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Principal Engineer - Fuel Cells

Engineering and Technology

West Sussex (£) Competitive
permanent Job Ref: 5685


A growing clean technology business is looking to appoint a principal engineer to head up a team of driven, innovative engineers. You will be the technical lead for software & controls engineering projects with the end goal of optimising performance of fuel cell systems.

To be successful you should hold a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD qualification within a relevant scientific or engineering discipline, possess a broad understanding of physical, chemical and engineering principles of fuel cell systems and expertise in high level programming.

Principal Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Line management of Control, Electronics and Software Engineers.
  • Recruitment of new staff, work allocation, coaching and support and ensuring output is of the right quality.
  • Accountable for the technical leadership of control, software and electronics activities.
  • Supervise control, software and electronic design process development.
  • Manage IP

Principal Engineer Requirements:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Broad understanding of physical, chemical and engineering principals of fuel cell systems.
  • Experience of programming in a high-level language (Matlab/Simulink, C, C++).
  • Detailed understanding of interactions between components and operating conditions in SOFCs.
  • Detailed understanding of basic classical control design techniques.
  • Strong project management expertise and delivery focus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Development of system architectures to meet customer product requirements.

Additional skills to include:

  • Define, update and track metrics for team performance.
  • Prototyping and roll out of solutions.
  • Problem solving and fault diagnostics.
  • Planning, scheduling and costing.
  • Work with customers and suppliers.

Competitive Salary + Benefits – 25 Days Holiday – Company Pension Contribution – Life Assurance

Working Hours: 37½ per Week – Flexible

Job Ref: 5685