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Sargent & Lundy, LLC Experienced Hydrogen Engineer in Chicago, Illinois


Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.

Sargent & Lundy's Core ValuesEvery decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.

  • Quality –We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.

  • Accountability –Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.

  • Our People –We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.

  • Our Clients –We deliver value and exceed our clients’ expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.

  • Innovation –Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.

  • Meaningful Impact –We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • As a Hydrogen Engineer, you will act as an in-house subject matter specialist and provide consultation and guidance on matters relating to hydrogen specific projects and opportunities.

  • You will support and drive business development in the hydrogen technologies sector.

  • You will develop and implement integrated engineering designs concepts and approaches to engineering problems, and present findings and recommendations to clients and peers.

  • You will utilize your technical expertise in the hydrogen field and act as the Mechanical team lead in the coordination of conceptual and detailed design phases for all aspects of mechanical engineering work and be responsible for leading the Mechanical Engineering design efforts for a team of junior and senior engineers and designers.

  • Prepare and review engineering studies.

  • Prepare and review technical specifications for procurement of mechanical engineering equipment.

  • Prepare and review engineering calculations and design drawing deliverables to support engineering designs.

  • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including studies, reports, calculations and drawing preparation.

  • Coordinate and provide guidance to other engineers, project managers, client personnel, and suppliers to ensure a complete and timely design.

  • Develop and grow current and new client relationships.

  • Develop your career via peer-learning through sharing of knowledge with other experienced engineers by way of S&L’s systems of process and associated “Communities of Practice.”

  • Provide guidance as a mentor in the development of less experienced engineers.


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • BSME from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission-approved program is required; MSME preferred.

  • Eight or more years of experience involving hydrogens systems and components for non-commercial, heavy industrial plants.

  • Ability to take a lead role in the completion of preliminary engineering studies that evaluate multiple solutions to address a given client’s problem or need.

  • Experience working on proposal development.

  • Experience with major hydrogen technologies, including electrolysis equipment and systems, compression and storage systems, and pipeline transport systems.

  • Experience with Steam Methane Reforming and Autothermal Reforming.

  • Able to create design schematics, such as flow diagrams and P&IDs, using computer design software.

  • Sound technical judgement, technical writing skills, and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with serving as firm/client liaison in a support role to project managers and directors.

Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • PE license strongly preferred.

  • Construction, start-up and commissioning experience a plus.

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.



CountryUnited States

Area of InterestEngineering

TypeFull Time - Regular

Job ID2021-3464