Senior Electrical Engineer

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  • Salary:

    Up to $120,000 dependant on experience

  • Contact:

    Heidi Thomas

  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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  • Client:

    Upstart Power, Inc

Upstart Power Inc was founded in July 2017 with the purpose of making small scale Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems a commercial reality. In 2018 we completed the acquisition of the SOFC business from Ballard Power Systems, presented our concept system and signed agreements to sell our finished systems once we have completed field trials.  2020 promises to be a very exciting year for us, we have finalized a material investment in the business, our local field trials are exceeding our expectations, we are on track to get our systems fully certified and are excited to launch our overseas field trials in the second half of the year.  

All of this momentum means that we are looking to expand our team.  If you are creative, have a passion for solving problems and are inspired by the idea of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels then please get in touch, we’d love to talk to you.  


  • Work as part of a team to develop and deploy SOFC systems
  • Work to identify system components (inverters, batteries, etc.) to work in conjunction with the SOFC system
  • Manage integration projects within Upstart and with our partners


  • Design, test and document electrical/electronic hardware systems and their requirements
  • Provide technical leadership for new product design, related software, production test equipment
  • Create selection criteria; selects electrical/electronic and related components
  • Interface with procurement and suppliers to develop custom components
  • Provide project management leadership, guidance, and day-to-day execution support for Product Development 
  • Capture and manage project risks/issues and the execution of risk mitigation/contingency plans and any necessary escalations
  • Writing/preparation/presentation technical presentations, including requirements, procedures and test results


  • An Electrical or SW engineering degree or equivalent from a related field (required)
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience with AC electrical hardware components 
  • Detailed knowledge of electrical/electronic components and their characteristics and applications 
  • Experience with electromechanical system
  • Demonstrated capability for critical thinking
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and good listening skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional team environment
  • Passion for what you do