Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to create an abundant and decarbonized material future. Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels.
In this role, you will be responsible for driving the work and the team that performs the design and development of the fluid system in Electric Hydrogen's electrolyzer. You will be based in our office in San Carlos, CA with allowable hybrid work schedule. Depending on the phase of the project, up to 10% of your time might be best spent with boots on the ground at vendors or the project site <1 hour away from here. You will report to the Director of Systems (Plant Engineering).
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead the technical decision-making and team working on the plant fluid systems
Help proactively identify staffing needs and recruit for various roles
Develop a large-scale first-of-a-kind hydrogen production plant, optimized for lowest total system cost
Create a modular process skid design suitable for easy and economical scale up
Perform process design for large flows, pressures, and temperatures of water, hydrogen, oxygen
Review PFDs, Heat and Mass Balances, P&IDs, equipment sizing, etc.
Get hands-on in the lab to build prototypes, develop model correlations, ground assumptions, and refine new technologies
Apply industry experience to ensure cost-effective plant architecture selection and development
Work with component vendors and system fabricators to develop understanding of cost tradeoffs, then work with those vendors to source optimized components and subsystems
Guide development activities for maximum rate of learning
Help develop company strategy for make vs. buy decisions
Maintain focus on high level goals while handling the details
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES
Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar
3+ years experience in rockets, power, oil & gas, chemical processing, cooling and chilling, water systems, or similar industries
Experience having led technical teams directly or indirectly
Field experience with the engineering, procurement, and construction of modular fluid systems or first of a kind plants
Familiarity with ASPEN or similar process modeling tools
Familiarity with the properties and handling requirements of hydrogen, oxygen, and deionized/ultrapure water
Experience with plant certification, compliance, and safety per IEC, CE, UL, NFPA, and other codes
Experience at startups or early-stage companies
Electric Hydrogen offers the best benefits possible. We pay 100% of all employees' health/dental/vision/disability insurance premiums and 100% of the premium for their immediate family. This is for all of our full-time employees. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. We also offer a generous 401k match and unlimited time-off.
COVID-19 vaccination required for all employees and contingent workers, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of vaccination to attend an onsite interview or at their first day of employment.About Electric Hydrogen
Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world's experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world's top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.
Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce.