Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Operability and Modelling Process Engineer



United States
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

We are looking for an Operability and Modelling Process Engineer to develop the transient model and define the operability strategies of our state-of-the-art electro-thermal grid-scale energy storage system. As a member of the Operability and Modelling team, in the Control Systems Engineering organization, you will utilize your process design skills to help deliver a highly automated power plant that will enable increased levels of renewables presence and utilization in electricity grids globally. Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Performing simulations of a state-of-the-art electrothermal grid scale energy storage system
  • Developing of the transient model and optimization of thermodynamic systems
  • Preparing process design deliverables: processes/cycles scheme with simplified description, process narratives, operability requirements for the development of the controls algorithms
  • Participating and contributing to design reviews and safety reviews (Hazid, Hazop, FMEA, etc.)
  • Coordinate with multi-disciplinary team across the Engineering organization for the development of our plant design, from conceptual to detailed.
  • MSc. in Chemical or Mechanical engineering, or related engineering disciplines
  • 10+ years of relevant experience as process or modelling engineer, or related positions
  • Proficient in using Modelica language to develop thermodynamic transient models
  • Proficient in using transient simulation software, such as Dymola (preferred)
  • Have proven experience in process engineering or project engineering coordinating multiple disciplines in the execution of large industrial capital projects.
  • Have experience working in a team involved in design and development of new products.
  • Strong problem-solving, organizational, analytical and root cause skills
  • Have excellent written and verbal communications skills. Fluency in English is essential.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in a fast-moving environment
  • Deep passion for decarbonization of the global electricity grid

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in closed loop thermodynamic cycles, with steam turbines, axial compressors, heat exchangers, and other balance of plant equipment associated with power generation
  • Experience in EPC projects in the power industry will be considered preferential.
  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Wellness Resources
  • Competitive Salary, bonus and equity