Senior/Principal Model Based Systems Engineer

Purpose of the Job:

Ceres is a world leader in Fuel Cell technology. The SteelCell™ at the core of our business is unique in terms of robustness and cost compared to traditional SOFC and SOEC.  Partnerships with Bosch, Weichai Power, Doosan, Honda and Miura have contributed to Ceres becoming a rare high growth British tech company in SOFC sector. The focus of the Systems team is to enable the development power generation systems and electroyser systems based on the SteelCell™, by co-operating with suppliers, OEM partners, and other functions within Ceres.

This engineer will optimize the system design and exploit opportunities to maximize system performance whilst creating value for Ceres’ IP portfolio.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Technical Leadership of projects and work packages, including leading a team of experienced engineers
  • Work with global partners to understand key drivers, requirements and specifications for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems and Solid Oxide Electrolyser Systems
  • Development of system functional and conceptual architectures to meet customer product requirements
  • Engage with discipline leads, senior engineers and project management to manage requirements, interfaces and V&V.
  • Facilitate the use of risk mitigation tools such as FMEAs to track and communicate project risk
  • Develop and oversee V&V plans for systems and subsystems.
  • Manage and communicate project risk
  • Manage IP by tracking IP space, creating new IP and supporting patent process
  • Own the technical content of the design review packs
  • Provide company-wide tool support for requirements management and MBSE tools
  • Ensure Systems Engineering processes are implemented, maintained and improved in accordance with organisational needs.
  • Set up and maintain systems/requirements databases and models.
  • Development and training of staff in the application of systems engineering processes and procedures.
  • Provide plans and estimates for systems engineering activities, tailored to the needs of each project.


Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • BSc/MSc or BEng/MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or similar
  • Systems background and experience
  • Experience in defining and modelling requirements and system architectures
  • Experience using a commercial requirements management tool (e.g. Cognition Cockpit, DOORS) and/or SysML tool (e.g. Enterprise Architect)
  • Experience working with SOEC and SOFC
  • Fundamental thermo-fluids knowledge and understanding
  • Willingness to adapt and tailor working practices to suit the demands of the business
  • Experience of development testing, verification and validation. 
  • > 5 years relevant experience in industry or during PhD.
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards chartership


Applications from candidates who are also fluent in Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese or German are welcome, as well as from those who have experience of working or living within these countries and cultures.


Applications from candidates outside the UK will be considered.  However, all offers of employment will be subject to meeting UK Right to Work legislation.


Closing date for applications:    28 March 2021