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Senior Equipment Engineer

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FuelCell Energy is transforming the world’s energy landscape by delivering clean and efficient solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy.  We thrive on innovation as our fuel cell power plants provide answers to some of the industry’s biggest challenges, such as generating a virtually pollutant-free and affordable supply of electric power within cities, reducing carbon emissions from coal and gas-fired power stations, and producing hydrogen for transportation, industry and utility-scale energy storage.  Our unique mission requires a diverse, energetic and creative workforce, and our shared passion for a cleaner energy future is the foundation of our Company’s culture. We take pride in what we have accomplished and are dedicated to providing innovative solutions that address energy, environmental and economic challenges for power users and communities world-wide.


With SureSource™ installations on three continents and millions of megawatt hours of ultra-clean power produced, FuelCell Energy is a global leader with environmentally responsible power solutions. 


Join our team and contribute to a brighter, cleaner energy future.







We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Equipment Engineer to join the multi-disciplinary Advanced Technology team responsible for designing advanced fuel cell-based systems for both power generation and carbon capture applications.  The Senior Equipment Engineer will be responsible for developing and specifying a broad range of process equipment for fuel cell and fuel cell based carbon capture systems.  Additionally, the Senior Equipment Engineer will be expected to work with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery of equipment.  This position requires flexibility to work on multiple projects in various stages of the design or validation process.


  • Specifies process equipment for advanced fuel cell systems in compliance with international codes and standards, project specifications, and general specifications prevalent in gas applications. Equipment includes: rotating equipment (pumps, blowers, compressors, turbo-expanders), heat exchangers, process vessels, fuel processing system components, reactors, water treatment systems, etc.
  • Works with suppliers to select/develop and qualify equipment designs for fuel cell balance-of-plant systems.
  • Develops detailed designs for custom process equipment utilizing 3-D computer aided design (CAD) software, and analyzes designs utilizing a combination of engineering calculations, computer-aided engineering tools such as CFD and FEA simulations, and/or analyses of testing data.
  • Develops designs for process skids, using CAD software, which incorporate process equipment, piping systems, instrumentation, and electrical enclosures.
  • Manages equipment fabrication and delivery process to ensure delivery of high-quality equipment in accordance with the project schedule. This includes periodically visiting vendor’s production facilities to inspect product workmanship and witness equipment performance or other acceptance tests.
  • Creates and/or updates Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) for novel processes.
  • Specifies and selects process instrumentation, including valves.
  • Ensures that systems are developed in accordance with best safety practices. This includes participating in Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP) reviews.
  • Supports system fabrication, installation, and commissioning activities when needed to ensure proper system operation.
  • Prepares technical reports and presentations to communicate designs/results to internal and external stakeholders, and assists with writing project proposals.
  • Occasionally delivers formal presentations at industry conferences or technical meetings.
  • Performs other tasks and projects as required.
  • Domestic and International Travel Required: 5 - 15%





Education:  B.S. or M.S. in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering


Experience:  Requires a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in process equipment engineering role.



Required Experience and Characteristics:


  • Knowledgeable in specification, selection, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of process equipment as listed above.
  • Strong 3-D CAD modeling skills. Experience with Solidworks, Autocad Inventor, or similar programs is desired.
  • Experience with developing custom process equipment is desired.
  • Experience with Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools, such as FEA and CFD analysis, is desired.
  • Ability to read and edit P&IDs and vendor fabrication drawings.
  • Experience in reviewing process equipment vendor quality procedures/programs.
  • Knowledge of major industry Codes and Standards (e.g., ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel, Piping Codes, etc.).
  • Knowledgeable in appropriate materials selection for a variety of process environments. Experience with materials selection for high-temperature and cryogenic processes is desired.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical design fundamentals, chemical engineering processes, fluid and mass transport phenomena, and thermodynamics.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to work effectively and openly with others, both internally and externally.
  • Good presentation skills to effectively communicate ideas and scientific findings.
  • Team player who works willingly with others and keeps a positive, goal-focused outlook when tackling challenging, time-sensitive engineering problems.
  • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly shift gears into multi-disciplinary roles based on current project requirements.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a valid passport and travel internationally without restrictions is required.


Working Environment/Working Conditions:


  • Desk work using a computer.
  • This position is located indoors and requires the ability to move between separated rooms within the same building.
  • Occasional travel via car and/or commercial airlines.
  • Occasional work outdoors in a power plant environment during commissioning activities.



Equal Opportunity Employer - Vet/Disability


We offer a competitive compensation package as well as comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, company-paid life/disability insurance, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan and generous paid leave.


Employment with FCE is subject to pre-employment drug-screen and background investigation.


No agency submissions please. Resumes submitted to any FuelCell Energy employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the FuelCell Energy Recruiting team for this position will become the property of FuelCell Energy and no agency fees will be paid.


FuelCell Energy, Inc. is committed to ensuring that its application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all U.S. job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.


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