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Senior Electrical Engineer, Power Conversion

Company: Form Energy Inc
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Are you ready to build Americas 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, its a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the companys 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 - youve come to the right place.Role DescriptionForm Energy is hiring a Senior Electrical Engineer to design, prototype and verify power conversion components and equipment in our battery power path. In addition to the electromechanical design and prototype work, you will develop verification plans and end-of-line test procedures to ensure a seamless transition from in-house prototypes to factory production. This includes driving the continuous improvement of our validation plans and capabilities, such as development of test fixtures for use in our Power Conversion Lab, Form Factory, or at contract manufacturer facilities.You will showcase your ability to independently organize engineering documentation and requirements needed to interface with our Integration and BMS Electronics teams, as well as what is needed for our Supply Chain to achieve successful vendor engagement. This is an exciting opportunity to move some serious power at a company focused on creating a reliable and fully renewable electric grid year-round!What you'll do:Identify and document requirements for key power conversion system components, as well as the auxiliary and BMS electronics that have mutual interfacesPlan and execute tests that validate basic functionality and characterize performance of in-house prototypes and first-articles provided by vendorsDesign and prototype assemblies and wiring systems that route, control, monitor, disconnect and protect the battery power pathEngage with external vendors and our Supply Chain to source electromechanical components that can meet design requirements at scaleProduce production-quality engineering documentation. This includes descriptive mechanical CAD drawings of panel layouts, busbars and circuit spacings, as well as electrical single- and multi-line drawings, conduit schedules and cable assembliesCoordinate the release of drawings and bills of materials into our PLM databaseEvaluate, propose and implement tools, equipment and protection systems necessary for the efficient, capable and safe operation of our test sites and productScale experience gained from your lab tests to real-world product applications through hands-on opportunities at our first-in-kind field installationsSupport other aspects of the power conversion system design, test and release process and grow as team and product needs evolveWhat you'll bring:Bachelors degree or higher and 5+ years of experience in electrical engineering. Alternatively a PhD, and 2 years of relevant experience in electrical engineeringElectrical system design and test background in a product development environment, specifically for electric power generation, distribution, energy storage, or drivetrainsStrong understanding of circuit fundamentals, AC and DC power systems, and the thermal and mechanical implications of these circuits at high power and high voltageExperience producing electrical and mechanical drawings in AutoCAD Electrical and SolidWorks, either through individual proficiency or through successfully contracting with external firmsExpertise in manipulating DC and AC bench supplies, oscilloscopes, current and voltage probes, power meters, data acquisition, hi-pot and continuity testers and other electronics test equipmentAbility to prototype electrical assemblies, with a focus on producing high quality build instructions to our support team informed by first hand experience and exceptional workmanshipDiscipline around high-voltage (1500 V) and high-current (> 2 kA); experience with NFPA 70E a plusExcellent communication skills, with the ability to explain design decisions, summarize observations, and absorb information and requirements from other teams#LI-Onsite#LI-TR1Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energys 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 familys 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: $128.7K - $168Kby Jobble

Keywords: Form Energy Inc, Berkeley , Senior Electrical Engineer, Power Conversion, Engineering , Berkeley, California

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