Lead Fuel Cell System Engineer Remote

Phoenix, Arizona


You’re passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special. You want to own your space, but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects. The pace doesn’t scare you; it excites you. Quality and integrity matter to you.

We feel exactly the same way. Drive Forward. Introduce yourself to us and let’s start a conversation. This will be a full-time position based in Phoenix, AZ or with an option for remote work in specific states.

The Lead Engineer Fuel Cell System will be a self-starter willing to push the envelope of innovation, system performance and cost reduction in order to meet the company targets. You will be a team player who considers how their work impacts others and treats the company and its resources as their own.

You will:
  • Own the fuel cell system requirements
  • Own the subsystem requirements for Air, H2, and cooling loops
  • Own the fuel cell system software functional requirements
  • Manage technical design and development activities
  • Support development of the fuel cell system DVP
  • Support the requirements development of the intake and exhaust system requirements and DVP
  • Collaborate with program management, manufacturing, design & development teams, purchasing, and partners to ensure on time sign-offs at program milestones and engineering gateways
  • Support efficient issue/risk identification, communication, tracking, and resolution
  • Company subject matter expert for fuel cell systems and integration
You Have:
  • Years of relevant experience 5+
  • Experience in a PEM fuel cell system engineering role
  • Experience in PEM fuel cell in automotive applications regulatory requirements for U.S. and EU
  • Experience in requirements management
  • Experience with functional safety and HARA
  • Solid understanding of system/component design/development processes
  • Solid communication and time management skills
Preferred Experience:
  • Years of experience 8+
  • Experience in Fuel cell system modeling with GT Suite or similar
  • Experience leading and coaching more junior engineers
  • Experience with Simulink/MATLAB
  • Experience with PEM fuel cell calibration
  • Experience with PEM fuel cell system testing
  • Experience with PEM fuel cell vehicle testing
  • Experience with PEM fuel BOP components
  • Experience bringing new technology from concept to production
  • Experience fuel cell system demonstration fleet operation and service
  • Experience with automotive VDP processes
  • Experience with Class 8 Trucks
Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.


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