3 months ago

Energy Storage Specialist

Gloucester Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 1135474

Posted on behalf of

Electroflight

A leading technology and engineering services business that designs and manufactures bespoke battery systems for next generation aerospace applications is currently looking to recruit a full time Energy Storage Specialist. this role requires an in-depth knowledge of all areas of ESS design including requirements capture, cell selection; thermal and mechanical pack design and analysis; ESS architecture and trades; design for manufacture and assembly; verification and certification.

The Energy Storage Specialist will:

  • Development of safe, lightweight and high integrity Energy Storage System products from requirements elicitation, concept definition, trade studies, detailed design and analysis, and demonstration prototypes through to initial production.
  • Development of test plans, including Design of Experiments, for Verification & Validation activities and deliver through a combination of in-house testing and use of the external supply chain.
  • Liaise with cell suppliers and customers to determine optimal, commercially viable solutions.
  • Support battery cell selection and characterisation to drive optimised designs and support electro-thermal coupled modelling activities.
  • Support the continuous development of ESS hazards and failure mechanism understanding, in particular thermal runaway.
  • Support various aspects of the design including:- overall product design and provide specialist input to the safety case and certification process
  • Development of advanced BMS algorithms for high integrity status evaluation of SoC and SoH.
  • Stay on top of continuous evolution of the Energy Storage product and supply chain strategy.
  • Lead the continuous development of ESS design tools, methods and best practices.
  • Ensure that all IP is captured, and designs are free from 3rd party IP.
  • Support and contribute to electrical research activities at our University Technology Centres in the UK and associated external research activities in the US,

The successful Energy Storage Specialist will have:

  • Degree educated in a suitable subject/ discipline
  • Understanding of cells, Energy Storage system and wider electrical systems and the underlying technology with experience in cell characterisation and failure modes, battery pack design
  • BMS Experience
  • Writing technical documents such as: design documentation, procurement & test specifications; performance reports; hazard assessments & FMECA's; product safety case etc
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Working towards or achieved Chartered Engineer status.
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