The Advanced Product Development team develops transformative battery designs and novel product concepts to speed global energy decarbonization. Your focus as a Battery Pack Engineer will be on going from component and architecture concepts through in-vehicle PoC/validation of high-performance EV packs based on internal and customer-driven development programs. Beyond that, you’ll lead integrated pack engineering for Our Next Energy’s advanced product concepts, which go beyond batteries alone. You will work on all levels of the design, from high-level system architecture to demonstration and product engineering hand-off.
We are looking for passionate engineers who share our values. Our team is comprised of various integrated disciplines, including mechanical, structural, thermal, electrical, and software. Therefore, collaboration in group settings, ability to solve system integration challenges, and clear communication are valuable to becoming a successful team member.
You should enjoy working on a small team where you will own substantial and critical parts of the final product. We are working on groundbreaking technologies, so you’ll be energetic, adaptable, and a fast learner who can make quick design judgments with limited information. As a founding member of this group, you will also play a crucial role in growing the team to meet continuously evolving challenges.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Leads advanced engineering pack mechanical fabrication, assembly, and debug activities to ensure successful delivery
Designs integration of high-voltage electrical elements including bus bars and power electronics, and ensure electrical isolation of same
Identifies areas of risk and work quickly to prototype and mitigate these
Engages with component suppliers to specify and acquire quotes
Performs 3D design and GD&T drawings of complex parts and assemblies
Optimizes designs via analytical, numerical, and/or empirical assessments
Integrates seamlessly with both the vehicle and advanced cell architectures
Performs self-guided R&D around novel pack structures and mechanical design
Performs any additional duties as assigned
Within 3 months you will:
Supports design and fabrication of a prototype next-generation battery pack
Helps develop test setups to iterate on and validate designs
Supports pack safety and thermal design and testing
Takes ownership of the design, fabrication, and testing of subsystem components
Develops internal design tools and capabilities to accelerate future projects
Becomes familiar with the ONE team and established products
Within 6 months you will:
Takes ownership of advanced pack mechanical design
Collaborates with other system disciplines to plan and execute overall project delivery
Guides high-level design discussions for our current and future product concepts
Mentors junior engineers on prototyping and best practices
Leads prototyping and fabrication of follow-on product concepts
Education and/or Experience
You should be familiar with all, proficient with many, and expert at some of the following, in no particular order:
B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or similar
2+ years of experience in battery engineering, pack, module, or power electronics design
3D modeling experience using SolidWorks or an equivalent CAD system
Hands-on experience in leading hardware designs from conceptual design through proof-of-concept
Hands-on experience performing sub-assembly and vehicle-level testing, including test plan ownership and model correlation
Experience working in an R&D prototype development environment
Familiarity with small-volume manufacturing technologies and methods, and experience working with outside suppliers for same
Structural analysis of metals and/or composites, including test data processing, loads derivation and fatigue analyses
Thermal management of mechanical and electrical systems
Experience with design for challenging environmental conditions in terms of vibration, water intrusion, corrosion, and thermal
Strong written/verbal communication and organizational skills
We welcome you to apply even if you don’t match every requirement posted for this role. No one candidate will be a 100% perfect match to our description, so if you are passionate about working on decarbonizing energy and have similar experience to what we are looking for, we encourage you to apply. Diverse backgrounds and experiences promote innovation and our goal is to build a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sit at a desk and work on a computer for prolonged periods of time
Walk/move around and/or travel as needed
Full-time 40 hours and generally scheduled Monday through Friday 9am-6pm EST
Flexible work schedule and environment, see company policy if applicable.
Work schedule to be established with supervisor to ensure Company’s client and business needs are met
Our Next Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of Sex or Gender identity, Mental disability or physical disability, Religion, Age, National origin or ethnicity, Sexual orientation, Marital status, Veteran status or Parental status.
Our Next Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of Sex or gender identity, Mental disability or physical disability, Religion, Age, National origin or ethnicity, Sexual orientation, Marital status, Veteran status or Parental status.
Depending on your specific placement, you may be required to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. ONE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and reasonable accommodations will be considered.