Staff Electrical Engineer

about 1 year ago
Full time role
Berkeley, CA, US... more
Berkeley, CA, US... more

Job Description

Twelve is a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We are a team of scientists, engineers and problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally shift the way the world addresses climate change and lead the transition to a fossil free future with our carbon transformation technology.

Job Brief

Twelve is seeking a Staff Electrical Engineer to join our Engineering Team. You will work with a small, agile team to contribute in multiple areas of the organization. Not only will you work on first of a kind chemical processing systems, but your work will also enable cutting edge research here at Twelve. In addition, you will commission, maintain, and troubleshoot existing process systems. In this role, you will work with multidisciplinary engineering teams, research groups and electrochemistry teams at Twelve.

This is a full time role based in Berkeley, CA.

What you’ll do

  • Lead and develop Twelve’s center of excellence around R&D instrumentation, PLC systems, electrical panels, and overall electrochemical system design
  • Work with process, mechanical, and controls engineers on control system design for R&D chemical processing skids utilizing medium and low voltage systems
  • Create standards for safe electrical design, Class/Div requirements, NFPA and NEC regulations, grounding/bonding, gas/life safety systems etc. across the organization
  • Review and approve electrical equipment data sheets, load lists, I/O lists, cause and effect tables, P&IDs, rectifier and other electrical equipment specifications, and detailed design engineering documents produced by EPCs and in-house engineers
  • Participate in safety studies, such as arc flash and HAZOP studies
  • Provide support to on-site electrical construction teams and assist with plant start-up and commissioning
  • Develop scale up plans and full, accurate documentation packages for new and existing systems to enable rapid modifications and future manufacturability
  • Participate in hazard reviews, operability reviews, and ensure system reliability for multiple platforms

Who you are

  • You have hands-on experience designing and building complex low voltage (<480VAC) industrial electrical systems and/or scientific equipment from scratch
  • Familiarity with electrochemical systems like fuel cells, batteries, electrolyzers, etc. and relevant characterization equipment
  • Background in instrumentation, electrical panels, PLC systems, automation and controls, firmware, and communication protocols
  • Knowledge of electrical safety requirements pertaining to toxic and flammable gasses (e.g. classified environments)
  • Understanding of NEC, NFPA, IEC, NEMA, ANSI, IEEE, UL, CSA, CE and BS standards
  • Experience with data acquisition systems and associated software
  • Strong desire and curiosity to learn new things
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment

Twelve Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid sick days and vacation
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment

At Twelve, it's important each employee is compensated competitively and fairly. In alignment with state legal requirements, Twelve conducts exhaustive research to understand compensation markets. A range for the included position is listed below. Be advised, actual offer details are determined by job category, job location, and candidate skill level. 
Wage Range: $120,000 - $180,000
Please note that some pay bands may have wide ranges of compensation to accommodate candidate's diverse sets of skill levels.

We believe that the unique contributions of each individual is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.


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