“Sunamp has developed heat batteries, an idea which arose from an understanding that energy storage is at the heart of making renewables and energy efficiency work. There is over twice as much heat consumed in the world economy as electricity, so why isn’t heat storage a major topic? We decided that it was and that’s where we focus.” Andrew Bissell

CEO, Sunamp

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Head of Engineering

Our Head of Engineering is responsible for leading all development, designing and build of product. Taking new R&D developments in conjunction with input from the Product Manager design, develop and build products ready full-scale production.

This role would be a excellent step up for an already established Engineering Manager or Senior Engineering Lead who can demonstrate working in a similar environment, managing teams and driving an innovative department forward.

You will be participating as part of the senior management team with key inputs into strategy and management at the local and strategic level as well as being responsible for the design through to production readiness of the Sunamp Product lines.

Experience of setting product plans and goals to ensure the design is robust, practical and can be productionised is paramount as is leading and managing the entire engineering function on a daily basis.

You will have a track records of managing and executing product development projects against delivery commitment and project plans with a practical knowledge of the development of IP.

As this role is very much at the heart of future growth you will ensure design engineering quality standards are promoted but just as importantly work collaboratively with the Product Manager, Production Manager and Head of Materials.

Electrical & Electronic Engineer (Control biased) (F/T) (Perm/Contract)

The Electrical & Electronic Engineer (Controls biased) will be responsible for the specification and design (Hardware & Software) of embedded controls in our Energy heat storage systems. They will work closely with other engineering teams to ensure successful NPI.

  • Develop and design specifications/applications, troubleshooting and root cause analysis (rca) together with the production implementation of all Electronic Control Hardware, Software and Electronic Control Components.
  • Design and select Electronic Control components and resolve Electronic Control problems in the company’s Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) products. Lead the company’s activities related to Electronic Control Problem Solving, Lessons Learned, Best Practices, and Standard Work.
  • Develop and enhance Control Specifications for the UniQ Battery Controller systems for both single units and packages
  • Define Control Strategies for all product offerings
  • Resolve issues relating to System Integration Work with different functional groups on projects relating to Efficiency, Quality, and Cost improvement.
  • Take responsibility for bringing changes into the production area
  • Work closely with project partners, internal engineering to gather the necessary skills tools, and design know-how.
  • Work with production teams to ensure that new production control boards are acceptable to the company’s manufacturing operations in terms of first article inspection (FAI), Production Line Assembly, Production Run Testers, Shipping Tests, Product Specifications, Marketing Brochures, and others.
  • Work with the Production teams to ensure that the Control Data is implemented correctly into production units including but not limited to shared data, programmable data, thermostat and PTAC wireless data.
  • Solve complex Control Hardware Problems quickly and effectively. Enhance the company’s knowledge relating to commercial readiness requirements.
  • Liaison with test houses and certification bodies to take the products & controllers through to LVD, EMC and other relevant certifications
  • Mange technical construction files

 

Thermal Engineer

Joining an established engineering team, this newly created role will:  

  • Produce conceptual designs for the Sunamp Product Architecture Roadmap and evolve these through to production, with focus on heat pumping / refrigeration
  • Create assembly/manufacture drawings for each product iteration.
  • Build and test prototypes
  • Undertake engineering tasks using established procedures & calculations
  • Undertake engineering layouts for fit, form and function checking
  • Preparation of documentation for engineering design files including project summary
  • Observance of Safety and Environmental requirements
  • Failure mode and effect analysis
  • Preparation and Organisation of in-house product testing with Testing Engineer and Test Technicians
  • Carry out tasks assigned by the Head of R&D

 What can you bring: 

  • Degree Qualified in a relevant Engineering Discipline, including thermodynamic analysis
  • Proven track record of design and development
  • Experience of engineering design and development process
  • Good analytical skills
  • Methodical approach to component design
  • Superb  communication skills to work on a collaborative basis.
  • Sunamp is all about teamwork, we expect everyone to take an interest and work together! 
  • Initiative and leadership skills, and the ability to gain the trust, commitment and co-operation of others
  • Organisational skills, to deal with a diverse range of challenges

 As a company we are proud of what we have achieved so far but even more so about what lies ahead.  We are looking for new dedicated team members to join a company that will provide development, challenge, diversity as well as an excellent package, an extra day off for your birthday as well as free fruit! 

