Thermal Engineer

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From our sites in Belgium and the UK, QinetiQ enables the most demanding space missions. As one of the largest and most respected global science and technology organisations, we are constantly breaking new ground in the application of cutting-edge technology in the space sector. We deliver pioneering solutions and are successfully transferring our expertise into pushing the boundaries of space. Why don’t you team up with us and help us seize the opportunities of tomorrow?


As a thermal engineer, you would have to: understand the thermal requirements of our projects, be able to derive and define its thermal design aspects, and provide our design and engineering team with the required thermal constraints/conditions.

You would also have to perform two types of thermal analysis: hand calculations -to get a quick feeling on the thermal behaviour/performance- and thermal modelling/analysis using ESATAN TMS. You would also take care of thermal testing.


  • Master degree covering thermal engineering or relevant by experience.
  • An aerospace degree is an asset.
  • Experience with simulation tools and techniques is highly desirable.
  • Thorough theoretical knowledge of thermal aspects (conduction, convection, and radiation).
  • Knowledge of materials, thermal coatings, thermal fillers, isolators, and their practical use.
  • Knowledge of thermo electric devices usage (Peltier elements).
  • Ability to pinpoint the important aspects/drivers in a thermal design.
  • Ability to deal with the following applications:
  • Complex mechanisms
  • Large mechanical structures
  • Fluid experiments that need to be cooled/heated and thermal gradients to be installed where very good thermal uniformity needs to be achieved (these are usually glass liquid cells build into a small mechanical assembly)
  • Satellite structures
  • Electronics boxes
  • Electronic board assemblies
  • Good communication skills (English is an absolute must).
  • Good documentation writing capability.


You’ll not only get to work in a well-known space company offering flexibility, work-life balance, teleworking, and an open and friendly working environment, but you will also become one of the privileged engineers that can say some their work is actually in space.

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Location: Kruibeke - Belgium

Hogenakkerhoekstraat 9
9150 Kruibeke

Tel:+32 (0)3 250 14 14


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