Development Engineer (Fuel Cell)
The Development Engineer will work with a dynamic, forward-thinking and rapidly growing team of engineers working on building and testing prototypes for the next generation of hydrogen technology.
Reporting into the Development Manager, the role is for someone to innovate and expand their design skills, for a company which is quickly becoming a global leader in the fuel cell and alternate mobility sector.
- Identify, Design, Develop, Build and test prototype sub-assemblies that meet the fundamental engineering requirements.
- Work in collaboration with the design and process engineering to design and build test rigs, reactors, scrubbers, gas processing units as well as evaluating potential new areas of technology that we could integrate into our next generation products.
- Review, mentor and approve work completed by your fellow development engineers (test plans, risk assessments, commissioning plans) to demonstrate operation.
- Be well versed in prototype system safety, codes and standards, to ensure that they are a foundation of your designs & experimentation.
- Be responsible for the specification and procurement of parts, pumps and pipes from concept to prototype operating systems. Lead & coach other engineering colleagues as required to support this.
- Develop innovative and novel concepts with high value IP while considering freedom to operate.
- Be a source of engineering expertise to advise on design, development, material, manufacturing, prototype build and test issues.
- Create new and improve upon existing, best practices and processes within the team.
- As an assembly and component owner, drive the design activities to achieve the best balance between all physical disciplines and liaising with technical experts:
- Instrumentation and control of test rigs and prototypes.
- Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline (ideally 2:1 degree or better) with an appreciable level of industrial experience in research and development.
- Relevant experience in a Development/ Research Engineering Environment (or equivalent).
- Practical Hands-on skills relating to prototyping, assembling and testing.
- Understanding of physical failure methods and approaches to root cause analysis.
- Good grasp of design verification approaches and ability to define suitable test methods.
- Able to present findings to senior management for accurate and timely decision making.
- Effective communicator; appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal formats.
- Capable of progressing tasks autonomously with little direction.
- Comfortable multi-tasking, prioritising activities and planning work effectively to ensure project deadlines are met.
- Ideal: An appreciation of other engineering disciplines such aerodynamics, thermodynamics, CFD analysis and electrical, electronics and electromagnetic systems.