Research and Development Engineer / Cambridge, MA


Lockheed Martin Energy Storage is commercializing a new class of flow battery technology for low-cost, grid-scale energy storage. We are seeking an exceptional research engineer with expertise developing electro-chemical energy conversion systems for industrial applications. The successful candidate will have a strong background in applying fundamental electrochemical principles towards solving technical challenges in an industrial environment. Through a combination of modelling, experimentation, and analysis, the candidate will develop new design concepts aimed towards improving the performance and durability of this exciting new technology. The individual will work closely with a team of scientists and engineers to develop a mechanistic understanding of degradation modes observed during endurance tests of prototype devices. The successful candidate will excel at identifying critical technical risks and designing targeted experiments to assess identified risks. Work activities will include analytical and numerical modeling, planning and execution of technical experiments, test method development, method validation, analyzing data, and writing technical reports. The individual must be able to engage deeply in technical problems and communicate effectively with a diverse team of scientists and engineers. Experience in directing junior team members is expected. Candidates must possess excellent communication and project management skills.

The Locale: Cambridge, Massachusetts and the surrounding communities offer an exciting and vibrant place to work and to live. Cambridge is just across the river from Boston and is located in eastern Massachusetts. Cambridge is home to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. Cambridge, is also the birthplace of many startup companies due to the high amount of brain power produced by these schools and also from nearby Tufts University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandies University, Wellesley College, Babson College, and Northeastern University. Nearby communities would include scenic coastal towns such as Swampscott, Salem, and Marblehead. To the west are communities such as Belmont, Brookline, Watertown, Waltham, Lincoln, and Concord. Our Lockheed Martin AES site is located somewhat close to the Alewife Station which is a major MBTA transit hub with access to the Red Line with service to Boston and bus lines with service to surrounding neighborhoods and adjacent communities. If you like living in right in the city, or out in the suburbs, or near the ocean, our location will have offer ample choices for you. Where can you get to from Cambridge and Boston? Cape Cod is less than 90 minutes to the southeast. The White Mountains of New Hampshire are 2.5 hours to the north. Providence, RI is about 2 hours to the southwest. Montreal is about 5 hours to the northwest.

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS in a field of materials science, mechanical engineering, electro-chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, physics, or related field of study.
  • Technical proficiency in electrochemistry and physical methods for the characterization of electrochemical systems and components
Desired Skills:
  • PhD in a field of materials science, mechanical engineering, electro-chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, physics, or related field of study.
  • 2-7 years of technical R&D experience post PhD
  • Expertise leading root cause and corrective action projects
  • Proficiency using Comsol or other multi-physics modelling tools.
  • Working knowledge of flow batteries, fuel-cells or other electrochemical energy storage devices.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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