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HVAC Project Engineer

Interstellar Lab

Interstellar Lab

Paris, France
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

At Interstellar Lab our mission is to build a future full of life, on Earth and beyond. We believe in a future where technology is enabling humans to live in harmony with nature, a future where biodiversity thrives and expands, a future where terrestrial life become multi-planetary.

To build this future, we design, manufacture and operate controlled-environment biofarms that unleash the power of plants. On Earth and in Space. Our solutions combine Hardware, AI and Bioscience. We use controlled-environment technology to mimic a multitude of conditions to allow plants, fungi and microorganisms to grow faster and better.

On Earth, we are pioneering molecular and bio-farming, boosting production of nutrients, metabolites and bioactive compounds in plants while providing a sustainable and safe source of plant materials. Our customers are large beauty, perfume, natural ingredients, food&beverage and nutraceuticals companies.

To advance space exploration, we work with space agencies and private companies and provide them bio-farming units to grow efficiently food for astronaut and/or conduct research on impact of microgravity on plant molecular composition.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As Sr Precision Climate Control Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and implementing advanced HVAC systems that provide precise climate control of our BioPods and BioFarming solution. This role involves working on product development with stringent requirements, a high degree of accuracy in psychometrics control, temperature, humidity, and air quality regulation (such as phytotrons, clean rooms, laboratories and data centers).

Your creativity and relentless commitment to quality will be expected to analyze, create and maintain HVAC systems for all our product line. We are seeking a self-driven and organized individual to determine requirements, design cooling, piping and ductwork systems and controls, manage projects, and collaborate with other teams to provide the best HVAC solutions. Climate monitoring and controlled-environment has no mystery for you. You are the best for the job and your are eager to join an ambitious team and contribute in developing, optimising and implementing our BioFarming approach. On Earth and in Space.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and develop high precision climate control HVAC systems tailored for specialized environments
  • Select appropriate HVAC equipment and technologies to meet specific climate control requirements
  • Create detailed P&ID, HVAC 3D models, and specifications for HVAC installations, based on initial product requirements
  • Use fluid dynamic, thermodynamic, and heat transfer scientific knowledge to design efficient systems
  • Collaborate with engineering team to design and integrate HVAC systems and piping layouts
  • Oversee the installation and commissioning of HVAC systems to ensure compliance with design specifications and regulatory standards
  • Coordinate with contractors, technicians, and other engineering teams to ensure seamless project execution
  • Conduct system testing and validation to ensure optimal performance and reliability
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to resolve HVAC-related issues in controlled environments
  • Develop and document standard operating procedures and troubleshooting guides
  • Ensure all HVAC systems comply with industry standards, safety regulations, and environmental guidelines
  • Stay updated on the latest developments and best practices in sustainable advanced HVAC technology and precision climate control

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, HVAC Engineering, or a related field
  • Professional certification (e.g., PE, LEED, or HVAC-specific certifications) is a plus
  • 5+ years of professional experience in HVAC engineering with a focus on precision climate control
  • Proven experience in Controlled-Environment Agriculture, Precision Agriculture, Clean Rooms, Laboratories, or Data Centers
  • Strong understanding of psychometrics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer principles
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards and regulations (e.g., ASHRAE, ISO)

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Polyvalent spirit and ability to switch from design to hands-on phases
  • Demonstrated experience designing high quality HVAC systems for high reliability applications
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong project management and organizational abilities
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding atmosphere

Interstellar Lab is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Interstellar Lab does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.