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Principal Mechanical Engineer- Rotating Equipment

Carbon Capture America Inc
Arvada, CO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Principal Mechanical Engineer - Rotating Equipment

Will consider applicants at multiple experience levels.

Who we are:

We’re a passionate, hard-working, and quick-moving group of people that are driven by the mission to save the planet. We believe we can make a difference in the battle against climate change by leading the carbon capture and sequestration industry and we are building a like-minded team to help do just that.

Carbon America is the first vertically integrated company in the industry – a one-stop-shop of engineers, project managers, developers, and financiers focused on capturing more CO2 in shorter amounts of time and at lower costs.

As a start-up, there are a few key attributes that all Carbon America employees possess. We are creative problem-solvers, we wear many hats, we are agile, and we work as a championship team. It is important that every hire connects to our vision, mission, and values as a company. Join the leader in the CCS space in making climate change history™!

Job Overview:

The Principal Mechanical Engineer with Turbomachine Design specialty will have a deep knowledge of various types of types of compressors and expanders, e.g., axial, and centrifugal. You will know how to select and optimize turbomachines for a given application. You will know how to design the aerodynamics as well as the mechanical system (shaft, bearings, etc.). You will work with external consultants to develop turbomachines for Carbon America’s systems, as well as work on internal development of turbomachine equipment.

As a Principal-Level employee this position will supervise and mentor other engineers. This position will aid in strategic decisions for Carbon America’s R&D program. The Principal Engineer will also be expected to represent Carbon America in various external facing activities such as, but not limited to: engagement with the Department of Energy, partnership discussions, and investor relationships.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


  • Turbomachine design experience

  • 6+ years of experience in a related field

  • CAD (e.g. SolidWorks, AutoCAD) expertise

  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering principles and practices

  • Excellent communication skills, including active listening skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to track lots of disparate details

  • BS in Engineering (e.g. Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical preferred)


  • Management experience

  • MS, or PhD in Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical preferred)

  • Experience with costing out heat exchangers from a bottoms-up perspective

  • Knowledge of heat exchanger manufacturing techniques

  • Knowledge of compressor or turbine design

  • Expertise in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics

  • Knowledge of TEMA standards and ASME pressure vessel codes

  • CFD experience

Carbon Capture America Inc


Arvada, CO
80002 USA



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