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Lead Engineer (f/m/x) Battery Thermal Management for Automotive Battery Systems; Finland/Germany



We are Valmet Automotive: Since 1968, we have stood for integrated automotive engineering on behalf of world-renowned OEMs. Today, around 3,700 employees in Finland, Germany and Poland shape our success as a complete vehicle manufacturer in the automotive sector, and as a system supplier for battery systems as well as kinematic and convertible top systems. Our entire strategy, and especially our EV Systems branch, focuses on tomorrow’s mobility. We develop and manufacture battery systems from 48V to high voltage for vehicles and off-highway applications.

As part of our team, you'll not only ignite the turbo boost for your professional development – you'll be at the forefront of the electromobility revolution. Our work culture? Straightforward and honest. Arrogance is not our thing. We let our actions speak for themselves, are courageous, constantly learn new things – and respect each other. Because respect is at the heart of our team spirit. We take our tasks and you seriously. So, hit the start button and enrich us as a


Lead Engineer (f/m/x) Battery Thermal Management for Automotive Battery Systems

In Finland: Uusikaupunki, Turku, Salo; or in Germany: Bad Friedrichshall, Munich


Your job site and team:

No matter whether you join us in Finland or Germany – at every Valmet location you can be sure of state-of-the-art working environments, motivated colleagues and of consideration for your wishes.

As a member of our Battery Mechanics Department, you’ll develop the battery systems of the future. You can look forward to a steep learning curve, a state-of-the-art test environment and fascinating projects.


Here’s where you’ll make an impact:

  • You’ll develop the design concept of the battery thermal architecture & components (cooling structure, cooling pipes & distributor, connectors, thermal interface materials, etc), therefore, you consider manufacturability and assembly in alignment with manufacturing engineering and mechanical system.
  • Further you track the progress of the design work, identify risks and develop mitigation strategies. In addition, you’ll create and review quality technical documentation.
  • During the development process you’ll ensure the requirement conform mechanical cooling system design (cooling performance, tightness, industrialization, tolerances, producibility, etc…).
  • To achieve this, you’ll have the backing of the thermal team, which you’ll lead in regards to quality, timing, tasks & results. Furthermore, you will also cooperate with other design teams located in Finland and Germany.
  • Given your excellent communication skills, you’ll work closely with sub-suppliers  and interfacing disciplines within our company (Simulation, Testing, Sourcing, etc.) and you will present and report project results to customer, to Mechanical lead and Project Management, you are also capable of work package planning, resource planning and project scheduling as well as able to take responsibility.   


This is your basic equipment:

  • Completed studies in aerospace Engineering, mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electronics, Physics or similar electrical engineering, mechanical engineering  or similar
  • Several years of experience in design and development of thermal management components
  • Experienced in Thermal Engineering in the Automotive industry or similar industry, as  well as in-depth knowledge of heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
  • In-depth knowledge of Catia V5 or similar software
  • Your English: Off the charts! Your Finnish or German: An asset! Other strong points of yours: team spirit, the joy of discovering new things, and your personal success formula ”change = chance”.


Our special extras:

  • Well-structured onboarding
  • Great development opportunities with clear career paths, target agreements and regular feedback
  • An employer committed to sustainable, environmentally conscious business practices that is expanding rapidly
  • An organization committed to an entrepreneurial spirit with room for individual contribution
  • Friendly colleagues who want to set things in motion
  • Attractive, performance-related bonuses
  • Possibility of remote, flexible working (if your position allows it)
  • Ergonomic and modern workstations
  • Versatile e-learning opportunities to explore new horizons
  • Entertaining, often unforgettable company events


Off to the starting line!


Simply upload your application documents via our application tool. If we have what you’d like, and you’ve got what we’re looking for, there's nothing standing in the way of a first interview, in which we'll be happy to clarify all your questions!

If you have any questions before you apply, Christopher Mercier from HR will be happy to hear from you on +491723781335.

Note: Colorful teams are one of our key strengths. We welcome anyone who recognizes her- or himself in the ad above. We explicitly promote diversity, equal opportunities regardless of age, origin and gender, and the inclusion of handicapped people.

Contract Nature:  Regular
Company:  Valmet Automotive Solutions GmbH

Bad Friedrichshall, BW, DE, 74177 München, BY, DE, 80807 Salo, FI, 24100 Uusikaupunki, FI, 23500 Turku, FI, 20520

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