Chemical Process Engineer

San Carlos, California, United States
3 months ago
Full time role


Founded by experienced renewable energy technologists and backed by committed mission-driven investors, Electric Hydrogen is building solutions to help cost-effectively ...

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Job Description

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. 

You will help design the fluid system of 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

  • 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
  • Create 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 knowledge and industry experience to simplify plant architecture
  • Work with component vendors and system fabricators to develop understanding of cost tradeoffs, then work with those vendors to source optimized components and subsystems
  • Help develop company strategy for make vs. buy decisions

Required Experience and Professional Qualities

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar
  • Industry experience in rockets, power, oil & gas, chemical processing, cooling and chilling, or water systems
  • 1+ year experience with the engineering, procurement, and construction of fluid systems
  • Familiarity with process modeling and cost modeling software like ASPEN etc.
  • Guide development activities for maximum rate of learning
  • Maintain focus on high-level goals while handling the details
  • Previous work at startups or early-stage companies

Compensation & Benefits

Chemical Process Engineer (P3): $119,000 - $159,000 per year

Actual base salary offered to the hired applicant will be determined based on their work location, level, qualifications, job-related skills, as well as relevant education or training and experience.​

Base salary is just one part of Electric Hydrogen’s total rewards package. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. In addition to the base salary offered, the hired applicant may receive:​

  • an equity grant​
  • time off programs​
  • a $75/month cell phone allowance​
  • a 4% employer 401(k) match​
  • 100% fully paid premiums for employees and their families: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage​
  • a discretionary bonus​

Electric Hydrogen’s benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

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. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all to belong. We are aware that people from historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We are actively working on efforts to change this social norm. If you are excited about this role, we encourage you to apply

Founded by experienced renewable energy technologists and backed by committed mission-driven investors, Electric Hydrogen is building solutions to help cost-effectively ...

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