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Senior Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Minneapolis MN Trane Technologies

At Trane Technologies® we Challenge Possible. Our brands – including Trane® and Thermo King®  – create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind. We boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.

Job Summary:

We are hiring a Sr. Modeling & Simulation Engineer in our Minneapolis office! This Sr. Engineer will build system models of electrified transport refrigeration devices to support the development of reliable & efficient market-leading Thermo King products.  This role will also lead advancement of Thermo King’s system modeling capabilities, working in collaboration with global Engineering teams.

Core Job Responsibilities (others may be added):

  • Plan, execute and supervise simulations using credible system and component models of appropriate fidelity. Provide guidance for decision-making. Advise and collaborate with product platform, controls, component, test, data science, component vendors and other stakeholders throughout model lifecycle.
  • Working with global teams, external partners and key stakeholders, prioritize and lead initiatives for modeling capability improvement aligned with product roadmap and business needs, especially relating to electrical systems. Accelerate and mature application and impact of Model-Based Systems Engineering to product development.
  • Provide mentoring and technical coaching to grow global team skills and capability in system modeling. Be an enthusiastic advocate of model-driven engineering. Stay current with emerging trends and advancements. Develop into a recognized technical authority in your field.
  • 10% overnight travel is anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and at least 5 years of experience with R&D, modeling and/or testing of electrical and other physical systems is required.
  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Engineering is strongly preferred.

Key competencies:

  • Strong advanced formal knowledge of electrical physics, devices and systems is required.
  • Significant electrical modeling experience at the system and component level, as well as strong scripting and programming skills, are required.
  • Understanding of systems engineering and MBSE principles is required, along with the desire and ability to learn and lead growth in this area. Significant experience with the formal use of model-based languages (e.g., SysML) to support key system engineering activities in product development is a strong plus.
  • Experience and comfort with bridging and integrating multiple subsystems, physics domains, tools, and varying model detail/fidelity at the system level is required, or the desire and demonstrated ability to learn quickly.
  • Experience with leading and supervising system model development and related deliverables for large product development projects, involving close coordination with multiple stakeholder and support teams, is required, or the desire and demonstrated ability to learn quickly.
  • Experience with common industry standard physics-based modeling tools like Dymola/Modelica, Simscape, Amesim and GT Suite, and commonly used numerical methods and related modeling processes, is required, or the demonstrated ability to learn quickly.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and time management skills are required.
  • Experience with electrical hardware testing and model validation is a strong plus.
  • Experience with refrigeration systems/components and modeling is a strong plus.
  • Experience with modern controls principles, controls modeling, and Simulink is a plus.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

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