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Senior Capital Cost Estimator

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Electric Hydrogen Co.

San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2024

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to make molecules to decarbonize our world! Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels.

We are looking for a Senior Capital Cost Estimator to join our Product Engineering team. You will use your experience to estimate the cost of fabricating and deploying first-of-a-kind, industrial-scale hydrogen electrolysis plants. You will work as the cost estimation subject matter expert on the small and dedicated team that is deploying our plants. Your work will directly influence design direction and overall company success, as we reduce the cost of green hydrogen to decarbonize hydrogen production. You will be based in San Carlos, CA and will work on a hybrid basis.

You will split time between our offices in San Jose and San Carlos, CA with an allowable hybrid work schedule. Depending on the phase of the project, up to 20% of your time might be best spent at vendors' sites or on project sites. You will report to the Lead, Product Design, Costing and Configuration.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Subject matter expert for industrial project cost estimating, benchmark analysis, and cost analysis
  • Generate cost estimates to support the work of sales, engineering, supply chain and deployment teams.
  • Provide advice and analysis to support cost-effective project development
  • Conduct peer reviews for capital project estimates.
  • Manage contractor development of estimates and estimate basis including participating in contract bid evaluations.
  • Reconcile cost estimates with cost actuals during project development.
  • Provide expert thought leadership, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems.
  • Provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.
  • Up to 20% travel to contractor, vendor and customer sites depending on project phase


  • BS in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, construction management, or equivalent
  • Capital cost estimate generation using industrial cost databases, spreadsheets (can perform complex functions) , Aspen Capital Cost Estimator, or similar tools.
  • 8+ years of experience taking projects from the conceptual estimating phase, through deployment and verification with actual costs.


Compensation and Benefits | P4

San Carlos Zone
$152,000$205,000 USD

Actual base salary offered to the hired applicant will be determined based on their work location, level, qualifications, job-related skills, as well as relevant education or training and experience.​

Base salary is just one part of Electric Hydrogen’s total rewards package. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. In addition to the base salary offered, the hired applicant may receive:​

  • an equity grant​
  • time off programs​
  • a $75/month cell phone allowance​
  • a 4% employer 401(k) match​
  • 100% fully paid premiums for employees and their families: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage​
  • a discretionary bonus​

Electric Hydrogen’s benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

About Electric Hydrogen

Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world's experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world's top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.

Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all to belong. We are aware that people from historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We are actively working on efforts to change this social norm. If you are excited about this role, we encourage you to apply!