Careers Vacancies

A world leader in metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell technology, Ceres’ people thrive on challenge, are excited by innovation and are at their best when not bound by the rules of conventional thinking.

We welcome high-energy individuals, whether they are experienced specialists or recent graduates looking to carve out an exceptional career. As well as being inquisitive, innovative and inspiring, ideal candidates love to work collaboratively with like-minded colleagues in the knowledge that together they can achieve amazing results.

If you would like to explore the possibility of joining our fast-paced and passionate team, please check out our current vacancies below or submit send your CV on a speculative basis by via the Open Application.

Current Openings

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Location: All

We are happy to receive applications on an open, speculative basis.

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Part-time HR Administrator – 6 month contract

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

The role will be to support the administrative activities within the HR/ People team. This role will be the first point of contact for the department to ensure HR support and services are effectively delivered for the life cycle of an employee.

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Facilities Technician – Electrical

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

The Facilities Electrician’s role will require the applicant to work with all Ceres Power staff members across the Horsham site, travel to other sites when requested. They will be required to support the all business function that will enable staff to develop and manufacture the Fuel Cell Module.

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Facilities Project Engineer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

The Facilities Project Engineer role will require the applicant to work with all Ceres Power staff members across the Horsham site, travel to other sites when requested. They will be required to support the all business function that will enable staff to develop and manufacture the Fuel Cell Module.

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Solutions Developer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

This role covers responsibility for the configuration and development of information systems to meet business requirements. The post-holder will apply a mix of technical knowledge and skills as part of a team to create and maintain solutions.

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Senior Control Engineer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

The primary purpose of this position is to provide control and software engineering support as part of the Systems Engineering function group. The Senior Control Engineer will be the point of contact for key customer programmes, where occasional off-site customer facing, and control calibration support will be required. Key tasks will be system design support from a control perspective, control requirements capture, modification of existing control strategies and calibration for new applications. The Senior Control Engineer will also contribute to the ongoing development of Fuel Cell control software.

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Quality Engineer (8d investigation)

Location: Horsham and Merstham

Work with the in-service support team on problem resolution. Communicate Quality performance. Support the Quality department with other Quality engineering duties when requested.

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Principal Scientist – Thin Films

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

The chosen candidate will be leading and developing innovative thin film related chemistry, materials processing and deposition technology development to advance our “cutting-edge” energy materials development and processing, thereby supporting the development of metal supported solid oxide cells (SOC). This position requires a scientist with world class expertise on thin film technologies and solid experience in industry related to thin film based products. This unique position is for individuals who want to be challenged, have a passion for success, and a constant drive to exceed expectations.

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Scientist – Artificial Intelligence

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

To lead technical development projects and collaborations with industry and academia to develop the next generation of solid oxide electrochemical materials using AI/machine learning methodologies. Bring cutting edge AI and machine learning methodologies to the wider Energy Materials team and work with the CSO (Chief Scientific Office) to deliver all aspects of project architecture, from project launch to a successful, developed project.

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Recruitment and Resourcing Coordinator

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

The role is to support the Recruitment and Resourcing operations throughout the recruitment lifecycle, working closely with the Internal Recruitment Team, you will assist with the primary recruitment activities, such as posting job vacancies, CV sourcing, shortlisting and coordinating Interviews, you will also support on best practice Recruitment, Attraction & Sourcing, Onboarding processes whilst having full accountability for the Contracts of Employment.

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Industrialisation Engineer

Location: Merstham, Surrey

Manufacturing Engineer focused on developing and industrialising cell and stack manufacturing equipment and process. Working closely with Manufacturing Partners to develop and implement new solutions and technologies leading to high volume manufacture.

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Senior Scientist – Electrolysis

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

As a recognised expert, you will apply materials science theory and experimental methodology to advance our understanding of performance and degradation, thereby supporting the development of metal supported solid oxide cells (SOC).

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Energy Materials Issue resolution lead – (Senior/ Principal Scientist)

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

As a recognised expert in issue resolution, the chosen candidate will be working within the Energy Materials group and multiple cross functional teams in the company to advance our issue resolutions and improvement of metal supported solid oxide cells (SOC). This position requires candidates with a strong analytical and six-sigma background and experience with state-of-the-art issue resolution techniques who want to be challenged, likes to lead, have a passion for success, and a constant drive to exceed expectations in green energy technology development.

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Test Engineer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

As a Test Engineer, you will directly support the development of the solid oxide technology through the execution of test plans for verification, validation and development testing. The role will require you to work closely with the Test Capability and Test Strategy Teams to develop robust test plans and ensure the test stands are capable. The successful candidate for this position will be naturally inquisitive and an able communicator.

