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Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: BHI Energy
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

The Mechanical Design Engineer will be part of leading the design, modeling, engineering, testing, manufacturing and implementation of a battery energy storage container (BESC). This involves working with various engineering teams throughout the product lifecycle to deliver an innovative solution with the lowest levelized cost. This role is also responsible for ensuring the product meets all technical, quality and reliability requirements.Responsibilities:50% Engineering & Design* Responsible for the engineering and design of mechanical, electro-mechanical and thermal management systems of the BESC product* Conduct engineering studies and solve complex problems. Utilize tools, interpret and apply concepts such as, static analyses, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, CFD, FEA, CAE and CAD.* Understand and apply reliability analyses such as failure modes, MTTF, MTTR and useful life.* Assist in various DFM/DFQ/DFR/DFS (Design for Manufacturing / Design for Quality / Design for Reliability / Design for Serviceability) activities for product development.* Work with the cross-functional team to conduct feasibility studies on design.* Verify and validate designs through the use of engineering calculations, simulations, and predictive tools, as well as through lab and field testing. Calculate stack-up tolerances.* Prepare component, product and assembly drawings to support project and product review meetings. Provide project level support drawings and review EPC design packages.* Support project design, permitting, implementation and commissioning efforts.* Support independent engineer evaluation of the product.* Ensure the product meets all safety and reliability requirements.* Contribute to the DFMEA for the product.* Work with the cross functional team, internal/external engineering groups and stakeholders, and prioritize activities based on impact and value to the business. Set achievable milestone timelines while ensuring progress on key and/or critical path items.* Be part of cross-functional brainstorming sessions to identify opportunities for improvement. Identify concepts and designs for future generation of the product.* Investigate alternative designs that improve performance, quality and reliability or that reduce risk and costs.* Serve as the subject matter expert for applicable codes, requirements and standards.* Work with raw materials suppliers to validate their products and ensure compatibility with the rest of the BESC.* Manage product obsolescence and derive solutions to support projects.* Report analysis conclusions to key stakeholders and management. Drive corresponding follow up actions within the organization.25% Product Documentation* Create and/or assist external parties in the product documentation efforts including writing of product requirements and specifications.* Design, build and execute test procedures to validate engineering designs and modeling.* Create and publish installation manuals, product documentation, commissioning procedures, operating & maintenance manuals, emergency response plan, etc.* Create white papers and technical memos to support the broader organization.* Work with consultants to perform fire safety analysis and hazard operability studies.* Update documents periodically with revision control.* Facilitate the release of document updates and coordinate the release with all relevant parties. Provide training on the updated document.* Conduct literature reviews and create technical documentation to support product development.* Manage and approve test reports during design and commissioning of projects.20% Manufacturing & Prototype* Responsible for design specifications and ensuring the manufacturing process meets the specifications.* Lead, write or assist the contract manufacturer in the development of procedures, tests or specifications.* Work with the manufacturing team to ensure quality control on all critical process steps such as laser welding.* Support contract manufacturer to address or solve any engineering concerns including corrective actions and continuous process improvements.* Support the prototype making, functional and safety testing, validation and certification efforts.* Work with external suppliers and manufacturers. Provide necessary technical support for product manufacturing and quality.5% Other duties as assignedSupervision of Others:N/AQualifications: (Degree/Certifications/License/Experience/Specialized Knowledge/Skills)Education/Experience -* BS in mechanical engineering with 5 years of experience, or MS with 3 years of experience, or equivalent practical experience in mechanical systems design, modeling, reliability engineering, failure analysis, systems test engineering, product design or manufacturing.* Strong engineering fundamentals and intuition.* Proven cross functional leadership and collaborative skills.* An ability to prioritize and execute many tasks in parallel. An excellent attention to detail and an ability to produce clear and concise written documents and diagrams.* Excellent oral and written skills.* Experience in photovoltaics and/or energy storage (specifically in design/product development).* Experience with design software such as AutoCAD or CAE and modeling concepts such as FEA and CFD.* Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint.Skills/Knowledge/Abilities -* Highly motivated, creative, self-starter, and good team player.* Must possess the desire and capability to constantly learn and digest advanced concepts in engineering, quality and reliability.* Must be able to work well with cross functional teams.* Must have a strong desire for problem solving and deriving engineering solutions independently.* Must be able to be comfortable and successful in a fast pace, high energy environment.* Must have proven organizational skills with the ability to handle and lead multiple concurrent projects, track progress, and provide updates as necessary.* Ability to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis.* Able to successfully work with contractors, vendors and consultants.Physical Requirements: (physical demands of the job such as lifting, climbing, standing, stooping, etc.)Ability to lift 50lbs.Working Conditions:90% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of various Microsoft software/programs), phones, and general office equipment. 10% of time is spent outside of the office visiting suppliers, contract manufacturers, engineering firms or projects in addition to attending various conferences and meetings.About BHI EnergyBHI Energy is a broad umbrella organization with a complete service offering that covers all facets of Power Generation through the entire Electrical Delivery system. For over 40 years, our diverse services have been focused on multiple end markets, united by our level of service and quality, our unique partnership approach to our customer relationships, and our internal culture of how we interact with and support each other. To learn more about us, go to www.bhienergy.com.BHI Energy provides competitive compensation & benefits, career advancement opportunities and a great work culture!Apply now! BHI Energy?s Talent and Placement Specialists are waiting for your application.BHI Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. BHI Energy is a federal contractor that requests priority referrals of protected veterans. BHI will provide reasonable accommodations for the application process and during employment necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions. If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with BHI Energy, please email ESC@bhienergy.com providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you.

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