Thermal Engineer

Full Time.


Job Title: Thermal Engineer


Job Location: East Lothian (or within 20 mile radius)

Department: Central Services

Reporting to: Technical Director

Job Purpose: Competent, autonomous, hands-on engineer, able to take products from sketch through to drawing package and prototype assembly.



  • Produce conceptual designs for the Sunamp Product Architecture Roadmap and evolve these through to production, with focus on heat pumping / refrigeration
  • Create assembly/manufacture drawings for each product iteration.
  • Build and test prototypes
  • Undertake engineering tasks using established procedures & calculations
  • Undertake engineering layouts for fit, form and function checking
  • Preparation of documentation for engineering design files including project summary
  • Observance of Safety and Environmental requirements
  • Failure mode and effect analysis
  • Preparation and Organisation of in-house product testing with Testing Engineer and Test Technicians
  • Carry out tasks assigned by the Head of R&D



    • Degree Qualified in a relevant Engineering Discipline, including thermodynamic analysis
    • Proven track record of design and development
    • Experience of engineering design and development process
    • Good analytical skills
    • Methodical approach to component design
    • Good communication and organisational skills



    • Proficient user of refrigeration/AC design packages
    • Practiced at integration with electrical, electronic and hydraulic (water) sub-assemblies
    • Engineering experience within the Energy sector
    • Basic welding and soldering experience, with brazing and refrigeration fitting


     Communication skills

    • Communication skills, both oral and written, as you will need to communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals and professional groups
    • Listening skills and the ability to negotiate with and persuade others


    Management Skills

    • An emphasis on achievement of results and both energy and enthusiasm to ensure that objectives are met
    • Initiative and leadership skills, and the ability to gain the trust, commitment and co-operation of others
    • Teamworking skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with others


    Organisational Skills

    • Organisational skills, to deal with a diverse range of challenges
    • Flexible and creative problem-solving ability
    • Decision-making ability, particularly in sensitive areas such as the allocation of funds or organising staff levels
    • A methodical approach, and the ability to analyse and process data
    • Problem-solving skills, and the ability to find and employ creative solutions
    • Numeracy and the ability to analyse complex issues, absorb information, understand data and identify underlying trends
    • Adaptability and readiness to challenge existing practices and find alternatives
    • The ability to cope with pressure, stress and ongoing change



    • Able to travel worldwide (likely to be a regular requirement)
    • Prepared to work flexibly within the team to ensure timely delivery of service.


    Basis and Values:


    • Able to respect the basis of, and work with, our values, showing a commitment to, and understanding of the Sunamp Ltd culture.

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