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Vacancy: Hydrogen R&D Engineer

EMEC is an innovation catalyst pioneering the transition to a low carbon future.
As the world’s leading ocean energy test facility, we have hosted more wave and tidal energy converters than at any other site. We are also partnering in a growing number of innovative energy systems, hydrogen, floating wind and clean transport demonstration projects to decarbonise power, heat and transport.


Hydrogen R&D Engineer

Salary negotiable plus contributory pension

We are looking for a Hydrogen R&D Engineer to implement EMEC’s hydrogen R&D programme.

You will work across the company to deliver high quality technical outputs within our energy systems programme, developing methods and processes for hydrogen services, and supporting EMEC’s Operations Team in the demonstration and testing of hydrogen products.

You will deliver into EMEC’s hydrogen-related projects, scoping out technical specifications, writing technical reports on project activities, drive engagement with technical leads to understand R&D priorities and develop hydrogen plant processes and methodologies.

Educated to degree level in a relevant technical or scientific subject, you will be a strong communicator able to share complex ideas clearly.

Experience in the conventional and renewable energy sectors, ideally in hydrogen technology, is advantageous.

Preferably based in Orkney, this is a full-time, permanent post, however we welcome both full and part-time applications.

Do you want to lead the charge in the renewable energy revolution?


Apply now:

Thank you for your interest in working at EMEC. Please consider the job description and submit your C.V. to hr@emec.org.uk along with a covering letter explaining how you believe you fit the description for the post.

The following information must also be provided:

  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.
  • Written confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK. Documentation will be requested if you successfully progress to the next stage of our recruitment process. For examples of eligibility proof, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/right-to-work-checklist.

For an informal discussion about this post, please call Caroline Lourie on 01856 852225.

All of the relevant documents that are required to apply for this job can be found at the bottom of this page in the downloads section.


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