Mechanical Engineer/Senior R&D Scientist

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: v-51677-1
  • Consultant: Jocelyn Blackham
  • Contact: +1 (617) 692 2948
  • Date Published: 22.05.2024
  • Industry: Environmental
  • Location: Irvine, United States
  • Functional Expertise:

CK Group are recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer/Senior R&D Scientist to join an exciting innovative company, focused on tackling climate change by enabling safe and efficient hydrogen storage. This role will be based at their site based in Irvine, CA.

This position is offered on a permanent basis.

The key requirements for this position is an advanced degree(s) in Mechanical Engineering and experience in product design, prototype development, thermal CFD simulation, COMSOL, heat and mass transfer, mechanical design CAD and structural analysis FEA.


Mechanical Engineer/Senior R&D Scientist Role:

  • Evaluate various hydrogen storage system designs based on adsorbent materials and assist in designing and building prototypes.
  • Perform analytical modeling of fluid flow through porous media, heat transfer and structural analysis to help with storage system design, and work with the testing group to validate model predictions.
  • Independently run various scenarios of hydrogen storage at various pressures, temperatures, tank sizes, thermal insulations and adsorbent media properties.

Key duties will include:

  • Supporting testing team on experimental verifications of predictive capabilities.
  • Supporting prototyping including packaging of adsorbent materials, integration of thermal management systems, pressure containment and hydrogen safety systems.
  • Analyze and generate reports for various design architectures.

In order to be considered for this role, you will be required to have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant Experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of heat and mass transfer, CFD analysis (COMSOL experience is a big plus), CAD industry-best practices and high-pressure and/or liquid hydrogen storage.
  • Ability to meticulously record analysis processes and results and prepare detailed reports.
  • Willingness to undertake tedious modeling work including long-duration runs, troubleshooting and iterative improvements.

This is an exciting position, with an innovative start-up company, offering a competitive salary and great benefits.



It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 51677 in all correspondence.


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