Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Electrical Control Engineer

M2X Energy

M2X Energy

Other Engineering
United States
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

M2X Energy is a venture-funded company established by Breakthrough Energy Ventures in 2020. M2X is an end-to-end developer of modular, transportable gas-to-liquids system to economically produce low carbon methanol from stranded methane. M2X’s low carbon methanol can serve as a fuel for the marine sector, as a chemical feedstock, as a precursor to SAF and biodiesel, and as a hydrogen carrier.

The Electrical Controls Engineer will lead development of electrical and controls systems for the automation of an economical gas-to-liquid conversion system utilizing stranded methane sources. In this role, you will lead the development and integration of the electrical systems, including 480V motors/drives, high voltage and low voltage electric circuits, instrumentation, controllers, and enclosures. You will develop control strategies for the on-board PLC controller to enable remote health monitoring and control of the system.

You will be a key member of the rapidly growing M2X technical team during a very exciting time in our company’s history, as we continue development and begin manufacturing and deployment of our commercial system. This rapid development cycle will allow the successful Electrical Controls Engineer to lead many exciting projects and develop innovative solutions to the many challenges encountered. Expectations are that this role will design all future electrical and control system architectures for our commercial unit and collaborate with fabricators and suppliers to build the electrical and controls hardware. This role has significant career growth potential, as the role will continue to grow and evolve with M2X Energy.

The Electrical Controls Engineer must work effectively as part of a team and represent M2X Energy well with partners and customers. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional technical competence and proficiency in controls system fundamentals and application. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for developing new technologies to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines; 3.0 GPA or above.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of electric circuit design and power electronics.
  • Demonstrated experience in design and implementation of control systems.
  • Practical, hands-on experience with electrical systems, including wiring and electrical system hardware installation and troubleshooting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • 3+ years of professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3.5 GPA or above.
  • MS/PhD in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related technical disciplines.
  • Track record of working in a team setting to develop and deliver controls solutions.
  • 5+ years of professional experience.
  • Hands-on instrumentation/control/calibration experience including CAN communication, harness design, and new controller implementation.
  • Experience in design and deployment of electrical and mechanical (mechatronics) systems, including motor drives and other power electronics.
  • Experience with data acquisition and analysis.
  • Experience leading and participating in team settings.
  • Ability to enthusiastically work on novel, complex engineering projects with minimal oversight.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new technologies and tackle new challenges.

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday to Friday

Work Location: On-site in Welcome, North Carolina, on the RCR Racing campus. Welcome is a beautiful rural setting in the piedmont area of North Carolina, with nearby urban areas including Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Charlotte. Occasional travel to M2X locations including Rockledge, FL, and periodic travel to partner and customer locations.

Work Authorization: Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer: At M2X Energy, we are working toward a low-carbon, sustainable future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our global, revolutionary products. M2X Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Clean energy, Carbon mitigation, Climate change, Greenhouse gas emissions, Global warming, Geoengineering, Flaring, Cleantech, Methane, Natural gas, Methanol, Hydrogen, Syngas, Landfill, Biogas.

Contact: Interested candidates should send resumes to kyle@m2x.energy.