Staff Mechanical Design Engineer, Fluid Systems

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Job Description

Are you ready to build America’s clean energy future with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is an American energy technology and manufacturing company. We are pioneering a new class of iron-air batteries to enable our electric grid to run on renewable, reliable, and affordable energy, every day of the year.

Form Energy has been recognized by TIME as “One of the Best Inventions of 2023” for its battery technology and by MIT Technology Review as a “Top Climate Tech Company to Watch”. We are making rapid progress on our mission of delivering energy storage for a better world, and are growing just as rapidly to meet demand. Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and continues to expand every day. We have signed contracts with leading electric utilities across the United States. Pilot production of our iron-air batteries has already begun, and later this year, production will take off to high volumes at our new factory in West Virginia.

Working for Form Energy is more than just a job, it’s a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the company’s history to join. We are assembling a team of some of the most talented and motivated individuals across the country. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is determined to deliver on our mission and transform the energy landscape for the better.

Feeling energized to make a meaningful impact on the world? Then keep reading - you’ve come to the right place.

Role Description:

The Systems Engineering team within the Technology group at Form is multidisciplinary and focused on delivering the product enclosure and auxiliary systems design for Form Energy's energy storage system.

We're hiring a hands-on Staff Mechanical Design Engineer to join the Mechanical team within Systems Engineering. In this role, you will contribute to designing our utility-scale multi-day energy storage system's electrolyte management system. Our ideal team member will have a broad, interdisciplinary background in fluid system design, mechanical engineering, and electrical component interfaces. The focus of this role will be on the electrolyte management system, which is at the heart of Form’s iron-air battery technology and critical to the system’s successful operation.

You will participate in the product conceptual and detailed design, first-of-a-kind build activities, vendor engagement, and design for manufacturing. You can expect to work on various prototyping efforts across the company, driving us through a series of internal system prototypes and working closely with a cross-functional team of chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineers to design, prototype, and test the storage systems. You will be responsible for design validation before the final manufacturing release.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, apply now! This opportunity will help shape and scale our multi-day energy storage system, contributing to the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission, contributing to a sustainable future!

What you'll do:

  • Design, prototype, and test the electrolyte management system to meet critical performance requirements
  • Participate in component integration events, fabricating and testing first-of-a-kind prototypes to validate system design choices
  • Lead critical vendor engagements and collaborate with manufacturing engineers to transition system designs from prototype to high-volume production
  • Collaborate with the Battery Products team to co-develop electrolyte, air, fluid, and gas handling systems
  • Champion for safety, especially in the development of new laboratory processes
  • Participate in first fielded units for systems validation

What you'll bring:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field; Bachelor's with 7+ years of industry experience in mechanical design with equipment, liquid or gas handling systems
  • Experience with first-principles modeling and design and experience optimizing designs for manufacturing and cost-down
  • Experience with working in a manufacturing environment or with contract manufacturing vendors
  • Demonstrated experience with optimizing mechanical design, balance-of-plant systems, and interdisciplinary interfaces of fluid systems or airflow systems
  • Direct experience in product development within an early-stage environment
  • Prior experience in Energy Storage, Battery Systems, Renewable Energy, or Utility industry is a plus


Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.

When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.

To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs. logo

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