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Modeling Engineer

Antora Energy

Antora Energy

Other Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

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 manufacturing thermal batteries that bridge the gap between renewable power and industrial production. Antora’s 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 increasing U.S. energy security, strengthening domestic manufacturing, and protecting marginalized communities from industrial pollution.

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.

Learn more about Antora Energy HERE

Position Summary

In this role you will be responsible for detailed thermo-mechanical modeling in support of design and operations of the thermal energy storage modules. Understanding of fundamental physical concepts around heat and mass transfer at high temperatures along with ability to develop high fidelity models will be key to success in this role. In addition, the candidate will embody the Antora values, demonstrating teamwork, excellent communication, and excellence in engineering.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Perform analysis to support thermal and mechanical design of the thermal battery modules including phenomenon like thermal induced stress as well as process parameters like overall heat and mass balance
  • Work on development of robust heat transfer models including, thermo-mechanical stress, conduction, radiation, and convection to predict system level performance
  • Support the development of bench scale and full-scale test plans to validate models and performance requirements
  • Work on system level and thermal requirements, design basis, and configuration
  • Perform thermal and mechanical analysis including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) and/or mechanical Finite Element Analysis (FEA), where applicable
  • Work closely with mechanical design engineers to develop thermal and systems requirements as well as manufacturing engineers to optimize for cost and production scale-up
  • Develop and maintain internal design practices and documentation on thermal and mechanical system modeling

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering.
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in thermal and mechanical design teams
  • Experience developing and delivering hardware products as lead thermal design engineer
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • 4+ years of professional experience in hardware modeling roles with 2+ years experience as lead engineer on multi-physics FEA
  • Experience with design of thermal and / or thermo-mechanical systems at industrial scale and high temperature environments
  • Demonstrated understanding of thermal and systems analysis including failure modes of thermo-mechanical systems

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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