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Subject Matter Expert – Thermal Systems in Warwick, Warwickshire



Warwick, Warwickshire





Subject Matter Expert - Thermal Systems

(Job Reference No: ID 837)

Gordon Murray Technologies, partnering with Forseven, combines the expertise of visionary designers and engineers to bring disruptive technologies and low environmental impact innovations to the mobility sector. Critical to the implementation of iStream Superlight are integral modules and systems engineered by Gordon Murray Technologies which deliver a range of electrical functionalities - these technologies also being scaleable to serve the delivery demands of any specific platform configuration.

With multiple sites in Shalford and Warwick, Gordon Murray Technologies continues to grow with multiple vehicle programmes currently in development. As a result, we currently have exciting opportunities for a Subject Matter Expert - Thermal Systems to join our Electric powertrain Team in the Midlands.

Principle Accountabilities:

This role will be focused on the architecture, specification and development of Gordon Murray Technologies Thermal Systems meeting the needs of HV batteries, e-motors and power electronics for specific vehicle applications.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the architectural design and specification of thermal systems for Gordon Murray Technologies electric and hybrid vehicles.
  • Perform the role of HV thermal systems in-house expert. Create and evolve a development roadmap for thermal solutions, capturing inventive heating and cooling solutions for HV components. Explore possibilities for marginal gains, in order to push the limits of what is technically possible.
  • Identify and develop IP that can be leveraged by Gordon Murray Technologies to create innovative products.
  • Define optimal solutions for GMT projects and translate these into requirement specifications that can be presented to suppliers and partners.
  • Execute and interpret 1D simulation and testing to aid selection of appropriate technologies.
  • Ensure that the technical strategy and vision of the solution is translated to relevant stakeholders, including Project Engineers who will be instrumental in delivering the technical solution.
  • Support of Project Engineers throughout the project lifecycle, which will include periods of taking responsibility for development activities during a vehicle development programme.
  • Maintain technical oversight of all programmes to ensure that key components (e.g. structure, controllers, thermal) are correctly located and packaged in accordance with vehicle requirements.
  • Act as the authority in system review, verification & validation activities including leading FMEAs, DVP planning and ISO26262 compliance.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Significant experience of thermal systems within an automotive (ideally EV) engineering environment.
  • Ability to perform hand calculations and 1D simulation to right size thermal systems in line with vehicle requirements.
  • Demonstrable understanding of EV architectures and underlying principles and technologies including power electronics, coolant routing, serviceability and control strategies.
  • Experience of project engineering with Tier 1 suppliers, preparation of project documentation and reports. Risk management, mitigation and recovery planning.
  • Working knowledge of associated systems such as Batteries, Charging Systems, LV Control and Gearboxes.
  • Experience of system/component delivery within an APQP, six sigma or similar framework (FMEA, DVP, quality planning, PPAP etc) and full product lifecycle activities.
  • Ability to communicate the requirements of the vehicle programme to a supplier and manage the cost/benefit/compromise when adapting and enhancing existing and new technologies.
  • Inspiring, articulate, self-motivated, and able to work well on own initiative. Able to influence and align stakeholders to our aspirations and vision moving forwards.
  • Possession of an appropriate honours engineering degree. Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience will be considered.
  • Full driving licence is essential.


  • To perform any other duties that may well be reasonably expected within the remit of the role.
  • To ensure compliance with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policy requirements within areas of responsibility.
  • In addition to the above responsibilities for Gordon Murray Technologies, the job also involves similar duties to be conducted for any future subsidiary companies within the Group.

What's on Offer:

As well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team, the position comes with:

Gordon Murray Technologies is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, race, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We strive to promote a workplace that celebrates diversity and encourages individuals to express their opinions and beliefs.

  • Competitive base salary
  • Private medical scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced personal pension
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site parking

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application.

All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.


This vacancy is being advertised by Optamor Limited. Optamor is a specialist Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider. We provide a flexible full recruitment solution which takes care of all recruitment requirements from planning to on-boarding. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 837_1715766677
Date posted 15 May 2024

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