Thermal Engineer/Analyst

Full time
Posted 2 months ago

We are seeking a talented Thermal Engineer/Analyst to join our team, supporting the development of the Thermal Control System (TCS), its subsystems, and components for satellites, payloads, instruments, and mechanisms. The candidate will operate inside our Thermal Department and will interface with the agencies and customers. Peculiar communication skills, pro-active attitude in facing and solving problems and inclination to team working are required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support in the development of the Thermal Control System (TCS), its subsystems, and components for satellites, payloads, instruments, and mechanisms.
  • Definition and management of trade-offs to support architectural basic choices. Perform concept studies and detailed TCS sizing and design verification.
  • Models build-up and execution of thermal analyses using ESATAN-TMS.
  • Model and analysis results validation with classical hand calculations.
  • Acquire, understand, and keep track of assigned technical requirements.
  • Simulation and supervision of thermal tests, such as thermal vacuum and thermal balance tests, of satellites and their components. Provide support to establish test plans. Perform test predictions, test evaluations and correlations.
  • Documentation of all activities, mathematical models, thermal analysis, and test results by the redaction of specific reports.
  • Preparation of Procurement Specifications for TCS


  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or comparable qualifications
  • Solid understanding of thermal fundamentals and demonstrated skills in thermal analysis (conduction, convection, and radiation loads).
  • Excellent knowledge of English language (spoken and written)
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), with emphasis on MS Excel, for data analysis and reporting.
  • Base experience with programming/coding/scripting (FORTRAN, python, MATLAB), to enhance and automate thermal analysis processes.
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Candidate’s availability for short work trips, either in Italy or abroad, is required
  • Have good skills in practical problem solving.
  • Candidate shall be proactive, autonomous and should have good organizational skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential for the team environment.
  • Familiarity with ESATAN-TMS is a plus.
  • Familiarity with ECSS Standards is preferred.

If you are a forward-thinking engineer with a passion for thermal systems and a knack for programming, we want to hear from you! Join us in shaping the future of space exploration.

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