Location: Alameda, Bay Area, California Type: Full time
Natel Energy manufactures and sells proprietary fish-friendly hydroelectric turbines called hydroEngines that are suitable for low-head, high-flow settings, and range from 30kW to 1.2 MW of capacity per unit. Natel is focused on offering a competitive turbine product for small hydro installations that drives down the cost of project development. Natel’s EcoSmartHydro approach to distributed, low-impact hydropower development provides a unique opportunity for coordination with added ecosystem services and watershed co-benefits, such as habitat restoration, water management, flood mitigation, and more.
Natel is searching for a creative, motivated mechanical engineer to help plan, design, analyze, test, and refine the company’s hydroelectric turbomachinery products. Engineers will use skills in applied fluid mechanics analysis and design, including CFD, as well as other aspects of mechanical engineering (mechanisms, structures, machine design). Creativity in product design is essential. This position reports directly to Natel’s Director of Engineering.
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering. M. S. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering is preferred.
- Experience with CFD is required.
Interested applicants must provide a cover letter explaining why they are best qualified and motivated to win THIS JOB (generic cover letters are highly discouraged), along with a resume/CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Mechanical Engineer – Fluids” in the subject.