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R&D Engineer

8 Rivers Capital

This is a Contract position in Copperas Cove, TX posted September 12, 2021.

THE COMPANY 8 Rivers is a Durham, NC firm focused on the invention, development and commercialization of sustainable, infrastructure-scale solutions to global problems through impactful technologies.

The company maintains the agility, creativity and fast-paced environment of a start-up, while partnering with large, industry-leading companies to develop and deploy those technologies.

Our process enables us to innovate in industrial fields that are lacking in creative disruption.

8 Rivers has demonstrated expertise in generating and commercializing large-scale, meaningful solutions to some of the most challenging problems facing the world today and across a variety of industries including energy, industrial processes, aerospace, telecommunications and others.

The company innovates widely in adjacent markets in the clean tech space and is best known for our proprietary power production system, NET Power and the Allam-Fetvedt Cycle, which enables low-cost power production with inherent carbon capture.

THE OPPORTUNITY – RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER This is a full-time position to fill an immediate need at the company’s offices in Durham, North Carolina.

8 Rivers is looking for Research and Development Engineers to join our Engineering Solutions Department.

This role will support the team in the ongoing development, implementation, and commercialization of 8 Rivers technology across all projects in the clean-tech space including hydrogen generation, direct-air carbon capture, the Allam-Fetvedt cycle, and up-and-coming technologies currently in ideation and development.

More specifically, the focus of the Research and Development Engineer will include, but not be limited to: Completing and communicating the results of detailed process modeling of 8 Rivers technologies using process simulation software (ASPEN Plus, ASPEN HYSYS) Serving as a member of a team of process modeling engineers to support the study, development, and deployment of 8 Rivers technology.

With direction, completing and fulfilling engineering study deliverables of 8 Rivers technology for clients around the world With direction, develop datasheets and specifications to enable vendors to fully understand the solution and provide costing information for 8 Rivers projects.

Help to manage RFP/RFQ process to down-select equipment for pilot studies or commercialization.

Interface with rotating turbomachinery and fixed equipment vendors to optimize designs for 8 Rivers process technologies.

Working alongside other members of the 8 Rivers Engineering team to manage the commercialize the portfolio of technologies in the clean energy and sustainable infrastructure sphere.

Interfacing with clients and supporting the 8 Rivers business development team to help drive sales of 8 Rivers technology solutions Provide first-pass techno-economic review of 8 Rivers technology to comparable competing technologies to validate economic benefits; Participate in techno-economic optimization Supporting activities relating to demonstration of the Allam-Fetvedt Cycle Technology in La Porte, Texas and its imminent global commercialization Qualified applicants should possess the following capabilities or characteristics: Technical background with passionate interest in a clean future, strong leadership experience BS or advanced degree in mechanical, chemical, or process engineering or adjacent subject matter A minimum of 1-3 years of practical experience in engineering research and/or design and development (masters program, co-op, or other research experience such as an honors thesis will be considered) Strong analytical and engineering management skills Experience in the use of chemical process simulators such as Aspen PLUS and HYSYS.

Previous experience participating in technical teams for the execution of project deliverables Proficiency in the use of CFD simulation tools, such as FLUENT is desired but not required.

An intellectually motivated and highly adaptable individual Candidates should be organized, enthusiastic learners, and self-starters.

They should be motivated to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment Comfortable in managing execution risk with execution speed in uncertain situations Ability to advocate for concepts he/she believes in and have the ability to clearly and concisely convey the value of results to colleagues and management.

Exhibits clear intellectual honesty and technical proficiency in researching and validating technical and market approaches Willingness to engage in global travel for potential customers, vendors, and demonstration sites

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