R&D Project Engineer

Hybrid (Remote and on-site in Cambridge, MA)

Company Overview

Malta Inc. is a young and dynamic company involved in the development of a novel and advanced energy storage technology. Malta's technology was developed by Google and leading international researchers, including a Nobel Laureate, and represents the state-of-the-art in utility-scale renewable energy storage. The company has completed multiple fundraising rounds and is growing rapidly. Malta's investors/partners are some of the largest and best-known tech and industrial companies in the world.

Malta's technology is a critical stepping-stone for the transition from fossil power to green renewable energy resources. Malta is located in Cambridge, MA, but operates globally with a range of international project partners, investors, and clients. For more information, please see www.maltainc.com.


The R&D Project Engineer will contribute to a range of efforts for developing alternative technologies and/or strategic partnerships that can benefit future iterations of Malta’s grid-scale Pumped Heat Energy Storage plant solution. The scope includes the development and exploration of multi-generational product designs and fostering relationships with partners at national laboratories to guide the breadth of research. This position will also support various Strategic Initiatives team efforts, including, but not limited to, proposal/grant writing, IP development and documentation, and competitor evaluations.

This position requires strong communication and leadership skills for managing strategic partnerships. The candidate is expected to communicate technical developments to audiences with backgrounds in engineering and/or business development. Applicants should have an ability to adapt to changes in a fast-moving start-up environment.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Establish and foster partnerships with national laboratories, and/or other government or academic institutions, to guide research and development efforts towards areas with potential future applications
  • Evaluate alternative technologies and product designs for future implementation
  • Identify active research and development efforts, within academia and industry, that have potential and develop strong collaborations that lead to technology advancement in a path that benefits Malta    
  • Lead grant and/or proposal writing efforts
  • Contribute to other Strategic Initiatives activities, including IP management and competing technologies research
  • Mentor and lead junior team members across the range of activities within the Strategic Initiatives team


Required attributes:

  • Ph.D. in an engineering discipline from an accredited University
  • Experience with data analysis, simulation tools, and communicating key findings with a broad audience
  • Experience with proposal and/or grant writing
  • Excellent writer who is proficient in communicating concepts and ideas
  • Ability to interface effectively with strategic partners across government and academic institutions, as well as internal team members, spanning executive, finance, business development, and engineering teams
  • Ability to maintain a high-level strategic view, while simultaneously providing assiduous attention to detail as required
  • Proven experience in driving projects from concept to successful completion
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced, high-tech, high-profile start-up where decisions and progress must be made with imperfect information

Preferred skills and background:

  • Experience and/or familiarity with collaborating with government and/or academic institutions and national laboratories
  • Adaptable, versatile, and capable of both working independently and collaborating with a team
  • Understanding of system dynamics and transients and their effects on component sizing, performance, stresses, and lifetime
  • Familiarity with technoeconomic assessments
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (can synthesize complex, multi-dimensional information in compelling collateral for executive and technical teams)
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Deep passion for decarbonization of the global electricity grid


Malta is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all employees.

To apply please send your resume to Jobs@maltainc.com. Please include the job title in the email subject line.