Full-Time

Superconducting Systems Engineer

Posted on 5/9/2024

Veir

Veir

11-50 employees

Develops superconductor-based high-efficiency transmission lines

Hardware
Energy

Mid

Burlington, MA, USA

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or physics with at least 3 years of engineering experience working with high-temperature superconducting tapes and/or systems
  • Demonstrated creativity and experience in testing of HTS systems (cables, magnets, generators, etc.)
  • Strong experimental background evaluating the performance of systems utilizing high-temperature superconducting tapes
  • Hands-on experience in electrical characterization of high current conductors and/or cables
  • Experience with integrating high accuracy sensors and data collection systems with cryogenic testbeds
  • Experience interpreting experimental results and correlating results with model predictions
  • Experience using laboratory automation and data collection systems (e.g. LabView)
Responsibilities
  • Provide engineering expertise in high-temperature superconducting cables for power transmission applications
  • Lead the iterative design, build, and testing of low-loss AC and DC power cables and associated testbeds and instrumentation
  • Lead the review, interpretation, and visualization of experimental data; use data to validate and improve designs and strategically plan subsequent prototype design iterations and experimental campaigns
  • Provide experimental input in the development and utilization of engineering analysis techniques, models, and simulation tools to design and continuously improve the performance, reliability, lifetime, and cost of VEIR’s HTS-based power transmission cables and related subsystems
  • Provide experimental expertise in lab activity within the Superconducting Systems Team
  • Mentor junior engineers; contribute to building high-performance team culture and work processes
  • Evaluate HTS material from vendors and develop methods for material characterization and acceptance
  • Collaborate with the broader VEIR team to integrate HTS cable and cable accessory designs with broader VEIR engineering and product development efforts, including thermal and high voltage system designs
  • Identify, evaluate, negotiate, and liaise with subcomponent suppliers, academic collaborators, external consultants
  • Participate in documenting innovations and filing patent applications for key VEIR innovations

VEIR is developing High Temperature Superconductor (HTS)-based transmission lines with an evaporative cooling architecture that delivers 20 times the cooling power per kilogram of coolant flow compared to conventional approaches, enabling reliable, low loss, cost-effective HTS-based transmission over long distances in narrow rights-of-way, connecting the lowest cost renewable power to where it’s needed.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding

$40.8M

Headquarters

Woburn, Massachusetts

Founded

2019

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

11%

1 year growth

113%

2 year growth

188%