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Senior Battery EngineerBattery Module Engineering * Berkeley, CA * Full time

Company: Form Energy
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Are you ready to build America's clean energy future with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is an American energy technology and manufacturing company. We are pioneering a new class of iron-air batteries to enable our electric grid to run on renewable, reliable, and affordable energy, every day of the year. Form Energy has been recognized by TIME as "One of the Best Inventions of 2023" for its battery technology and by MIT Technology Review as a "Top Climate Tech Company to Watch". We are making rapid progress on our mission of delivering energy storage for a better world, and are growing just as rapidly to meet demand. Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and continues to expand every day. We have signed contracts with leading electric utilities across the United States. Pilot production of our iron-air batteries has already begun, and later this year, production will take off to high volumes at our new factory in West Virginia. Working for Form Energy is more than just a job, it's a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the company's history to join. We are assembling a team of some of the most talented and motivated individuals across the country. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is determined to deliver on our mission and transform the energy landscape for the better.Feeling energized to make a meaningful impact on the world? Then keep reading - you've come to the right place.

Role DescriptionWe are looking for a Senior Battery Engineer to join our full-scale reactor team and take our product from lab-scale to pilot. This engineer will be responsible for specifying and coordinating experiments to validate electrochemical cell performance at the product scale and address any gaps in performance that exist between lab-scale and full-scale. As an electrochemical expert in the organization, this Sr. Battery Engineer will be a key responsible individual for interpretation of electrochemical performance data and for validating interpretations via battery tear-downs.What you'll do:

  • Specify, execute, and interpret experiments to quantify electrochemical performance, qualify design packages, and bridge the gap between single-cell and module testing
  • Wrangle data from test stands and electrochemical cells to enable data-based decision making and provide regular data updates to technical development team
  • Support electrochemical testing by writing test protocols, troubleshooting and resolving failures, and maintaining cells & modules on test
  • Champion for safety, especially in the development of new laboratory processes and module teardown procedures
  • Lead tear-down efforts of full-scale reactors and design protocols for evaluating battery degradation after testing
  • Work with design team to optimize electrochemical performance of full-scale reactors
  • Collaborate with the Systems Engineering team to evaluate battery performance in an integrated energy storage systemWhat you'll bring:
  • 4+ years experience building and testing electrochemical systems (graduate school time accepted as years of experience)
  • BS or advanced degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration and communication skills within a group of peers and broader organization including remote team members
  • Has deep practical experience with electrochemical science and systems
  • Ability to independently advance experiments from conception through data analysis with a high level of attention to detail
  • Experience with wrangling large datasets required, SQL experience preferred
  • Experience with JMP is a plus#LI-Onsite#LI-AB1Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy's culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here. When it comes to you and your family's health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed. To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.Compensation Range: $143K - $168K

Keywords: Form Energy, Berkeley , Senior Battery EngineerBattery Module Engineering * Berkeley, CA * Full time, Engineering , Berkeley, California

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