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EVSE Development Engineer I

PowerFlex Systems

PowerFlex Systems

Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Scope of Job
PowerFlex, an EDF Renewables company, is a leading national provider of intelligent onsite energy solutions that support carbon-free electrification and transportation. The Company delivers integrated solar, storage, EV charging, and microgrid systems, to businesses and organizations. As a single full-service provider, PowerFlex customizes clean technology solutions to help clients achieve their energy and sustainability goals. Through the comprehensive PowerFlex X platform, PowerFlex leverages patented smart software to control, monitor, and optimize a client's distributed energy resources to reduce cost and maximize return on investment. Our technology was developed at Caltech, deployed with research partners like NASA, proven-out with customers like Netflix and Children’s Hospital, and now scaling to fleets, corporations, and municipalities nationwide.

The Development Engineer I will be responsible for assisting Powerflex’s Business Development team through the pre-contract engineering process. This role will be involved in the overall vetting and preparing of projects for successful execution by the Project Engineering and Project Management team. This individual must exhibit excellent time management and organizational skills, as well as demonstrate the ability to effectively collaborate across departments and externally.

Location
This role is open to be 100% remote or a hybrid role out of one of our offices (Mountain View, CA, San Diego, CA or New York, NY.)

Responsibilities

  • Design 30% layout for new EV charging sites
  • Perform electrical site assessments for EV projects.
  • Collaborate and set expectations with internal teams regarding Technical Due Diligence during the Project Development phase
  • Help ensure project viability by communicating electric vehicle charging system technology requirements to Business Development team and Clients
  • Request, review, and approve proposals from external vendors (electrical engineer, vendor, structural engineer, etc.).
  • Review & Communicate cost information to Business Development team
  • Present as a subject-matter expert on system requirements by identifying challenges, communicating them to the project team and providing creative solutions
  • Work with wider engineering team to stay updated on best project practices to ensure a smooth project execution upon handoff to project construction team
  • Update and add EV component costs as necessary to ensure high level of accuracy for EV cost estimates

Qualifications
Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Flexibility with work hours and travel as needed for site walks, up to 30%
  • Understanding of Building & Electric Codes, EV charging, and basics of electrical engineering a plus
  • Experience with SalesForce and Excel a plus

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to work in a professional environment, working both with internal and external customers
  • Exhibit excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Thorough understanding of procedures and timelines of technical due diligence
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally and help lead meetings between various stakeholders
  • Partner with departments internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong multi-tasking ability, proven engineering skills

Compensation
The pay range for this position is $64,000 - $106,500 annually. This position is eligible for PowerFlex's comprehensive Health and Welfare plans including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan and paid time off. The total compensation for this position may include an annual performance bonus (or other incentive compensation, as applicable). PowerFlex's compensation packages carefully consider a candidate's qualifications, experiences, and education in relation to the position.

Physical Requirements
Remaining in a seated position. Long hours on computer keyboard. Prolonged periods of standing and/or walking.

Working Conditions
Approximately 70% of the time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Adobe etc.), telephones, and general office equipment. 30% of the time is spent traveling to conferences or meetings or field traveling to project sites.

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Our company-wide approach to diversity, equity and inclusion is focused on our workplace, community, and business outcomes. We believe DEI is a key component to our mission of delivering renewable solutions and leading the transition to a sustainable energy future. As such, we strive to become a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace by increasing access and development opportunities for underrepresented talent. Our aspiration is to build a culture of belonging and accountability by creating opportunities for growth and continuous listening to ensure actionable progress.

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