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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Salary: Competitive
Location: Hethel, Norwich

You will lead the Mechanical Design of our Battery Energy Storage Systems, working on various strategic programmes from conception to maturity.

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will lead the Mechanical Design of our Battery Energy Storage Systems, working on various strategic programmes from conception to maturity. This will include delivering the mechanical integration into the BESS container of the EV battery packs, HVAC and thermal management systems, power electronics, and all safety systems.

About Us

Connected Energy is leading the way in developing battery energy storage solutions. We are one of only a handful of energy storage companies worldwide that have developed the technology to use second-life electric vehicle batteries as an energy store. Our product is changing how businesses manage their energy and we have systems in operation on commercial sites across the UK and Europe.

With several strategic investors, including Engie, Sumitomo, Macquarie, Volvo Energy, Caterpillar Ventures, and Mercuria the company is scaling up our operations fast and developing a new product range on an industrial scale.

We are in a major period of growth and expanding fast so this is a great time to join us and become part of our exciting journey.

Role Overview

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will lead the Mechanical Design of our Battery Energy Storage Systems, working on various strategic programmes from conception to maturity. This will include delivering the mechanical integration into the BESS container of the EV battery packs, HVAC and thermal management systems, power electronics, and all safety systems.

The role will also mentor two Mechanical Design Engineers to review and validate their work, ensuring deliverables are meant at the right quality level and in due time.

Main Activities / Responsibilities

  • To serve as the senior expert within the Mechanical Design Engineering team, advising, and guiding the wider business whilst constructively challenging and questioning ways of working to positively influence decision making.
  • To design and validate the mechanical integration of second life EV batteries into the BESS.
  • To design and validate the mechanical integration of other sub-systems into the BESS (HVAC, thermal management, power electronics, packaging of the electrical components, safety systems…
  • The development of different concepts, the design, testing and validation of mechanical equipment.
  • Concepting and designing of cooling systems that will maintain the correct ambient temperatures in certain areas of the BESS System.
  • To present visualisation work to engineering team as and when required, answering queries, and taking on board any feedback.
  • To ensure relevant documentation and key evidence is kept in line with Connected Energy’s 9001 ISO Accreditation, meet auditing requirements and ensure Connected Energy can achieve re-accreditation when required.
  • The responsibility for the creation of Mechanical Design logs when concepting designing new equipment.
  • To support the Electrical Team, in the visualisation of key assemblies to ensure seamless integration of mechanical design.
  • To report to members of the Senior Management Team on the practicalities and functionality of various concepts, giving your professional opinion.
  • To ensure value for money when product designing.
  • To provide methods of improving efficiencies and optimising performance for the value of your role, the team, and the wider business.
  • To supervise and mentor the Mechanical Design Engineering Team, providing them with guidance and support in their professional development.

Person Specification

Must demonstrate:

  • MSc or BSc-related degree, plus relevant experience
  • At least 5 years of Mechanical Design Engineering experience
  • Experience with sheet metal, including an understanding of fabricated metal, the machine components and sheet metal manufacturing.
  • Experience with HVAC systems.
  • Relevant Software knowledge (E.g., CAD, Solidworks, inventor or similar), ideally Inventor.
  • Experience with DFMEA, FEA, CFD analysis.
  • Understanding of Electronic Components
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive and problem solver with a can-do attitude.

What We Value

Our values are core to our business and define our company, our people, and how we work. We look for people who share our values.

Here are some of the qualities that we look for in our people:

  • Innovators: you’ll be able to think outside the box, always looking to find the best solution.
  • Ambitious: we think big and look for people who are happy to think independently and use their initiative to help us to become a global leader in our field.
  • Sustainability-minded: you’ll have a passion for making the world a better place with an interest in green technology.
  • Collaborative: you’ll be a team player and willing to establish partnerships within the business and with our partners.
  • Trusted: always acting with integrity, transparency and with respect for others.
  • Adaptable: you’ll also be comfortable with change in a fast-paced environment.

Equal Opportunities

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we do not discriminate based on any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities in an inclusive work environment.

Connected Energy is conscious that some groups of people, especially women, are statistically less likely to apply for a role if they feel they do not fully meet the requirements. If you like what we do, align with our values and think that you can do the job well, regardless of whether you meet 100% of the job requirements, the Connected Energy team would encourage you to apply.

Employee Benefits

As well as the opportunity to be part of a growing, global, clean technology business, our additional benefits include:

A company-matched pension, health care cash plan, income protection, an EV car and bike scheme, share options, and a great environment to work in.

VISA Sponsorship

Connected Energy is happy to consider VISA sponsorship options throughout our recruitment process.

Candidates should make clear their right to work and VISA status upon application to our hiring team.

Apply Now

Email your CV and covering letter quoting the job title in the subject to: cvs@connected-energy.co.uk