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Mechanical Analyst Engineer - Thermal Design

Tawazun, United Arab Emirates
Closing date: 24 July 2024

Mechanical Analysis Engineer – Thermal Design


At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries regarded as technically impossible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge: to make the world a safer place.

The Role

As a thermal design engineer part of the Radar Solutions product unit, you will participate in multidisciplinary teams to design and develop thermal management solutions for complex radar and telecommunications products. You will support systems, electronic, software, mechanical, and integration engineers by providing thermal and computational fluid dynamic analysis, aiming at solving heat problems and designing for sufficient cooling on products in all phases of the development process.

You will play a critical role in the creation and future expansion of a specialised technical team dedicated to advancing thermal engineering solutions through product-based design and R&D activities. This role offers the prospect of career growth with future opportunities to step into a technical leadership position.


  • Translate general system requirements into objective thermal design constraints and objectives.
  • Perform engineering calculations to define and develop energy models and substantiate design recommendations.
  • Define, develop, and optimise comprehensive thermal management solutions at any system level.
  • Determine test procedures and measurement techniques to validate thermal and CFD analysis models.
  • Define and participate in the integration and testing processes of prototypes, subsystems, and products.
  • Assist in the selection and development of manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Manage technical aspects of subcontracted thermal engineering work.

Your Profile

You have a natural interest in technology and engineering, with a desire to constantly develop yourself and the way you work. You work effectively in a team and can manage your tasks independently, taking initiative, ownership, and accountability.

Required Formal Qualifications, Experience and Background

  • Academic degree in a related field to thermal engineering: mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, energy engineering, or engineering physics.
  • Experience of a minimum of 5 years in the development of thermal management solutions for high-power electronics and mechanical systems.
  • Experience working in highly regulated environments.
  • Familiarity with the selection and use of ISO, EN and MIL standards and specifications.
  • Proficiency in the English language with excellent communication skills.

Required Technical Competencies

  • Advanced proficiency in modelling, simulation, and visualisation of fluid flow, heat transfer, and turbulence.
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding and using analysis software, preferably Ansys Electronics module, OpenFOAM, or STAR CCM+.
  • Experience in developing, verifying, and validating coupled CFD conjugate heat transfer models.
  • Strong foundation in numerical analysis, programming, and scripting.
  • Ability to define technical specifications of commercial thermal components and equipment.
  • General understanding of engineering development cycles.
  • Operational proficiency in configuration control, change management, and design data structure.

Highly Desired Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of hardware design for manufacturability and assembly.
  • Understanding of basic design of hardware for electronics – packaging, cabling and electromagnetic compatibility analysis.
  • Proficiency in the detailed selection of materials and manufacturing methods.
  • Adept at specifying and assessing simulation software and solving algorithms for future capabilities.

This position requires you to meet the security clearance requirements in UAE.

What You Will be Part Of

Saab’s strategy for growth includes building local businesses in selected markets, with a focus on key customer countries. You will become part of a growing company that operates in Tawazun Industrial Park, northeast of the Abu Dhabi city centre.

About Saab

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security, and commercial aeronautics. We number 18,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are invested in research and development.

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also, a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.