Senior R&D Engineer

Heating & Cooling Equipment

Posted on 5/16/2024

Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery

201-500 employees

Designs pressure exchanger technology solutions

Industrial & Manufacturing


San Leandro, CA, USA

Required Skills
Autodesk CFD
  • Master’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in thermal systems/ refrigeration / HVACR / Energy systems or similar field
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Proficiency with commercial CAD packages such as SolidWorks
  • Experience with mechanical design, and/or selection, validation of rotodynamic & reciprocating fluid machines
  • Hands-on experience with assembly, testing and experimentation, sensors/transducers, controls/data acquisition
  • Knowledge of HVACR fundamentals
  • Proficiency in steady state and transient reduced-order, 1D modeling of single phase and multi-phase flows
  • Familiarity with trans-critical refrigeration or heat pump systems using R744 (CO2)
  • Proficiency in multi-phase CFD analysis of rotating equipment using ANSYS CFX/Fluent or Star CCM+
  • Familiarity with design of high pressure mechanical systems, developing manufacturing drawings, GD&T, stack-up analysis, RCA, DFMEA, HAZOP
  • Familiarity with engineering standards such as ASHRAE / AHRI / UL / PED / ASME BPVC / API / ANSI / NFPA
  • Ability to work/lead in a team environment, manage multiple tasks, and be goal oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Lead R&D projects involving fluid machines and thermal system components
  • Participate in the entire development cycle including sizing, engineering analyses, validation test rig development, experimental validation
  • Run detailed thermodynamic analyses to optimize the vapor compression cycle
  • Design components and assemblies, drive the development of detailed engineering drawings
  • Perform stress and deflection analysis, rotor dynamics, and vibration analysis
  • Design prototype and component validation test rigs, integrate sensors, controls, data acquisition hardware/software
  • Develop validation test plans, work closely with testing team to confirm and validate model predictions
  • Work closely with various departments to successfully deliver on projects
  • Provide technical support to business units, manufacturing, project engineering, and marketing teams
  • Other duties & projects as assigned

With a focus on pressure exchanger technology and its application in critical industrial processes like desalination, wastewater treatment, and CO2 refrigeration, this company excels in environmental sustainability. By producing essential products such as low-pressure, high-pressure, and ultra high-pressure PX units, it positions itself as a leader in optimizing industrial efficiencies and environmental stewardship. This commitment to enhancing sustainability practices makes it an ideal workplace for those passionate about pioneering environmentally friendly technologies while contributing to global resource conservation.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding



San Leandro, California



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