Advanced Lead Engineer - Hybrid Locomotive Liquid Cooling System

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, PA


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

*PLEASE NOTE: The company is unable to provide any sponsorship for this role.

The Advanced Lead Engineer will be responsible for designing thermal management solutions for the propulsion battery system used on battery electric locomotives.  Responsible for designing the liquid cooling system for locomotive propulsion batteries and specifying and selecting system components including cold plates, disconnects, valves, etc.  Establishing thermal and mechanical requirements for the battery thermal management unit and interfacing with suppliers for respective development. The engineer will also develop equipment arrangements for liquid cooling power electronic devices used in the propulsion system of locomotives and mining vehicles, including heat exchangers, pumps, connectors, and piping.  Conduct thermal and mechanical analysis of the cooling system and lead liquid cooled power electronic system optimization with support from other design teams.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or related field

  • A minimum of 7 years of demonstrated experience in the field of mechanical engineering, with relevant experience on electrical or electro-mechanical devices, and liquid cooled thermal management systems. 

  • Experience with heat transfer through conduction, natural convection, and forced convection applications and related techniques for electronics.

What will be your key responsibilities?

In this role the engineer will lead and execute requisition projects, including design, structural and thermal analysis, validation, production launch of liquid cooled systems.  Work collaboratively with team members to develop a world class product. Support manufacturing and supply chain to achieve high levels of manufacturability and manage drawing and model updates to address issues or implement improvements.

What can you expect from Wabtec?

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.