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Design Engineer

Volta Charging

3 weeks ago

Job type: Full-time

Hiring from: USA Only

Category: Design

At Volta we’re on a mission to accelerate the adoption of the electric vehicle. Volta creates city-wide free electric vehicle charging networks in major metropolitan areas. Our charging networks are free-to-use, free to our property partners, and monetized through brand sponsorships and digital media content.
We are seeking a Design Engineer to join our Operations team and be the first person to lead our in-house site design efforts. You will help forge a new path for Volta and expand what our teams are capable of achieving. You will create new tools, processes and design solutions as we establish this new function within Volta.
The Design Engineer will be responsible for creating and managing EVSE site designs, obtaining permits, and incorporating new technologies and products into design tools and templates. The Design Engineer will also work closely with Operations and cross functional teams on managing portfolios of various EVSE projects. 
We are open to this position being based at our Headquarters in San Francisco or working remotely. You will report to the Director of Construction Operations.

  • Create design drawings for EVSE sites including civil, electrical, and other drafting/design items required per project
  • Manage project admin items through project management tool and coordinate with cross functional teams as needed
  • Support permitting efforts, work with city staff on plan check comments, revise drawings and prepare materials to support permitting applications when needed
  • Create and maintain CAD templates, drafting standards, design details, and other CAD items
  • Be the master of your projects. Work with Volta Operations Project Managers on coordinating additional support for project designs as needed
  • Conduct field visits to project sites or AHJs for complex or difficult sites when required for special or complex projects 
  • Be customer facing and directly interact with property owners and site hosts to explain project progress and milestones

  • 3-5 years minimum of experience designing electrical projects, preferably in a related field (EVCS, solar, energy efficiency, telecom)
  • Familiarity with commercial electrical systems and 3-phase electricity
  • Engineering degree (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Sustainability, or equivalent) or Architecture degree with related technical experience
  • Experience with AutoCAD or other 2-D drafting program
  • Ability to work in an environment with ever-changing processes and requirements
  • Ability to self-manage and drive projects cross-functionally when needed. Work with others to ensure project success
  • Comfort with technology and software programs

Bonus Points
  • EIT in Civil or Electrical engineering
  • Field experience working on a construction site or making visits to active sites, knowledge of construction methods and processes
  • Ability to be customer facing if needed
  • Hands-on building (or hobby) experience

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