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Senior Control Systems Engineer

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Software Engineering
San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to make molecules to decarbonize our world! Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels.

We are looking for a Senior Control Systems Engineer to join our team. You will develop control strategies for our electrolyzers, validate them on our pilot plant, and deploy them to our customers. You will work onsite at our San Carlos, CA office, reporting into Director of Software Engineering.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Build process control systems on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to operate our water electrolysis plants safely and reliably. Program, debug, test, and iterate your code in simulation and on pilot-scale hydrogen plants
  • Collaborate with plant engineers to select instruments including sensors for temperature, pressure, flow, and gas composition. Integrate with control hardware over industrial network protocols
  • Develop control strategies from high-level documents such as P&IDs. Contribute to and maintain controls documents such as IO lists and cause and effect matrices
  • Create a safe environment for engineering. Implement robust warnings and alarms to ensure the plant operates within its design envelope and responds to excursions appropriately
  • Build HMIs for engineers and plant operators to use in their day-to-day testing


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience developing safety critical industrial automation solutions for chemical processing, oil and gas, wastewater, or similar industry
  • Significant experience with IEC 61131 programming languages: Ladder, Sequential Function Chart, Structured Text and Function Block Diagram
  • Familiarity with Rockwell Automation suite of tools strongly preferred: Studio 5000 / Logix Designer, FactoryTalk, PlantPAx DCS
  • Working knowledge of common industrial process equipment such as pumps, valves, heat exchangers, motors, compressors
  • Knowledge of industrial communication protocols and networks such as EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, Modbus, HART


Compensation and Benefits | P4

San Carlos Zone
$164,000$195,000 USD

Actual base salary offered to the hired applicant will be determined based on their work location, level, qualifications, job-related skills, as well as relevant education or training and experience.​

Base salary is just one part of Electric Hydrogen’s total rewards package. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. In addition to the base salary offered, the hired applicant may receive:​

  • an equity grant​
  • time off programs​
  • a $75/month cell phone allowance​
  • a 4% employer 401(k) match​
  • 100% fully paid premiums for employees and their families: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage​
  • a discretionary bonus​

Electric Hydrogen’s benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

About Electric Hydrogen

Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world's experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world's top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.

Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all to belong. We are aware that people from historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We are actively working on efforts to change this social norm. If you are excited about this role, we encourage you to apply!