Sr. Engine Design Engineer

Bloomfield, ConnecticutFull-time
About the Job
LiquidPiston, Inc. is seeking a Sr. Design Engineer to assist in the development of our rotary IC engines.

As Sr. Design Engineer you will:
  • Invent/generate ideas to improve the performance of LiquidPiston’s engines.
  • Create solid models and assemblies using SolidWorks.
  • Lead technicians, interns, and junior engineers on design and analysis projects.
  • Lead initial engine architecture/layout processes.
  • Analyze component and system designs using hand calculations, software simulations, and experimental results.
  • Create and release shop-ready drawings.
  • Select and act as primary contact for machine shops and suppliers from RFQ through incoming inspection.
  • Oversee engine assembly processes and participate in hands-on assembly.
  • Support engine testing.
  • Create and follow standardized procedures related to engine design and analysis.
  • Present ideas and results to management and engineering teams.
  • Maintain a spirited, open-minded personality and “can-do” attitude.

  • BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Strong understanding of engines and design for manufacturing.
  • 3+ years of professional experience with engine component design and simulation.
  • Ability to self-direct and independently solve problems.
  • Expertise in Solidworks 
  • Expertise with mechanical/thermal/fluid simulation tools

Helpful Skills:
  • Experience with advanced rotary and piston engine technologies  (Miller cycle, HCCI, etc.).
  • Professional experience with camshafts, bearings, gears, high-speed machinery.
  • Good communication and proposal writing skills.
  • Experience working in a machine shop/prototype environment.
  • Training and experience with GT Suite, ANSYS, MATLAB.

This position is available immediately.
About LiquidPiston

Based in Bloomfield, CT, LiquidPiston, Inc. is an MIT rooted R&D company poised to transform ten years of breakthrough thermodynamics research into the world’s most efficient and compact rotary Diesel engine. The company is funded by a mix of Venture Capital as well DARPA and Army Rapid Innovation Awards. The company is small, but has a big vision to transform combustion engines and hybrid electric applications as we know them.