Meet our people

Hear directly from some of our people about the part they play in the development, manufacture and commercialisation of our hydrogen fuel cell products and what it is like to work at Intelligent Energy.

Katherine

Test & Validation Engineer

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"As a female engineer it is great to be working in green technology which can propel the reduction in our carbon footprint."

I joined Intelligent Energy's Test and Validation (T&V) team in July 2018 after graduating from university. From day one it has been a very friendly, yet challenging environment as every project is different, however I believe my openness to new ideas and communication has allowed me to become the successful engineer I have become today. 

In the T&V team, team work and collaboration is so important and encouraged. Knowledge and skills are gained and shared amongst the team as well as across different departments as in order for projects to run smoothly, interdepartmental communication is key.  In T&V, we get involved from the first design concepts through to certified and finished products, enabling us to be a part of the full product journey and suggesting improvements that may benefit the business and the project.

Adam

Business Development Manager

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It’s fantastic to be in a position where I can help to drive the conversation around technology with the potential to put a serious dent in carbon emissions.”

I joined Intelligent Energy in May 2021, at a time when the business was positioning itself to take advantage of some big opportunities. Colleagues from right across the business were involved in realising them, which is a great example of the multi-disciplinary way in which Intelligent Energy works day-to-day.

My focus is on the Materials Handling Equipment market, but I also support clients in other sectors such as motive and stationary power from time to time. My role allows me to engage with partners throughout the hydrogen supply chain and flex my project management skills as much as my sales ones.

Flexibility and agility are key in the Commercial Team at Intelligent Energy. Things can be quite fast paced, but the business does support in reacting quickly to opportunities that present themselves.

Sophie-Jayne

Test & Validation Engineer

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“With no day being the same, I am continuously learning about our fuel cell technology and contributing to the development of our products"

I began working at Intelligent Ene​rgy in August 2020 straight after finishing my degree and have learnt so much in my time with the company. From my first day I have felt supported in my role, encouraged to voice my thoughts, and felt invested in as an employee who is at the start of her professional journey to succeed and progress.

As part of the Test & Validation team, I have been working on our Evaporatively Cooled (EC) fuel cell systems. By running a wide range of different tests, the results can be fed into the design and development of our products to ensure they meet the required specifications. Aside from testing I am involved in analysing and interpreting data, writing test reports and maintain assigned test equipment.

I also enjoy getting involved in the charity events we organise here at IE...who doesn't love a cake sale.

Phil

Assembly & Test Lead

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“The business has a culture and ethos which encourages and supports you to enhance your working knowledge and skills.”

Intelligent Energy is a fast paced and dynamically evolving environment.  The company offers a great working experience, with the opportunity to get involved in diverse projects with high level global partners and businesses from supply chain to customer.

In my role as Assembly and Test Lead, I am involved with the first product prototypes, from design right through the process to assembling and testing a finished product.  I enjoy the team working and interaction between departments to deliver the best product possible to the customer.

I’ve been with Intelligent Energy for ten years and I enjoy the diversity of work and the ability to offer feedback into the process. It is great to be part of a business that has a wealth of talent, leading world class technology and that is working towards providing solutions to solve future energy and environmental challenges for the world.

Sandija

Senior Test & Validation Engineer

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“The opportunity to work on different tasks and projects allows me to learn new skills and work with different people across the business.”

It is great to work in an enjoyable and friendly environment and be part of the team with highly skilled people.  It is also challenging, as every day is different.  I can make suggestions for any improvements that may benefit the business and am able to organise and plan my own workload around the business requirements.

I joined Intelligent Energy in 2009 as an Assembly Technician and have been able to progress, alongside my academic studies, to the role of Senior Test & Validation Engineer.  In this role I’m not only conducting tests and producing reports but I am also involved from the early stage of product development.

I feel that determination and the confidence to take up new challenges are key to being successful at Intelligent Energy.

Kurt

Senior LabVIEW Test Development Engineer

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“There is a real sense of purpose to work for a company like Intelligent Energy.”

It is exciting to work amongst, engineers, scientist and business professionals that are driven and passionate about making a positive contribution to the world around us. Since joining the business in July 2018, I’ve been able to collaborate with many talented colleagues and make progress towards common milestones and goals.

It feels like I am working for a visionary, product focused company, where scientific discovery and engineering innovation is happening.

In my role I develop software defined automated test, measurement and embedded control systems. The projects I work on can range from computer-based sensor logging applications to more advanced control rigs for validation and verification and even development of automated test systems for production test.

The key skills required in my role are for me to be able to fully understand application requirements and manage my development time and projects to meet delivery expectations for my stakeholders. The role often requires good technical troubleshooting, problem-solving and communication skills with a focus on the end user and their needs. In my development approach I apply suitable software design patterns and architectures and creatively engineer solutions.