Development Engineer Position to work on modeling and simulation of dynamic reactive processes to obtain short-chain hydrocarbons

IMDEA Energy Institute is a María de Maeztu Center of Excellence whose objective is to develop R&D activities in the fields of renewable energies and clean energy technologies by establishing strong links with leading companies in the energy sector. (


IMDEA Energy is opening a Development Engineer position for the Electrochemical Processes Unit to work on Development of innovative electrochemical devices and processes for energy storage and conversion

The requirements are as follows:

Tasks Description:

  • Collaborate with senior researchers in establishing relationships with companies. Lead the preparation of proposals, negotiation of contracts, and execution of contracted work.
  • Define with senior researchers the research infrastructures of the unit, lead their setup, maintenance, and updates.
  • Coordinate with senior researchers the training and consolidation of the laboratory and pilot plant technical team of the unit, lead their training and supervision.

Compulsory Requirements

  • Oficial Master's degree in Industrial Engineering, Industrial Electronic Engineering or similar.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of automation, instrumentation, and process control systems.
  • Demonstrable participation in at least 5 engineering projects focused on development and innovation for the industry or in collaboration with the industry.

Other merits to value:

  • Professional experience according to the role position. 
  • Experience in project leadership and coordination of technical personnel.
  • Experience in automation and control of electrochemical devices and processes.
  • Practical experience in the use of 3D design tools and 3D printing for the design and manufacturing of prototypes, preferably in the field of electrochemical reactors.
  • Training and practical experience in programming languages such as Matlab, Python, or LabView.
  • Experience in programmable logic controllers (PLC) and automated logic controllers programming.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English.
Selection Criteria
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
  • Work experience related to the profile of the job position.
  • Knowledge of English.
  • Motivation.

Remuneration: Depending on qualification and expertise.

*The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security System.

Duration of the contract: Employment contract in accordance with current legislation.


IMDEA Energía: Móstoles, Madrid.


Final decisions will be personally communicated by e-mail to all candidates.


Equal opportunities are guaranteed in the selection process, without any forms of discrimination. Female  applicants are encouraged to apply to favor parity in employment.
IMDEA Energy commitment is to guarantee equality in measures to balance personal, family and working life and to promote gender equality.