Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Staff Electromechanical Engineer

Form Energy

Form Energy

Other Engineering
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.

Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow?

Role Description

Form Energy is hiring a Staff Electromechanical Engineer in our Somerville, MA, facility to join our Test Infrastructure Team. This role will contribute to defining the system-level architecture, detailed controls, and electrical design of test infrastructure at Form Energy.

Reporting to the Manager of Test Infrastructure, this role will be integral to proving our sub-scale and full-scale cells and battery module performance. You will contribute to developing and deploying novel, state-of-the-art test equipment, contributing towards the hardware and software development of our test capabilities, and providing technical mentorship to a growing team. We are a hands-on team who all love diving into challenging problems like test troubleshooting and solving these problems for future tests. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of scaling our multi-day energy storage system and contributing to a sustainable future! Relocation assistance is available.

What you'll do:

  • Own the electrical and electromechanical design of Form’s test stands, including power distribution design, harnessing, safety and interlocks, and data collection

  • Design and develop electromechanical and electrical systems in support of test stand safety, improvements, and simplification

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship within a multidisciplinary engineering team, fostering the growth and problem-solving skills across team members

  • Work with internal and external teams to bring your designs to fruition

  • Engage with stakeholders to align on test stand requirements

  • Troubleshoot and root-cause test setups for battery modules and cells

What you'll bring:

  • A degree in Electrical/Mechatronics Engineering or a related field; bachelor's with 7+ years, or master's with 3+ years of relevant experience developing medium to high volume electrical/automation equipment

  • Proven experience with electrical and mechanical design and proficiency in CAD (SolidWorks, NX, etc.)

  • Experience with scripted programming languages like Python for instrument control and/or data analysis

  • Experience working with data acquisition systems (Keysight, National Instruments, etc.)

  • Familiarity with PLCs/HMIs

  • Knowledge of designing electrical test setups to both minimize resources for setup and maximize the length of the test without interruption

  • Leadership, the ability to mentor, and well-developed communication, collaboration, and engagement skills working with a variety of teams and stakeholders

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment



Humanity 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.