Senior/Principal 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
  • Working with global partners to understand key drivers, requirements and specifications for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems and Solid Oxide Electrolyser Systems
  • Development of system architectures to meet customer product requirements   
  • Designing models, identifying trade-offs and conducting simulations and analysis of systems and components 
  • Produce system functional and conceptual architectures
  • Produce component design and specification documentation
  • Work with designers and suppliers acting as a technical contact
  • Conduct ‘hands on’ verification and validation programs as required
  • Manage and communicate project risk
  • Overseeing verification and validation programs
  • Writing test plans, reports and presenting work to internal and external customers
  • Specifying test plans and analyzing test data
  • Writing reports and presenting work to internal and external customers 
  • Manage IP by tracking IP space, creating new IP and supporting patent process
  • Own the technical content of the design review packs

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • BSc/MSc or BEng/MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or similar
  • Systems background and experience
  • Experience working with SOEC and SOFC desirable
  • Fundamental thermo-fluids knowledge and understanding
  • Fundamental chemical reaction knowledge and understanding
  • Process flow modelling
  • Electrical power 
  • Multi input, output control
  • Experience in developing designs, testing, verification and validation.  
  • Interpretation of test results, with understanding of measurement techniques, data acquisition and analysis.
  • >5 years relevant experience in industry or during PhD.
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards



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:   31 January 2021