• Senior Thermal Systems Engineer

    Location US-CT-West Hartford
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/11/2019 11:07 AM)
    Requisition Number
    # of Positions Remaining
    Position Type
    Full time
    Experience (Years)
    Engineering - All
    Security Clearance Required?
  • Overview

    Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs, and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So, whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.
    Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.
    Triumph Engine Control Systems is a leading independent aerospace fuel system supplier for the commercial, military, helicopter, and business jet markets. Based in West Hartford, CT, Triumph employs approximately 500 personnel. The Company’s key products and services include electronic engine controls, fuel metering units, and main fuel pumps for both the OE and aftermarket/spares end markets.


    We are looking for an experienced Mechanical or Aerospace Engineer for our West Hartford, CT site, to join our System Engineering Team, working on our Thermal products.


    The Senior Thermal Systems Engineer will serve as the subject matter expert for (Vapor Cycle) Environmental Control Systems (VCS/ECS) for commercial and military ground and airborne platforms, high-power motors and embedded firmware controllers. They will have the main responsibility for selecting components, modelling thermal system performance and providing requirements to other functional groups to ensure that the overall system meets the customer requirements.



    • Applies diversified knowledge of systems engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields.
    • Perform system analysis and architecture design for aircraft subsystems, including requirements allocation, component sizing and selection, performance analysis, controls and built-in-test and fault isolation methodology.
    • Able to interface directly with current and prospective Customers to discuss system concepts and details, and to make decisions independently on engineering problems and methods.
    • May serve as technical leader or project leader on large and complex development programs.
    • Participate in system integration and testing.
    • Provide specialized support in technical, programmatic or team problem solving.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering; Master’s Degree preferred.
    • At least 6 years of related experience
    • Experience in vapor cycle and/or air cycle environmental control systems; competitive procurement of aircraft subsystems; such as pre-RFP systems architecture development, proposal preparation, and customer coordination.
    • Must have working knowledge in one or more of the following: heat transfer, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics or thermodynamics, and familiarity with tools such as EES or MATLAB.
    • Include knowledge of aircraft subsystem design and qualification to MIL-STD-810 or DO-160.
    • Environmental Control System (ECS) / Vapor Cycle Cooling System (VCS) experience preferred.
    • Experience in classical Systems Engineering activities: requirements development, flowdown and validation; trade studies, systems modeling and simulation.
    • Should have working knowledge of thermal systems and components (compressors, heat exchangers, pumps, fans, etc.); controls system design and built-in test design for thermal/mechanical systems.
    • Experience in hardware/software integration within aircraft subsystem domain; functional analysis and allocation, interface specification, integration test planning, and verification testing.  


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