Mechanical Design Engineer - Power Electronics

San Carlos, California, United States
about 2 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. 

We are looking for a strong Mechanical Design Engineer - Power Electronics to work on new power electronics product development. You will work on designing new solutions to support the generation of green hydrogen and execute from prototype to production.

You will be based in San Carlos, CA, and report to our Mechanical Engineering Manager, Power Electronics.


  • Work on analysis and design of mechanical aspects of high-power electronic sources for hydrogen electrolyzers. This includes:
  • CFD analysis for air heat exchange in electronics packaging
  • Fluid cold plate analysis and design
  • Analysis of liquid to air heat exchangers
  • Thermally induced structural stress
  • Perform detailed calculations, structural FEA analysis.
  • Create test plans, identify root cause of failures, implement fixes


  • Knowledge of electronics cooling methods
  • Proficient in 3D modeling and CAD drawings (SolidWorks)
  • Familiar with FEA software to solve for thermal, stress and fluid dynamics
  • Experience with thermal management and fluid dynamics
  • Thermal design: conduction, natural/forced convection
  • Fan selection


  • Experienced with plumbing and pump selection
  • Experienced in product design from concept to production
  • Experienced in high voltage, high current electronics packaging
  • Working knowledge of scripting (matlab, python) or any other data analysis tools
  • Basic knowledge of electric fundamentals
  • Startup experience preferred. Excited to help establish and define engineering tools

Compensation & Benefits

Mechanical Design Engineer - Power Electronics (P2): $101,000 - $134,000 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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