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Senior Test Engineer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

We are looking for a highly-motivated Engineer to join a high-performing, fast paced and expanding Test Team. As a Senior Test Engineer, you will directly support the development of the solid oxide technology through the execution of test plans for verification, validation and development testing. The role will require you to work closely with the Test Capability and Test Strategy Teams to develop robust test plans and ensure the test stands are capable. The successful candidate for this position will have a proven ability to understand and communicate complex engineering concepts and a track record of investigating and resolving challenging issues.

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Data Scientist

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

We are looking for a highly-motivated Data Scientist to join a high-performing, fast paced and expanding test team. You will be directly responsible for identifying, developing and implementing data science and machine learning applications that optimise the operations of the Test Department. You will bring expertise and prior experience to extract insights and improvements in data quality from test stand data. The successful candidate for this position will have a keen eye for detail, have strong interpersonal skills and be capable of working under pressure to deliver on time.

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Statistician

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

We are looking for a highly-motivated Statistician to join a high-performing, fast paced and expanding test team. You will be directly responsible for turning design verification requirements into executable test plans and deriving and reporting results from test data. You will bring expertise and prior experience to advise on the design of experiments and statistical confidence of test results. The successful candidate for this position will have a keen eye for detail, have strong interpersonal skills and be capable of working under pressure to deliver on time.

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Asset Engineer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

We are looking for a highly-motivated Engineer to join a high-performing, fast paced and expanding test team. As an Asset Engineer, you will directly support the development of the technology by ensuring availability of robust and reliable Test Assets that are required for the operation of the circa. 90 test stands we have on-site. The role will require you to work closely with the Facilities team to identify arising issues and determine fast and effective resolutions to maintain test operation. The successful candidate for this position will have excellent communication and negotiation skills, and a proven track record in delivering robust engineering solutions in an industrial setting.

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Facilities Supervisor

Location: Merstham, Surrey

To support and be part of the Facilities team and take ownership of business-critical facilities. To ensure infrastructure, utilities and facilities are provided reliably and safely to Manufacturing and Test operations at this new site.

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Production Engineer

Location: Merstham, Surrey

Manufacturing Production Engineer focused on supporting and developing the current cell and stack manufacturing processes and equipment. In addition the post holder will support the development, installation and commissioning of new processes and equipment.

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Mechanical Engineering Opportunities

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

As part of Ceres growth and success, we are keen to hear from Individuals who are seeking a career within an exciting, challenging and rewarding environment, where the primary purpose of this position is to create, develop and verify product designs as part of the Mechanical Engineering function group. This role requires a confident, enthusiastic, determined and organised individual who is keen to develop their career in a versatile environment.The successful candidate will have excellent technical and communication skills, taking a pivotal role in solving improving and verifying product designs. They will have a flair for structuring information and an attention to detail. They will also have a strong delivery focus, using their technical knowledge and mechanical engineering tools to ensure that designs meet requirements and to minimise risk.

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Automation and Controls Engineer

Location: Merstham, Surrey

Automation and Controls Engineer- focused on developing automated production equipment and improving existing process equipment. Integrating equipment and systems.

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Manufacturing Process Technician (contract) – Early/Late Shift Pattern (M)

Location: Merstham, Surrey

To operate a variety of manufacturing processes under controlled conditions and to monitor and record quality control data.

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TPM Engineer – early/late shift pattern

Location: Merstham, Surrey

Manufacturing Maintenance Engineer focused on supporting and developing the current cell and stack manufacturing processes and equipment. Will also support the development, installation and commissioning of new processes and equipment.

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Patent Counsel

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

The Patent Counsel, who will have a background in physics or engineering, will report to the Head Patent Counsel and assist with all aspects of the IP Function in Ceres Power, working in our R&D/pilot plant facility directly alongside our brilliant inventors and engineers. The role will be varied and stimulating, involving both internal IP generation, portfolio management, IP project management and external competitor due diligence. The role is permanent, full-time and based in Horsham.

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R&D Materials Process Team Leader

Location: Horsham

The primary purpose of this role is to lead a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable scientists and technicians developing the next generation of Ceres Power’s core technology. Your team will provide expert advice into projects regarding materials processing and selection. They will also be involved in innovating and developing the next generation of materials processes for new energy devices from TRL/MRL 1 to 6. Core areas of expertise will include screen print ink formulation, printing, ceramic sintering and densification, sol-gel and colloid formulation and other thin film formation techniques. You will be responsible for ensuring that projects are properly resourced, and that the team provide high quality work. Your goal will be to develop the team to be world class scientists and engineers. To grasp this opportunity, you will have to demonstrate that you have the potential to be a dynamic, determined, confident and enthusiastic leader.

