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Hydrostor Inc

Associate Engineer

Posted: August 15, 2013

Job Title: Associate Engineer

Company Name: Hydrostor Inc

Position Type: Contract

Location: ON - Metro Toronto

Application Deadline: 2013-08-30

Category: Technical

Position Overview:

About Hydrostor

  • Hydrostor Inc is a venture-backed renewable energy company commercializing an innovative energy store design.
  • Cost-effective, scalable, bulk electrical storage is considered a core component of the 21st century electrical grid. It provides the flexibility to reduce reliance of fossil fuel generation, integrate intermittent renewable generation and optimize transmission infrastructure.
  • Hydrostor’s distinctive patented storage solution uses semi-adiabatic underwater compressed air to store bulk electricity for long durations, at scales of 1 to 50MW and at the lowest costs in their target markets. The system is safe, environmentally friendly and offers the ability to supply truly green energy 24/7.

Role Description:

  • External engineering consultancies lead the detailed design work for each of the project sub-systems; however an internal engineer is required to assess feasibility of certain design alternatives prior to issuing them for further investigation by the external consultancies.
  • Scope of design work includes preliminary engineering of process, thermodynamics, mechanical, marine, civil, renewable energy and electrical disciplines.
  • Individuals with training in all engineering disciplines will be considered.
  • Position will be reporting to Chief Technology Officer.
  • Job will generally be performed in an office environment, but may require travel to and visit a suppliers office, production facility or industrial/construction job site.
  • Opportunity to grow and develop with fast-growing technology company in the emerging energy storage field.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing, testing and evaluating theoretical designs
  • Discussing and solving complex problems with manufacturing departments, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers
  • Initiating discussions with suppliers regarding component specifications and design alternatives
  • Monitoring test results from plant and systems, as well as recommending modifications following test results
  • Using research, analytical, conceptual and planning skills, particularly mathematical modelling and computer-aided design
  • Considering the implications of issues such as cost, safety and schedule constraints
  • Self-motivated and driven to explore conventional and non-conventional alternatives
  • Ability to work independently and operate in a non-structured environment
  • Working with other professionals, within and outside the engineering sector

Qualifications:

  • University engineering or science degree from accredited institution
  • Training in mechanical, process, civil, marine or electrical engineering preferable, but applications from all disciplines will be considered
  • One to five (1-5) years of prior engineering experience
  • Experience with AutoCAD and modeling programs desirable

Location: 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON.

Term: This is a full-time contract position for one (1) year.

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to info@hydrostor.ca.

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