R&D Mechanical Engineer - Multiple Levels

Arvada, CO, USA
about 1 month ago
Full time role


We are a passionate, hard-working, dedicated, and quick-moving team that are driven by the mission to save the planet. We ...

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Job Description

Will consider applicants at multiple experience levels.

Who we are:

We are a passionate, hard-working, dedicated, and quick-moving team that are driven by the mission to save the planet. We believe we can make a difference in the battle against climate change by leading the carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) industry and expanding our like-minded team to help do just that.


Carbon America is the first vertically integrated company in the industry – a one-stop-shop of engineers, project managers, developers, and financiers focused on capturing more CO2 in shorter amounts of time and at lower costs.


As a start-up company, there are a few key attributes that all Carbon America employees possess. We are creative problem-solvers, we wear many hats, we are agile, and we work as a championship team. It is important that every new member connects to our vision, mission, and values as a company. Join our team - we are leading the CCS space in making climate change history™!

Job Overview:

The R&D Mechanical Engineer will have knowledge of designing static process equipment, to include piping, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, and valves. The R&D Mechanical Engineer is responsible for selecting, designing, optimizing, costing, and sizing sub-system components for Carbon America’s technologies. The engineer will also provide support in the fabrication and testing of new process equipment designs.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


·       3+ years of experience in mechanical engineering or related field (6+ for Principal)

·       CAD (e.g. SolidWorks, AutoCAD) expertise

·       Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and practices

·       Mastery of basic/fundamental mechanical calculations

·       Experience using Codes/Standards in mechanical design, such as ASME BPVC, B31.1, B31.3, B16.5, and B16.47, TEMA, API, PIP, NACE

·       Excellent communication skills, including active listening skills

·       Excellent organizational skills and ability to track lots of disparate details

·       B.S. in Engineering (e.g. Mechanical, Chemical, Materials preferred)




·       M.S./M.E. or Ph.D. in Engineering (e.g. Mechanical, Chemical, Materials)

·       Experience in one or more of the following:

o   Designing static process equipment, preferably heat exchangers and pressure vessels

o   Designing process plant piping systems (e.g., materials selection, wall thickness calculations, routing, stress analysis and support, valve specification, etc.)

·       Cost estimating for fabrication and/or construction

·       Experience using HTRI, Compress, and/or PVElite

·       Experience performing structural and heat transfer FEA

·       Experience in metal fabrication

·       Expertise in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics

·       Experience with industrial or power plant system designs; cryogenic systems a plus

·       Knowledge of energy-sector and carbon-capture

·       Professional licensure



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design static process equipment and interconnecting piping for various applications, at various scales to include but not limited to:
    • Evaluate and select appropriate equipment that meets system/process needs
    • Design process skids, equipment and piping arrangement
    • Invent new system components based on analysis tools and results  
    • Optimize process equipment design from a techno-economic perspective and data from test and pilot-scale systems
  • Identify and propose solutions to key technical risks  
  • Create CAD models and drawings of equipment 
  • Assist in designing, running, and validating hardware experiments  
  • Create detailed cost models for equipment from a bottoms-up approach
  • Make use of and apply general knowledge of various engineering disciplines to communicate with technical personnel from multiple skill areas and functions to evaluate technical information and issues
  • Prepare reports and presentations to effectively communicate findings for use in guiding R&D and business strategies
  • Work in a highly dynamic environment and be flexible to manage and execute multiple projects in parallel

General Requirements and Job Details:

  • Must be able to work at a computer for at least eight hours per day
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • This position is based out of our Arvada, Colorado offices
  • This is a Monday through Friday, Full-Time, Exempt position
  • The salary for this role is dependent on the level of the candidate. A senior-level position will have a salary range of $80,000 - $110,000.
  • Benefits include:
    • 401(k) + 401(k) matching
    • Life AD&D insurance
    • Optional Accident insurance
    • Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance plans
    • Paid time off + Paid holidays
    • Company ownership options

At Carbon America, we believe that when you put the common good over personal gain you make the world a better place. We work together in alignment with our company’s values to find solutions to climate change.

Carbon America is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We are a passionate, hard-working, dedicated, and quick-moving team that are driven by the mission to save the planet. We ...

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