The present work focuses on the effect of flow pulsation on the characteristics of the planar jet impingement normally on a heated surface. Specifically, the influence of frequency, amplitude and Reynolds number of the jet is examined, concerning the instantaneous and time average convective heat transfer. The simulations are conducted using a novel, improved Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) methodology that is based on particle discretization of the governing compressible Navier-Stokes equations. The simulation of jet impingement focuses on the quantitative description of the flow field and the energy exchange between jet and surface. The strong aerodynamic and thermal interaction that exists between the gaseous jet and the impingement surface greatly enhances the local heat transfer in the stagnation and wall jet regions as well as the average heat transfer over the surface. This study is the first step toward modeling the same process but in the presence of chemical reactions and ablation between the gaseous jet and the plate.