Key Accountabilities

  • Deliver technology improvements (electrochemistry, materials, testing) required to meet project objectives within agreed timescales.
  • Complete background research and create strategies for development.
  • Present technical progress and timing against delivery targets to the technical management and program management office.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

In addition to a high level of professionalism and experience of industry driven projects, working in a multidisciplinary team, the following are required:

  • 5 years’ minimum work experience in a relevant field.
  • PhD in Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Proven record in solid oxide electrolyser technology and/or related technology and product development.
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills.
  • Some experience in understanding techno-economic analysis of new technology applications.

Preferred skills

  • Experience in the development of Solid Oxide Electrolyser Cell technology or related electrochemical applications.
  • Scientific knowledge/understanding of some of the following: high temperature electrolysis (mechanisms, materials, measurement techniques, impedance, modelling).
  • Experience with state-of-the-art electrochemical and materials characterisation techniques.
  • Expertise in 6-sigma/DoE techniques.

Internal & External Relationships

  • Main technical discussion within the cell development team.
  • Close collaboration with the advanced engineering, modelling, manufacturing engineering and cell manufacturing team throughout the development process.
  • Regular progress reporting to the technical management team and program management office.
  • Line management reporting to the Senior Principal Scientist or Director for Fuel Cell Development.
  • Working with external experts to develop knowledge and capability in processes and characterisation methods.




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