Senior Engineer / Engineer

Full Time
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Context for the role

  • Superdielectrics Limited set out in 2013 to develop biocompatible, electrically conducting hydrophilic polymers which had the potential to be used in Bioelectronics.
  • During their research and development programme, they noted that their materials exhibited very unusual electrical properties.
  • These outstanding electrochemical properties could be exploited in the development of high energy density supercapacitors and batteries.
  • The company’s goal is to develop high energy density, low cost, low environmental impact electrical energy storage devices that will help create a clean and sustainable global energy and transportation system.


Objective of role

This role would suit a chemical / mechanical engineer who is interested in applying engineering principles to scale processes and create a new energy storage system.

The Senior Engineer / Engineer role will:

  • Lead testing work on new energy storage system prototypes, analyse the resulting data and provide feedback into the mechanical engineer.
  • Develop an understanding of core principles of our current energy storage technology and create experiments to look for improvements, such as trialing new materials, form factors or concept designs.
  • Develop a pilot line manufacturing process for new prototypes and test for repeatability.
  • Be part of the scale-up process, utilizing new processes or materials from research and testing them in larger cell formats, analysing performance and feeding back into the research team.


Key Activities & Responsibilities

  • Provide development expertise within a multi-disciplinary development team.
  • Liaise with, and effectively support, Research scientists engaged in polymer and electrochemistry research.
  • Contributing to various R&D programs across the company.
  • Contributing to and supporting the Chesterford Research Park HSE culture.


Key Relationships & Interfaces


  • Head of Prototype Development
  • Director of Research and Development
  • Research Group Leader and wider Research Team
  • CEO
  • Management team and colleagues


  • Suppliers
  • Other external influencers as appropriate


Person Specification

  • Engineering, Bachelors or Masters degree essential, such as chemical, mechanical or electro-mechanical engineering.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a relevant R&D environment.
  • Demonstratable hands-on engineering skillset coupled with a technical capability to understand chemical systems and manufacturing processes.
  • Great teamwork and communication skills.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic start-up R&D environment with early-stage technology.
  • Experience with batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, electrolysers or other energy storage and conversion technologies is advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience working with electronic systems, such as sensors, testing equipment or chemical process development.

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