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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Skyven Technologies

Skyven Technologies

Richardson, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

About Skyven

At Skyven Technologies, we have developed a revolutionary heat pump technology to decarbonize industrial heat. We sell this technology through an innovative Energy-as-a-Service model that saves our customers money with no capital outlay. We are hiring ​a Principal Mechanical Engineer to be part of the Product Development team. This is an opportunity to make a real impact at an innovative and growing climate tech company.

Industrial heat is responsible for roughly 20% of global CO2 emissions. That’s roughly equivalent to emissions generated by all transportation (including land, sea, and air) and is a compelling business opportunity – it will take an estimated $3.7 trillion in capital investment to decarbonize the sector by 2050. Skyven is at the forefront of this transformation and has recently achieved a significant milestone by being selected for a $145M investment from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to accelerate the deployment of our state-of-the-art Skyven Arcturus steam-generating heat pumps (SGHPs) at manufacturing facilities nationwide, revolutionizing how we address energy needs while combating climate change.

About the Role

In this role, you’ll transform Skyven’s conceptual design and detailed component selections into a completely detailed product ready for procurement and construction. Skyven’s heat pump challenges the conventions of typical, one-off, large industrial systems. Therefore, we need a mechanical engineering leader who understands the analysis requirements of a traditional EPC stick-built design and the productization methods done by product OEMs and is excited to help Skyven blend these two things into a robust product platform.

You’ll be working alongside the rest of our very experienced product development engineers to create execution methods that productize the detailed engineering deliverables, enabling delivery of steam-generating heat pump technology to a wide range of applications in our customer pipeline.

You would join our new product development team in the middle of the specification engineering phase of our product development lifecycle and experience a high-energy environment that will rapidly progress into integration engineering and pre-manufacturing.


  • Review preliminary component and material specifications and help drive final selections for the product platform.
  • Identify gaps in engineering specification plans and propose new specifications or refinements to resolve those gaps.
  • Recommend modifications to component and material specifications to drive system standardization, reliability, and scalability.
  • Develop documentation related to detailed design processes to create standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Identify and apply relevant national, state, and local codes to specification and design engineering work.
  • Create internal tools and methodology to enable scalable delivery for the creation of detailed design engineering deliverables.
  • Performs all detailed design calculations related to non-electrical systems.
  • Develop tools to allow engineering calculations to scale with lower manpower over time.
  • Provides subject matter expert (SME) guidance to the entire team on mechanical engineering topics, including piping, material science, mechanical components, non-structural stress analysis, and thermoscience.
  • Validates conceptual product development designs, identifies issues, and advises augmentation.
  • Reviews all technical work created by specification engineers on non-electrical selections for technical accuracy.
  • Reviews all technical work and deliverables created by mechanical designers for technical accuracy.
  • Create detailed design deliverables via Solidworks and other methods.
  • Performs technical reviews on vendor documents and drawing submittals for accuracy and adherence to Skyven specifications.
  • Creates lifecycle estimates on components and systems using analytical methods.