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Sr. Electrical Engineer

Antora Energy

Antora Energy

Other Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

At Antora, we’re on a mission to stop climate change. And we can’t do that unless we tackle the 30% of global emissions that come from industry.

Antora is unlocking zero-emissions industrial energy, cheaper than fossil fuels. Antora’s thermal batteries store energy from renewables as heat for days on end, delivering that stored energy as heat and power at the scale and temperatures that large industrial operations demand. We’re on a path to eliminate gigatons of emissions while strengthening domestic manufacturing, curbing industrial air pollution, and enhancing America’s clean energy leadership.

We are growing our company with people who put team and mission first, value connection through laughter and joy, and build with humility and openness. We are committed to continue building a diverse, passionate, and creative team dedicated to a future where every industrial facility, everywhere on earth, is powered by abundant, low-cost, zero-emissions energy.

Position Summary

Antora is seeking a skilled and motivated Senior Electrical Engineer to join our growing team. As a Staff Electrical Engineer, you will play a crucial role in developing electrical systems for our innovative thermal energy storage system. Your expertise will be essential in defining electrical scope and ensuring compliance with applicable codes, standards, and safety practices. This role requires a deep understanding of electrical distribution, transformation, and control of large (>100MW) medium voltage systems.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support electrical engineering, construction, and commissioning activities at the Antora’s R&D sites, including installation of transformers, panelboards, cables and raceways, grounding system, and protective devices.
  • Review vendor materials quotations, evaluate technical bid evaluations, and recommend selections based on technical merit along with price and delivery. Collaborate with Supply Chain to procure equipment and materials.
  • Coordinate engineering/design execution, planning, and interface to ensure compliance with applicable codes, environmental guidelines, quality assurance program, project schedule, and budget.
  • Working knowledge of equipment and cable sizing, grounding calculations, lighting, conduit/cable tray fill, and electrical studies (load flow, short circuit, protection coordination, and transient stability)
  • Define electrical architecture and develop one-line diagrams for the first-of-its-kind thermal storage test rig and following commercial facilities.
  • Prepare electrical load lists and equipment datasheets, develop specifications, commissioning, and maintenance procedures.

Key Qualifications

  • BSEE with at least 5+ years of related experience.
  • Electrical equipment requisitioning experience up to 35kV.
  • Electrical Power System studies experience with ETAP or SKM Power Tools.
  • Familiarity with protective relays and electrical control system components.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple simultaneous goals.

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineer in Training (EIT) certification or ability to obtain it in a reasonable timeframe.
  • Field engineering & construction support at medium to large industrial facilities.
  • Experience working with EPCs on projects from pre-FEED to detailed engineering and design, commissioning, and startup.

Work Location: Onsite - San Jose, CA

Salary Range:

$150,000 - $190,000 USD

Salary Basis: Annual

This job posting contains the salary range that Antora Energy believes it would be willing to pay for the posted job. The actual salary offered will be determined within the posted range based on a candidate's experience, credentials, and expertise as they pertain to the requirements of the position.

In addition to a competitive base salary, Antora Energy’s Total Rewards program includes a premium health benefits package with life and disability insurance, a 401K plan, a flexible spending account, industry leading paid time off policy, providing a flexible and inclusive holiday observance, as well as paid volunteer time off.


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