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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 Process 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 Process Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of process design, with a focus on test development and execution.  This position requires flexibility to work on multiple projects, covering a range of systems and technologies, in various stages of the design or validation process.


  • Develops Heat and Material Balances (H&MBs) using process simulation software tools.
  • Creates and/or updates Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Specifies process equipment (including water treatment systems, pumps, heat exchangers, gas blowers, and reactors) in compliance with international codes and standards, project specifications, and general specifications prevalent in gas applications.
  • Works with suppliers to select and qualify equipment/designs for fuel cell balance-of-plant systems.
  • Designs and analyzes piping systems in accordance with process design requirements and industry standards.
  • Specifies and selects process instrumentation, including valves and transmitters/sensors.
  • 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 for both in-house and fielded systems.
  • Develops test plans for bench-scale system tests.
  • Operates test facilities in accordance with test plans, analyses results, and generates test reports.
  • Prepares presentations and reports to communicate designs to key internal stakeholders.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Domestic and occasional International travel required: 15%


Education:   BS/MS in Chemical Engineering


Experience:   2 plus years of relevant industrial experience


Required Experience and Characteristics:

  • Strong understanding of chemical engineering processes, chemical process control, chemical reactions, and thermodynamics. Knowledge and experience of electrochemistry or fuel cells/batteries is a plus.
  • Familiar with the following process engineering disciplines: process simulations, equipment sizing and costing, PFDs, P&IDs, process controls, safety and risk analysis.  
  • Experience with chemical process simulation software (e.g. Aspen, CHEMCAD) is desired.
  • Experience developing and operating pilot, bench, or lab-scale testing facilities is desired.
  • Experience with troubleshooting mechanical and electrical components highly desired.
  • Experience in an R&D environment is a plus.
  • 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 restriction 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.
  • Periodic travel via car and/or commercial airlines.
  • Periodic 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.


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