SENIOR PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

We’re looking for an exceptional engineer with experience in thermochemical analysis/design and membrane and separation systems to lead the process design of our cooling technology. Through modeling, experimentation, and analysis, you will establish our system’s top level and subsystem specifications and operating conditions and support its mechanical design. You will also conduct sensitivity studies to define our system’s optimal performance characteristics and cost metrics.

LOCATION

Somerville, MA

EMPLOYMENY TYPE

Full-time

What You’ll Do

  • Build computational models of the thermochemical cycle to determine thermodynamic state points as well as projected heat and mass transport for different versions of the technology
     

  • Design and build component, subsystem, and system level experiments to validate the technology, understand its performance, and recommend improvements

  • Establish system, subsystem, and critical assembly specifications
     

  • Support the mechanical design team’s efforts to relate physical design parameter decisions to process design variables and performance and to test/troubleshoot/optimize the system

Who You Are

  • You are passionate about sustainability and boundlessly innovative
     

  • You value early, honest, and frequent two-way communications
     

  • You are kind and courteous to others

  • You have the initiative, confidence, and self-motivation to recognize problems/opportunities and suggest or take measures to mitigate/exploit them
     

  • You are rigorous, have a deep understanding of relevant technical concepts, and are creative, resourceful, and curious.

What You’ll Bring

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, or related field
     

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in membrane systems, electrolyte chemistry, thermodynamic cycle development, and/or efficient heating and cooling systems
     

  • Ability to work onsite at Greentown Labs, Somerville, MA for 3-5 days per week
     

  • Expertise in liquid desiccants or electrolyte chemistry

  • Expertise in separation or desalination systems, particularly membrane-based systems
     

  • Experience in modeling novel thermochemical systems and cycles
     

  • Experience with MATLAB, Aspen, OLI Chemistry, or other chemical process simulator software
     

  • Hands-on lab experience with desiccant or similar systems
     

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Who You Get

  • The experience of becoming one of a startup’s earliest employees and of being a key player in driving its growth and development
     

  • An opportunity to help define and develop an innovative, high-tech cooling technology with the potential for making a significant impact

  • A competitive salary and equity grant commensurate with an early-stage employee
     

  • A clean, happy planet to live on

Diversity does not just benefit society but promotes a vibrant business environment. Creativity and scientific discovery are enhanced by a diverse team with different ways of thinking, backgrounds, and personal stories. We therefore seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.