener selection.
  • Direct machine shop/CNC skills a plus.
  • Test experience, including knowledge of sensors, DACs, data collection and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of stampings, castings, and injection molded plastics.
  • Experience with Quality documents (DFMEA, PFMEA, control plans, etc.).
  • Ability to define requirements and conduct analysis for cooling systems and components, including pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, pipes & hoses, expansion/header tanks and cooling fluids.
  • Highly proficient with CAD/CAE (SolidWorks specifically is a benefit).
  • CAM experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with basic thermal modelling/CFD is a plus
  • Familiarity with basic FEA is a plus


  • Bonus scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • On-site parking
  • Company events & social hours
  • Casual dress
  • Wellness programmes
  • Private medical/dental insurance
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Life insurance

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