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Staff Mechanical Engineer - Power Systems

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Other Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to make molecules to decarbonize our world! Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels.

We are looking for a Staff Mechanical Engineer - Power Systems to work on new power electronics product development. You will work on designing new solutions to support the generation of green hydrogen and execute from prototype to production.

You will work onsite at our San Jose, CA office and you will report to our Mechanical Engineering Manager, Power Electronics.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work on design and analysis of mechanical aspects of a high power electronic product for hydrogen electrolysis. This includes:
  • Architect new product designs
  • Lead the mechanical site layout of power systems ranging from prototype- scale to full-scale plants
  • Lead detailed mechanical design of power bussing and bus interfaces for DC output
  • Lead the power system’s high-level design and architecture together with power systems electrical engineers
  • Collaborate with systems optimization and modeling team to study power system and plant cost tradeoffs and architecture decisions
  • Build electromechanical interface drawings, system diagrams, design reviews, and other internal and external documentation related to this scope of work


  • Masters in Mechanical Engineering plus 10yrs relevant, or BS plus 12yrs relevant experience
  • Knowledge of medium voltage unit design including applicable NFPA, IEEE, UL standards
  • Knowledge of sheet metal, extrusion and welding
  • Mechanical design, Tolerance analysis, structures
  • Familiar with Structural design and FEA software to solve stress and deflection condition
  • Familiar with NEC, NFPA and ASHRAE
  • Proficient in 3D modeling and CAD drawings -Familiar with outdoor rated electronics packaging, corrosion
  • Supplier management and Spec’ing equipment
  • Familiarity with dry-type and liquid-filled transformers, medium voltage breakers, fuses, and switches
  • Kiloamp-level AC and DC bussing systems; bus bars and underground conduit conductors cost modeling


Compensation and Benefits | P5

San Carlos Zone
$168,000$216,000 USD

Actual base salary offered to the hired applicant will be determined based on their work location, level, qualifications, job-related skills, as well as relevant education or training and experience.​

Base salary is just one part of Electric Hydrogen’s total rewards package. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. In addition to the base salary offered, the hired applicant may receive:​

  • an equity grant​
  • time off programs​
  • a $75/month cell phone allowance​
  • a 4% employer 401(k) match​
  • 100% fully paid premiums for employees and their families: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage​
  • a discretionary bonus​

Electric Hydrogen’s benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

COVID-19 vaccination required for all employees and contingent workers, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of vaccination to attend an onsite interview or at their first day of employment.

About Electric Hydrogen

Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world's experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world's top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.

Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all to belong. We are aware that people from historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We are actively working on efforts to change this social norm. If you are excited about this role, we encourage you to apply!