Senior Research Engineer
Function: Research & Product Development

Key details

  • Category: Fuel Cell and Stack
  • Based at: Loughborough, UK
  • Line manager: Head of Fuel Cell Research & Development
  • Posted on: Thu 27 August, 2020
  • Closing date: 5pm on Sat 10 October, 2020

About the role

Working as part of the Fuel Cell Research & Development team, you will conduct research into our class-leading fuel cell technology, both new and existing.  You will be responsible for developing innovative solutions, which feed into commercial products for use in applications ranging from stationary power to automotive and UAVs.

You will plan and deliver work programmes to achieve stack research targets, designing and managing tests, analysing technical data and generating reports.  You will work closely with the Product Development team to ensure research findings are effectively fed into product designs.

You will contribute to longer term research strategy and be responsible to writing and reviewing risk assessments and safe systems of work.  You will lead, coach and mentor less experienced colleagues.

About you

You will hold a Batchelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline.  A relevant post graduate qualification is desirable.

You will have significant experience within an industrial PEM fuel cell research environment. You will be able to demonstrate depth of experience in electrochemistry and electrochemical methods as applied to PEM fuel cells, e.g. electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, catalyst surface area characterisation, electrochemical modelling.  You will have demonstrable experience with software such as Matlab, LabView and Visual Basic.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are vital, as is the ability to analyse data and write reports.  It is key to us that you have a commercial mindset and the ability to work with a flexible and solutions focused approach, in an agile and fast paced environment.  You must also be able to work collaboratively with a cross-functional team alongside both technical and non-technical colleagues. 

What we offer

At Intelligent Energy we offer the opportunity to work in a great team, with our world leading technology and cutting-edge products. 

The salary on offer for this position is in the range of £32,000 - £42,999 based on skills and experience.

We offer a range of benefits, including:

-      Salary sacrifice pension scheme with 4% employee and employer contribution

-      Private healthcare

-      Life cover

-      25 days holiday per year plus public holidays with flexibility to buy or sell holidays each year

-      Exclusive discounts at a wide range of high-street and online retailers

-      Cycle to work scheme

-      Company paid seasonal flu vaccinations

-      Free on-site parking

-      Free tea and coffee

We offer opportunities for learning, development and ongoing professional development. Our Exceptional Contribution Award and Peer-to-Peer Recognition schemes recognise and reward outstanding contributions of individuals and teams. 

How to apply

To apply please email the following to stating the job title in the subject line:

  • A full CV and cover letter 
  • Details of your current notice period
  • Current remuneration details
  • Confirmation of your eligibility to work in the UK

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.