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Vehicle Thermal Systems Engineer

Hexagon Purus is a global leader in zero emission mobility solutions for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, buses, maritime, rail, aerospace, and backup power solutions, storage and distribution.

With a legacy of 60 years developing clean fuel systems, we are a growing global team of over 500 employees, with presence in Norway, Germany, Canada, USA and China. Hexagon Purus is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Being in the heart of energy transformation, we lead with purpose, and our goal setting is aligned with our people and our shared mission to drive the transition to zero-emission mobility.

Join us on our innovative journey and work toward a clean energy future!

Hexagon Purus Systems Canada Ltd. is currently seeking a Vehicle Thermal Systems Engineer to work out of our Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada office.


Reporting to the Vehicle Systems Engineering Lead, responsible for:

  • Performing vehicle thermal system analysis.
  • Sizing and selecting thermal components.
  • Working with design team to develop efficient designs.
  • Work with validation team to prove out designs.


  • Under the direction of the Vehicle Systems Engineering Lead be responsible for development of the thermal management system for electric vehicles, including battery heating/cooling, power electronics cooling, and cabin heating/cooling.
  • Responsible for developing thermal/fluid system schematics for commercial vehicles including sub-ambient cooling systems.
  • Perform theoretical analysis to determine requirements for thermal component sizing and layout.
  • Develop control models to optimize system thermal efficiency.
  • Assists design team in selecting appropriate components and fluids (such as pumps, radiators, chillers, etc.) based on their cooling needs.
  • Build out validation and test plans for thermal systems and related components.
  • Process field data to determine areas of improvement.
  • Presents project updates to colleagues.
  • Participates in development and assembly of prototype systems.
  • Works effectively with others in a collaborative team environment under fluctuating circumstances to resolve issues that require innovative and unique approaches.
  • Updates job knowledge by studying quality management trends, participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, etc.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Qualifications, Experience, Education

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience
  • Completed a Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics.
  • Experience bringing products from concept to production.
  • Design and integration of liquid cooled systems
  • Design and integration of refrigeration systems
  • Experience developing and executing test and validation plans.
  • Understanding of systems development and the V-model
  • Coding/scripting ability (MATLAB, Python) with ability to draw meaningful conclusions from large datasets.
  • Experience in the automotive field and standard connections for fluids and refrigerant.
  • Understanding of challenges/constraints of on vehicle thermal systems
  • Detail oriented with superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Microsoft Office software skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Ability to handle multiple jobs and adapt to a rapidly changing work environment with fluctuating priorities.
  • Required permits/visas to be allowed to legally work in Canada.
  • Valid passport with ability to travel to USA immediately.

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