Lead Thermal Analyst

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering



Published: 1 day ago Job ID: J-00253306-650

Introduction to the job

As a Lead Thermal Analyst, your activities will focus on FEM calculations, but within a world-leading organization this position offers much more scope to express and develop your talents.At ASML, simulations are being used to contribute more than just mathematical predictions – your expertise combined with a flair for creative problem solving will generate ideas for use at the very forefront of the design process.

Role and responsibilities

Also, from your lead role, you will share your vision and inspire others to develop creative design solutions. You will influence the design of modules and their performance levels from specification to mechanical design.

This vision of FEM analysis is prompted by the ever shortening lifecycles of technologies, the limits of which are increasingly being reached faster than ever. By combining FEM analysis and creative thinking, ASML is approaching innovation from a new and exciting direction, one that promises fresh thinking on how to reach next-generation technologies.

You will ensure solutions of mechanical designs by mathematically predicting their performance levels. Moreover, you will help ensure maximized performance of the mechanical design by motivating your colleagues to develop innovative improvements through creative and conceptual thinking. FEM modeling and analysis will be used to a large extend during your daily work. Your focus will be on thermal analysis including all modes of heat transport (conduction, convection and radiation), and the effect of heat loads on the structural response (deformations and material stresses).

Technical Main Responsibilities

·Perform conceptual and detailed FEM based analysis for different platforms/products.

·Definition, documentation and continuous improvement of FEM analysis processes

·Advice design engineers and architects within new product design exploration, root cause analysis studies.

·Ability to clearly link thermal and mechanical domains.

·Validation of models by real world test setups.

·Ability to create reduced order models from full order FEM calculations as standard building blocks for system models.

·Create and execute simulation plans and clearly communicate all status and results

·Coaching other FEA Engineers in own competence or project setting

·Definition of internships and coaching of students

Education and experience

Technical University, Master’s or PhD with related scope in:

Heat transfer, Finite Element Method (FEM), thermo-fluids, mechanics of materials, thermal system modelling.

·Relevant working experience within thermo-mechanical analysis (> 5 years)

·Finite element method experience, preferably with ANSYS, SIEMENS Simcenter3D, COMSOL and/or Hyperworks.

·Knowledge/experience in one or more of the topics below is preferred:

oMultiphysics analysis (thermal + fluids + mechanical + opto + magnetics etc)

o0D / 1D modelling with tools like: MATLAB Simulink, AMESIM or ANSYS Twinbuilder

oFunctional thinking to identify the right inputs/outputs for modelling

oKnowledge of optics and radiation modelling basics

oCFD experience is not a prerequisite but an advantage (preferably with StarCCM+ or Simcenter3D Thermal/Flow)

oLeading a (small) team of engineers

oKnowledge/experience on physical modelling for Digital Twins

oPSE Certified at “Standard” level (Ref.:www.nafems.org)


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

·Strong analytical ability with a flexible and pragmatic attitude.

·Clear communication in English, both verbal and in writing.

·Creative thinking capability.

·Capability on handling large projects with many stakeholders.

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

Our offer

·Being part of a great group in a great company expanding your knowledge in a wide variety of physics application areas – to change the world one nanometer at a time.

·Potential to work on problems spanning various engineering fields.

·Highly creative and qualified teams with a diversity of experience.

·A competitive compensation and benefits package.

·Open, multicultural atmosphere, with world class technical problems to solve.

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