About the Role
Parallel Carbon is searching for an enthusiastic and experienced Electrochemist or Electrochemical Engineer motivated to reverse climate change and help us scale our technology. You will lead the development and optimization of the electrochemical component of our technology, working closely with the CTO. The ideal candidate will have expertise in electrochemical processes and characterisation, with a focus in water electrolysis, process scale-up and process automation and/or commercialization. You will play a crucial role in accelerating technology development and Parallel Carbon’s impact. The position is based in Manchester, UK.
Design and build water electrolysers, testing different architectures, electrode materials and operational variables to maximise performance, with a focus on scale-up and commercialization
Develop and implement process control strategies to optimise electrolyser operation and ensure consistent efficiency and quality
Conduct experiments to validate process design and assess the performance using electrochemical characterisation techniques
Prepare technical reports, white papers, and presentations to communicate results and progress to the team and stakeholders
Identify opportunities for innovation and process improvements, including from interviews and literature reviews, to continuously improve Parallel Carbon’s technology. Investigate and analyse new materials, equipment, processes and engineering practices
Develop an intellectual property management plan consistent with business strategy
Maintain the highest standards of safety through effective process design and proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials to prevent potential harm to employees and the environment
Collaborate with multidisciplinary team, including material scientists, process engineers, and other engineers to troubleshoot and resolve process issues
Build and lead a team of engineers dedicated to the development and scale-up of electrochemical processes within Parallel Carbon’s technology
Bring passion to fight climate change, and develop a company culture of inclusive innovation valuing sustainable work
Degree in Electrochemistry, Electrochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field
Minimum of 3 years of experience in water electrolyser design, development, and optimisation
Advanced knowledge and experimental experience on electrode characterization, electro-catalysis, water electrolysis (HER and OER), and electrochemical energy technology development
Strong ability to analyze and solve complex technical problems related to process design, root cause analysis, and optimization
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to present ideas, design specifications, and progress updates. Fluent in written and spoken English.
Experience managing solo and team projects, setting project goals, and ensuring project timelines and budgets are met
Team player with an ability to work in fast paced and ambitious environment
*We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas at this time.