Refrigeration Systems Design Engineer

Slough, UK
Octopus Energy UK 🇬🇧 – Marketing & Product /
Full-time /
Our ambition is to help put the world on the path to Net Zero. Through our R&D team, we’re working on exciting projects that will directly impact the future of renewable energy. Our R&D team is now rapidly expanding and we’re looking for determined people to join us our mission. It is not only pure engineering knowledge that we are looking for; we are very keen on candidates with a can-do attitude and a real desire to make the world a better place. We want you to feel you that you are contributing to an important mission and we want you to develop yourself. You will have excellent training opportunities and a fantastic place to grow as a professional.

What you'll do

    • Work on designing and developing brand new products related to the electrification ofheat.
    • Work in the state of the art Octopus Energy Research & Development Centre.
    • Join an established team of Mechanical and Control Engineers.
    • Guide the design aspects of refrigeration systems in various R&D projects

What you'll need

    • An undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or any similar area.
    • A good theoretical knowledge of refrigerant cycles (e.g. interpreting P-h curves, calculating cycle efficiencies, and performing heat transfer calculations).
    • Experience with refrigerant selection and an understanding of their relative merits and disadvantages.
    • Knowledge of F-GAS refrigeration standards and certifications – e.g, EN378.
    • Competency with refrigeration system design software, such as REFPROP or AFT Fathom.
    • An understanding of variable speed compressors and other advances in refrigeration technology.
    • Experience of selecting components, such as compressors, expansion valves, heat exchangers, etc.
    • Practical experience and an appreciation of the challenges involved in putting together a complete refrigeration system.
    • The ability to read and create P&IDs

It would be great if you had

    • Working experience with mechanical CAD software, such as Solidworks, AutoCAD, etc.
    • An understanding of auxiliary equipment that interface with refrigerant circuits.
    • Experience with material compatibility and selection for refrigeration systems. (e.g. lubrication)
    • Hands-on experience of fault detection and diagnostics in refrigeration circuits.
    • An understanding of DFMA.
    • Some understanding of control methodologies for refrigerant systems

What you'll love about us

    • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about!
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