 For further details, get in touch

HVAC Controls Engineer

As a Controls Engineer with us you will be involved in product and engineering controls for all Sunamp products and for specific Sunamp HVAC packages and projects, product documentation, applications, product controls development, and regulatory code compliance.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • designing and developing new control systems to deliver algorithms to optimise charging times to optimise the running of the Sunamp Heat Battery, the package it is working with and the energy tariff.
  • design and develop control systems to optimise the running of all Sunamp products
  • testing, maintaining and improving existing systems
  • writing computer software code and test procedures
  • Perform complex installation, testing, upgrades, start-up/commissioning, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electronic components in accordance with industry standards.
  • working collaboratively with internal design engineers, project managers and other internal staff
  • liaising with clients, suppliers, contractors and relevant authorities
  • providing controls to projects within cost and time constrained environments
  • understanding and ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and quality standards
  • analysing data and presenting findings in written reports, creating content for engineering documentation for distribution to internal and external customers.
  • Works safely and promotes a safe work environment for others.

Building Services Engineer

Working closely with the Technical Director, the role supports both HVAC and CI business units by providing a full understanding of heating and ventilation services in buildings and Building Regulations and energy assessment tools e.g.  SAP 2012 and SBEM.

Main responsibilities will include: 

  • Work with detailed HVAC system diagrams, plans and drawings
  • Use specialist computer-aided design (CAD) software and other resources to design the systems required for the project
  • Experience of use and development of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to ensure systems are coordinated in a complex construction or refurbishment project
  • manage and forecast spend, using whole life cycle costing techniques, ensuring that work is kept to budget and energy efficient systems are implemented
  • design packages for site-specific integration to ASHP etc. as required
  • oversee and supervise the installation of building systems and specify maintenance and operating procedures
  • monitor building systems and processes
  • make decisions about expired systems equipment and the appropriate location of new equipment
  • liaise closely with other professionals, including structural engineers, builders, architects and surveyors and in-house engineering project teams
  • attend a range of project group and technical meetings
  • ensure that the design and maintenance of heating systems meets legislative and health and safety requirements
  • advise clients and architects on energy use and conservation in a range of buildings and sites, with the aim of minimising the site’s environmental impact and reducing its carbon footprint
  • work on a variety of projects within a short period of time.

About you: 

Naturally you will have excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to manage multiple projects.  Experience of collaborating with internal and external project partners you will be able to use AutoCad, Revit, SAP with ease.  A self-reliant character and able to work well using your own initiative  you will have an excellent standard of both verbal and written English.

You Qualify by having a 

  • Degree qualified (or HND/HNC with experience) in Building Services, Environmental or Mechanical engineering, and preferably Chartered.
  • HVAC (ventilation, heating, air conditioning etc) competence is a MUST
  • Possess  at least 5+ years post graduate building services design and project engineering experience.

We are so proud of what we have achieved to date, but even more excited about we will achieve in the future.  We offer an excellent working package, extra days off for your birthday as well as free fruit on site.  We really do care take our team’s development to the next level. 

Future Career Opportunities

Project Manager (Macmerry)
OEM Sales Manager (Based in Macmerry with travel)
OEM Support Manager (Based in Macmerry with travel)
Procurement Manager (Macmerry)

Regional Business Development Manager – South West
Software Engineer (Macmerry)
M&E Engineer (Macmerry)
Test Engineers (Mats and Systems) *3 (Macmerry)

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What We Do

Sunamp Ltd is a world leader in thermal energy storage, having developed a highly efficient, non-toxic, low cost Heat Battery system, using Phase Change Materials.
Phase change materials have been tried and tested many times before but it takes a great deal of creativity and application to make them work effectively. We have pioneered this in the built environment, tackling fuel poverty and developing a range of products which, so far, have been installed in over 1000 homes.

More recently Sunamp technology has expanded into the automotive sector, addressing problems of air pollution by reducing emissions to improve air quality.
Sunamp batteries address vehicle thermal management challenges such as engine and cabin warm up, catalytic converter temperature fluctuation and battery thermal conditioning and HVAC systems.

Thinking BIG

We are very ambitious. We believe in taking smart risks and actively foster a collaborative culture where ideas are shared. We also know that thinking big requires certain skills, passion, an adventurous spirit and a rigorous approach.

Sunamp has a share option scheme for all staff. We want all our staff to be able to be part of the future success of the company.

Our Team Make Us Who We Are

Sunamp is made up of very talented individuals who are well respected in their roles. Personality is key and our team reaches their individual and collective goals because of their collaboration with each other.

Great things about working with Sunamp

Sunamp is a small but fast growing company with lots of great opportunities. The work is challenging and interesting. The people are clever, interesting individuals who have risen to the challenge and all want to do their bit to combat climate change.

We also have fun together.

We have a fleet of EVs and charging points.

And we have free fruit.

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Opportunities come up regularly if you would like to work for us please either send us your cv and we will add to you to our recruitment database or complete your details on our online form and we will ensure that you are updated with all new positions.

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