Simulation Engineer Thermodynamics and Fuel/CO2

  • Job category Engineering
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10029227
  • Location Eindhoven
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Automotive

About this vacancy

Be a Key player in reducing CO2 emissions and optimizing energy consumption of DAF vehicles!

Job description

For the Technical Analysis department we are looking for a Simulation Engineer Thermodynamics and Fuel/CO2. The stringent requirements on CO2 emissions in the coming years will force the truck industry to put a lot of effort in developing zero emission powertrain concepts, like battery electric and hydrogen powered vehicles, but also further optimizing conventional vehicles. You will support the development in new vehicle projects and Advanced Technology projects by means of numerical simulations. The main focus of the development is on improving the powertrain towards lower energy consumption by:

  • Including and optimizing hybrid/electrification functionality and energy management controls
  • Investigating alternative zero-emission powertrain concepts
  • Investigating and optimizing powertrain specific vehicle thermal concepts and thermal controls


  • Building and improving vehicle simulations models for broad range of advanced powertrain concepts, incl. model validation; Both in thermodynamic domain and the total vehicle energy management domain
  • Performing simulations and analyses on fuel/energy consumption, CO2 emissions on vehicle and total fleet level, driveability and thermal performance
  • Processing the analyses to conclusions and design recommendations including reporting on technical as well as management level
  • Aligning the activities and deliverables with Vehicle Definition, Vehicle Testing and Vehicle Engineering departments and in global context with other PACCAR divisions
  • Maintaining the domain knowledge by following the new technologies in the field of fuel economy, CO2 emissions, alternative powertrains and thermodynamics


The Technical Analysis department consists of a team with 12 specialists, responsible for the numerical optimization, verification and validation of new vehicle designs within the DAF Product Development division. By means of simulations, new developments on vehicle and system level are evaluated and optimized for different vehicle performance aspects: Fuel Economy and CO2 emission, Aerodynamics, Thermodynamics, NVH, Vehicle Handling, Crash Safety, Durability. These simulations support the design process from the first concept ideas to the final validation and sign-off of the truck design.

Offer description

YER Technology offers you the possibility to become employed as automotive professional and to combine challenging assignments with an excellent career with perspective on a fixed contract at YER Technology or our client DAF Trucks. The following conditions are applicable:

  • Attractive (fixed) salary commensurate with knowledge and experience
  • 25 holidays per year (excl. national bank holidays) and 8,33% holiday allowance
  • A contract for a definite or indefinite period at a financially robust organisation
  • Travel expense reimbursement
  • Good pension scheme
  • Overtime will be compensated in payment of wages or time-for-time
  • Good balance between work and private life
  • An open culture and clear communication
  • A Service Desk ready to answer all your practical questions

Candidate profile

  • Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Automotive/Aerospace Engineering, Applied Physics
  • Proven affinity/experience with automotive technology, numerical simulations on powertrain, thermodynamics and energy management
  • Knowledge and experience with Matlab / Simulink
  • Preferably experience with Siemens Amesim
  • Good analytic and organizing skills
  • Effective communication skills in the Dutch and English language
  • A customer oriented team player with a proactive and result driven workstyle