Senior/Principal Modelling and Data Analysis 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 role within the Systems Team will focus on providing customers (internal and external) with access to high quality data relating to product performance.  The data will come either from predictive system models or from analysis of test data.


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
  • Use and development of 0-D and 1-D thermo-fluids modelling of current and future systems along with the specification of test plans to validate the model performance
  • Development and maintenance of data analysis and reporting tool-sets for use with system engineering and product development activities;
  • Support and development of automated processing algorithms to enable the definition and generation of consistent system performance metrics across the business.
  • Develop best-practice processes and tools for the analysis of engineering data, to ensure quality and consistency across the business.
  • Present simulation and analysis results in a clear and consistent manner to enable engagement with engineering data throughout the business.
  • Support the roll-out of the developed tools to other parts of the organisation

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
  • Experience of developing and using software and modelling tools working in a cross functional team, using best practice software engineering practices.
  • Good understanding of programming in a high level language (eg MATLAB /Simulink, Visual Basic, Python, Java,  C/C++) and the associated software life cycle.
  • Experience of Object-orientated programming within MATLAB would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Aware of the use of statistical methods in engineering i.e. Six Sigma type techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Willingness to adapt and tailor working practices to suit the demands of the business
  • Be fast learner of domain knowledge and terminology
  • 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:    28 February 2021