Fuel Cell Design Lead

We are looking for a talented Metal Plate Technology Lead to join our team specializing in hydrogen fuel cell power systems technology for our # NewPower Business Unit in Mississauga, Ontario.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Responsible for managing the design of the next generation fuel cell metal plate stack and its components and R&D project execution.

  • Analyze technical function requirements and translate into development plan, budget, resource planning, detailed tasks, milestones and deliverables.

  • Prepare funding proposal, work with funding agencies, monitor and report project progress.

  • Oversee product development of the fuel cell stack using phase-gate process.

  • Interface closely with a team of research scientists, engineers, designers, and technicians.

  • Analyze technical function requirements of stack and system and translate those requirements into a plate design and development plan. Work closely with Plate Design Engineer for flowfield design release.

  • Responsible for design calculation of fluid thermodynamic properties include flow rate, temperature and pressure, species composition.

  • Work with modeling group and review CFD and FEA result

  • Communicate with external vendors and customers.

  • Apply for new funding and collaborative R&D projects with universities, institutions and national labratories

  • Manage government sponsored projects


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • University Degree or above in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Industrial Engineering

  • Proven experience of product development and project management in a rigorous and detail-oriented environment in electrochemical engineering, manufacturing, industrial engineering, or automotive industries

  • Experience in product design, prototyping, validation, or industrial research and development.

  • Experience in electrochemical engineering products and fundamentals (fuel cells, water electrolyzers, flow batteries, chlor-alkali membrane electrolyzer) is considered as an asset.

  • Fluency with MS Project or other project managing tools.

  • Knowledge of design and modeling software (Siemens Solid Edge, NX, ANSYS, Python, etc)

  • Experience in electrochemical engineering products and fundamentals is considered as an asset.

  • Solid understanding of fluid thermodynamics, heat transfer, process control