Senior Hydrogen Engineer

San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Full Time
Infrastructure
Experienced

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Our focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2023. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on tightly integrating H2 Fuel Cell power systems and storage, along with electric drivetrain components, to deliver a unified solution that is both environmentally friendly and economically superior to traditional aircraft drivetrain solutions.

Key engineering role working within the infrastructure team.  Working closely with the product delivery, project management and the aircraft hydrogen teams, this role needs strong creative engineering skills, project management, team leadership and organisation to manage a thriving and growing set of complex programmes in Liquid Hydrogen, gaseous hydrogen and conversion technologies. Project sizes may be small today but are complex and we expect them to grow in the next 12-24 months to  multi-stakeholder projects that will eventually scale to multiple million dollar investments. The role will cover US, Uk and EU opportunities initially

Skills

  • Mastery of process, gas, rotating equipment, maintenance/reliability or power engineering–preferably operational exposure to a number of disciplines leading now to design integration roles
  • Customer facing: ability to engage with the local market, specialists in materials, thermodynamics, turbomachinery pressure equipment etc and integrate as needed into projects
  • Hands-on approach with the ability to scale the team going forward: comfort with design, thermodynamic and CFD packages.
  • Expertise in how to self start and self direct technical progamme developments, 
  • Expertise in process safety
  • Mastery around Front end engineering
  • Comfortable with gas processes, H2 a bonus

Background

  • Engineering; science/engineering/economics degrees preferred; further qualifications a bonus
  • Innovation, growth hacking project development experience within process industries, industrial gas companies, ,Hardtech, Automotive (CNG/H2),  EPCM, O&G all strong
  • Capital project delivery a bonus
  • Quantifiable Experience of delivery under pressure, range of roles spanning gas technologies, operations (e.g. refining) and engineering is necessary
  • Top tier companies/start ups track record with the desire to build something in a nimble but disciplined fashion.
  • LH2 experience a definite bonus; ability to come up the curve onH2 codes, standards etc a must. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and visually necessary

 

Diversity and inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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