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Principal Scientist – Analytical Expert

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

As a recognised expert in microscopy, materials analysis and spectroscopy, the chosen candidate will be working within the analysis group and multiple cross functional teams in the company to advance our innovation, development and improvement of metal supported solid oxide cells (SOC).

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Principal Metallurgist

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

As a recognised metallurgist with experience in industry, you will apply theoretical knowledge, industrial knowhow and advanced experimental methodology to advance our understanding of performance and ageing related to metallic components of the Ceres technology. You will be required to lead a small team of metallurgists with line management support and technical direction. Develop models of through life performance. Represent Ceres in engagements with metal suppliers. Support the development of the Solid Oxide Cell technology

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Sharepoint Administrator

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

This role covers responsibility for both development activities and ongoing administration of the systems. Taking high level direction from the Business Systems manager you will cover all aspects of system management from concept design, through build and user training. You will also undertake standard system administration tasks around users, authorisation, content types etc

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Senior Scientist – Novel Anode Development

Location: Horsham

This position is suitable for a recognised expert in the SOFC development field. The role will support the development of new intellectual property around novel anode designs. The successful candidate will have a deep technical understanding of the latest SOFC developments particularly with respect to alternative anode materials and the vision to see beyond the state-of-the-art.

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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

This role will focus on developing new manufacturing methods to satisfy R&D demand as well as delivering process capability for high-volume manufacturing. Working in close collaboration with the Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering and Test teams within Ceres Power the successful candidate will be required to ensure a range of stakeholder requirements are addressed as well as achieving demanding technical performance and process cost targets.

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Scientist – Energy Materials

Location: Horsham

This position is suitable for a high achieving, young PhD graduate. The role will support the development of new intellectual property at Ceres working under the direct guidance of the Ceres’ most senior scientist (Research Fellow). The successful candidate will have a deep technical understanding of electrochemistry and materials. They must be a fast learner, top of class academically gifted and talented hands-on experimentalist. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a young scientist to develop under the guidance of one of the top scientists in the field, within a rapidly growing and successful technology licensing company.

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Senior/Principal Systems Engineer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

The focus of the Systems team is to enable the development power generation systems and electroyser systems based on the SteelCell™, by co-operating with suppliers, OEM partners, and other functions within Ceres. This engineer will optimize the system design and exploit opportunities to maximize system performance whilst creating value for Ceres’ IP portfolio.

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Senior/Principal Model Based Systems Engineer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

The focus of the Systems team is to enable the development power generation systems and electroyser systems based on the SteelCell™, by co-operating with suppliers, OEM partners, and other functions within Ceres. This engineer will optimize the system design and exploit opportunities to maximize system performance whilst creating value for Ceres’ IP portfolio.

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Senior/Principal Electrical Engineer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

The Senior or Principal level Electrical Engineer will be the point of contact for key customer programmes, where occasional off-site customer facing, and control calibration support will be required. Key tasks will be development of fuel cell power system and fuel cell electrolyser system, electrical power architectures, implementation of these system into prototypes and demonstration systems.

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CAE Engineer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

The primary purpose of this position is to develop and optimise Ceres Power’s stack and system designs using Computer Aided Analysis (CAE) techniques. This is a highly complex and technical role requiring someone capable of grasping difficult concepts and using them in CFD/Flow/Thermal simulations to enable the team to make informed decisions relating to current and future SOFC and SOEC systems.

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Stack Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Merstham, Surrey

The Stack Manufacturing Engineer will be focused on supporting and developing all Fuel Cell Stack products and processes, whilst working as part of a cross functional team including Mechanical Engineering, Quality, Health and Safety, Test and Systems. This role will work closely with Mechanical Engineering to be instrumental in the development of new Stack designs. Ensuring Design for Manufacture and supporting development builds for verification tests, feeding back on improvements required and driving those changes forward into design released products.

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Cell Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Horsham, W Sussex

Manufacturing Production Engineer focused on supporting and developing the current cell and stack manufacturing processes and equipment. Will also support the development, installation and commission of new processes and equipment internally and at customer sites. Assist in specifying plant layout, materials flow and materials storage for existing production lines and any new manufacturing sites.

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Stack Build Technician (Early/Late Shift Pattern)

Location: Merstham, Surrey

Assemble, build and fabricate fuel cell stacks and balance of plant components to agreed specification against planned delivery targets. .

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