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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Product Development Engineer - Unit Cell

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
3 days ago

Unit Cell Engineer

Ballard's Stack Engineering team has an exciting opportunity for a fuel cell Product Development Engineer in our Burnaby BC headquarters. As a Stack Engineer, you will be working directly on fuel cell core technology, surrounded by world-class experts. If you are a highly motivated individual who enjoys the challenge of a fast-paced environment and the satisfaction of taking an idea from concept into production, we want to hear from you!

The Ideal Candidate:

You have a solid understanding of mechanical design, strength of materials, fuel cell performance modelling, fluid flow analysis, thermodynamics and heat transfer. You thrive in diverse roles that drive projects end to end; from initial design analysis to production. Understanding of fuel cell operating condition design and high volume manufacturing methods would be considered an asset.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Create design requirement documentation based on customer requests and engineering design tools
  • Ownership and development of Unit Cell engineering design tools
  • Analyze structural, thermal, fluid flow and performance of cell designs
  • Work with Stack Test Engineering team to develop test plans to validate component designs and design tool functions
  • Support and deliver component or assembly design specifications with validated results and documentation
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain and Manufacturing Engineering teams to ensure orderly progression of design to production
  • Collaborate with suppliers to ensure parts will meet functional requirements and aggressive timelines
  • Provide continuation engineering support on products following internal change control and design review processes

  • B.Sc. or higher degree in Engineering Physics, Mechanical, Chemical, Fuel Cell or related Engineering program with 2 - 7 years of related experience
  • Ability to interpret test data to compare against design objectives
  • Working knowledge of mechanical design, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, electrical analysis and fuel cell performance modelling
  • Familiarity with engineering tools such as design verification planning, tolerance stack-up, structured problem solving and DFMEA
  • Comfortable with drawings and design standards, including GD&T

  • Understanding of fuel cell design
  • Experience with MATLAB, FEA and CFD tools
  • Profession Engineering eligibility or certification

Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.