Principal Engineer – Hydrogen

Coventry University
February 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:£54,949 - £68,065
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Principal Engineer – Hydrogen

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Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS)


£54,949 - £68,065 per annum



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Job description

Principal Engineer - Hydrogen

Coventry University - Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems

Coventry University's (CU) Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS) is seeking to recruit a capable and experienced Principal Engineer with a demonstrable track record to provide expertise and technical leadership supporting the delivery of research and development activities in the field of Hydrogen energy and propulsion system technologies.

The centre has recently seen multi-million pound investment in its hydrogen research and development infrastructure, which has established it as one of the UK's leading open centres for development and testing of hydrogen energy technologies including fuel cells and electrolysers. These facilities are supporting a wide range of exciting, collaborative R&D projects with partners from across academia and industry, from small SME start-ups to large, global businesses.

The role will be based at C-ALPS and will primarily be leading on commercially-funded test and development projects, whilst providing engineering support to partners and academic staff undertaking grant-funded research projects (e.g. Innovate UK, HORIZON EUROPE).

The post holder will manage and oversee all stages of technical projects, including engagement with external partners (such as founding global partner FEV), clients and collaborators along with C-ALPS academics and technical staff, proposal development and hands-on, technical delivery of laboratory- based R&D activities.

We are seeking engineers with relevant training and demonstrable practical experience in thermo-mechanical and electrical systems, industrial automation and/or control systems (e.g. LabVIEW based). Prior experience with hydrogen technologies and electro-chemical systems would be advantageous. The position is a non-academic role, but the post holder may be required to support teaching activities from time to time (e.g. laboratory practical exercises).

The successful candidate will become part of C-ALPS' fast-growing, vibrant research group, which brings together a diverse community with expertise in hydrogen technologies, energy storage, power electronics and electric machines. The environment provides significant flexibility and opportunity for personal development for staff with world-class facilities and resources within the Coventry University group and its strategic partners.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include:

  • Hydrogen research lab and fuel cell system test facility with over 2MW of test capacity
  • Li-ion cell manufacturing equipment
  • Battery characterisation lab
  • High voltage and low voltage electronics labs
  • EMC chamber and test equipment
  • Power electronics and e-machines labs
  • The Benefits

    Along with a competitive salary we offer an industry leading Rewards and Benefits package which includes:

  • Excellent Employers Pension Contribution
  • 30 days Annual leave
  • New Holiday Purchase Scheme up to 5 additional days
  • Life Assurance 4Salary
  • BUPA Cash Plan
  • 50% off Tuition Fee's for staff dependants
  • CU Reward Scheme – Discounts across a range of High Street/ Online Retailers
  • Cycle To work scheme
  • New Electric Car Scheme
  • Interested candidates should include a CV and brief summary of accomplishments with their field. For further information about the role contact Dr. Oliver [email protected]

    To view a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification please click here.

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