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Bosch Thermal Systems Engineer - Thermal Management for Electric Vehicles in Waltham, Massachusetts

Company Description

As one of the largest North American automotive suppliers, Bosch develops, manufactures and supplies precision components and systems - including body electronics, chassis and powertrain products - for vehicle manufacturers worldwide.

Bosch‘s Waltham, MA engineering advanced development site includes approximately 25 engineers and a prototype shop working on advanced development projects for multiple product areas within the Bosch Group. The Waltham site includes Bosch’s global competence centers for the development of automotive air & fluid moving and control products, along with their associated vehicle thermal management systems. Key site focus areas include systems engineering, aerodynamic and fluid-dynamic design and analysis, noise and vibration, manufacturability, durability, material testing, product benchmarking, and application support. New products and specialized test equipment are designed, prototyped, and validated in-house. Waltham is located just outside the city of Boston, which offers numerous cultural, sports, and entertainment opportunities. By choice, we are committed to a diverse workforce - EOE/Protected Veteran/Disabled.

Job Description

• Combine information gained from customer engagements, simulation, analysis, and benchmarking into system and product requirements for thermal management of electric vehicles

• Perform engineering work packages to design thermal systems, characterize system performance, vehicle impacts, and product requirements

• Collaborate with product management and product development teams to define Bosch’s thermal management portfolio

• Manage thermal system engineering laboratory activities including vehicle benchmarking & system tests

• Lead and/or contribute to internal and external thermal system engineering service projects

System Engineering Aspects

•Use engineering analysis/fundamentals to solve challenging problems and quality check simulation and lab results

•Define, execute, and interpret lab & vehicle benchmarking work packages

•Use strong documentation and communication skills to finalize work packages and communicate complex concepts to Bosch-internal stakeholders, collaboration partners, and external customers

Project Management & Customer Aspects

•Apply project management methods to track and communicate progress, coordinate team activities, identify roadblocks, and propose countermeasures

• Regularly communicate with Bosch-internal stakeholders, collaboration partners, and external customers

•Translate questions about thermal systems and product requirements into concrete work packages for global system engineering team

•Co-ordinate cross-divisional collaboration for thermal benchmarking and testing topics

•Hire, train, and manage engineering students working in the vehicle lab

•Potentially manage system engineering service projects for OEMs or Bosch-internal customers



•BS or higher degree in mechanical engineering or mechatronics engineering

•5+ years of technical engineering experience both individually and in a team setting

•2+ years experience with project management

•2+ years experience with engineering measurements and data acquisition


Candidates who do not meet all requirements but who feel are a good fit to the role are encouraged to apply.

•Experience in thermal system design

• Experience with thermal testing

•Practical and/or professional experience with automobiles and/or automotive systems

•Hands-on capabilities (e.g. machining and test-fixture build-up)

•Experience with measurements and data acquisition software (e.g. LabVIEW)

•Data processing experience. (e.g. MATLAB)

•Experience with refrigerant systems

•Experience with air-moving and fluid-moving products

•Demonstration of strong communication skills

•Design experience (e.g. Solidworks)

•Experience with controls systems

•Experience with customer communications

•Demonstration of strong results orientation

•Demonstration of strong problem solving skills (organizational and technical)

•Simulation experience (Network modelling e.g. GT-Suite or Simulink, FEA, CFD, etc.)

•Experience with requirements engineering

•Interest in professional development and new learning/leadership opportunities