Principal Mechanical Engineer, Energy Storage Lead

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Principal Mechanical Engineer | Carbon America | Arvada, CO

Job Overview:
The Principal Engineer directs project teams to design, build, and test products and is responsible for the technical rigor of their projects and ensuring they stay on track. The Principal Engineer is also responsible for assisting with engineering efforts in business development. This is a management role and reports to the CTO.

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • BS with 8 years of experience, MS with 6 years of experience, or PhD with 4 years of experience is required
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience managing engineering teams is required
  • Professional Licensure is a plus but not required
  • Experience with thermal energy storage technologies, for example tube-in-concrete, packed bed, molten salt, or falling sand is strongly preferred
  • Experience managing government or NGO projects is a plus but not required
  • Energy sector knowledge strongly preferred, power plant knowledge a plus
  • Experience working on R&D pilot projects is a plus

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead technical development for assigned team
  • Ensuring the project’s compliance with applicable codes, practices, policies, performance standards, and specifications
  • Create and maintain concise technical documentation
  • Direct tasking priorities for project team
  • Work with CTO to create technical development plans, and lead execution of those plans
  • Lead techno-economic analysis of energy storage systems
  • Perform a variety of engineering tasks including design, analysis, material selection, building, testing and validation
  • Work with Chief Engineer to select appropriate methods of analytical modeling/analysis for your team to use
  • Mentor more junior engineers, managing assignments of team members to their specific project

General Requirements:

  • Full time, salaried exempt employee
  • Maintains a standard schedule of 40+ hours per week
  • Travel to meetings and conferences may be required

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary range for this position is competitive
  • Benefits include
  • a monthly stipend to be applied toward medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k employer contributions and matching
  • Paid time off
  • Company ownership options
  • Flexible schedule
  • Other company policies

At Carbon America we believe that when you put the common good over personal gain you make the world a better place. We work together in alignment with our company’s values to find solutions to climate change.

Carbon America is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $104,000.00 – $129,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Our office is following local and state regulations about COVID. We currently have a majority of our workforce working remotely, with 50% capacity available in the office.


  • Management: 2 years (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Arvada, CO 80002 (Required)

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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