3 months ago
Research Engineer Staff / Electrochemical Stack Technology Development / Energy Storage / Cambridge, MA
Job ID: 462488BR Date posted: Nov. 27, City: Cambridge State: MassachusettsProgram: AES
Description:Lockheed Martin Energy Storage is commercializing a new flow battery technology for low-cost, grid-scale energy storage to support renewable energy integration and grid modernization. The flow battery is based on a novel battery chemistry comprising aqueous metal-ligand coordination compounds. We are seeking a Research Engineer to drive the development, testing, and deployment of an innovative electrochemical technology enabling large-scale production of our electrolytes.
The successful candidate will have significant training in electrochemical engineering and electrochemical stack technology development. Experience working in industrial electrochemical technologydevelopment (e.g. chlor-alkali, water electrolysis, fuel cell, flow battery, electrorefining) is required. Experience in scaling cell/ stack design and testing from lab to production scale is highly desired. The individual will work closely with a team of chemists and chemical engineers to scale and refine a proven electrosynthetic concept, and will assume a lead role in implementing this solution at a partner manufacturing facility. The individual must be flexible, able to adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, and able to work independently and as part of a team.
Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position.
The Locale: Cambridge, Massachusetts and the surrounding communities offer an exciting and vibrant place to work and to live. Cambridge is just across the river from Boston and is located in eastern Massachusetts. Cambridge is home to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. Cambridge, is also the birthplace of many startup companies due to the high amount of brain power produced by these schools and also from nearby Tufts University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandies University, Wellesley College, Babson College, and Northeastern University. Nearby communities would include scenic coastal towns such as Swampscott, Salem, and Marblehead. To the west are communities such as Belmont, Brookline, Watertown, Waltham, Lincoln, and Concord. Our Lockheed Martin AES site is located somewhat close to the Alewife Station which is a major MBTA transit hub with access to the Red Line with service to Boston and bus lines with service to surrounding neighborhoods and adjacent communities. If you like living in right in the city, or out in the suburbs, or near the ocean, our location will offer ample choices for you. Where can you get to from Cambridge and Boston? Cape Cod is less than 90 minutes to the southeast. The White Mountains of New Hampshire are 2.5 hours to the north. Providence, RI is about 2 hours to the southwest. Montreal is about 5 hours to the northwest.
• PhD in a physical science discipline or MS in chemical engineering
• 7+ years of experience in industrial electrochemical technology development
• Technical proficiency in electrochemical stack development and testing
• Proficiency in English (written and spoken)
• Detailed knowledge of electrochemical cell components, including mechanism of operation and known failure modes
• Experience in scaling electrochemical technology from lab to production
• Experience with chemical process design and economic modeling
• Demonstrated ability to manage testing assets and junior test staff and/or technicians
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.
As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional Business Unit: ESS0385 MISSILES AND FIRE CONTROL Relocation Available: Possible Career Area: Chemical Engineering Clearance Level: None Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: FLEX9x80A-Friday off in 2nd week w/flex hrs/day Shift: First