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Aero Thermal CFD Engineer in Irvine, CA at Karma Automotive

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
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    At least 4 year(s)
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Job Description

Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising.

We make beautiful, ecologically sensitive products, and we will provide a memorable ownership experience for our customers.

Our work environment is casual, and our culture is results-oriented.

The Aero Thermal CFD Engineer’s responsibilities will include performing thermal simulation of the Karma vehicles and components using 3-D CFD and 1-D thermal analysis.


  • Prepare, run, and post-process CFD models of high temperature and low temperature cooling systems.
  • Model HVAC and battery cooling systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.
  • Create accurate 3-D thermal models, use meshing and CAD tools.
  • Create 1-D thermal fluid models for powertrain and HVAC systems
  • Use test data and analytic calculations to correlate thermal models.
  • Assist with vehicle road and wind tunnel testing.
  • Analyze and interpret results and communicate to design and development teams to improve performance.
  • Prepare detailed technical presentations for management review.
  • Stay abreast of latest CAE/CFD simulation tools, methods and processes in the field of thermal and aerothermal analysis.
  • Provide strong communication and teamwork skills.


  • 4+ years experiences in Aero Thermal Analysis in an automotive, industrial or consulting setting working on multiple projects/platforms;
  • MS or PhD in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering;
  • CAE analysis experience with a major OEM on production intent development programs;
  • Specific expertise in automotive thermal systems;
  • CAE technologies/tools experience using ANSYS and/or GT-Suite;
  • Solid understanding of thermodynamics, conduction, convection, and radiative heat transfer analysis;
  • CATIA experience helpful;
  • Automotive testing experience helpful

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.  Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability.  Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.


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