Sr Mgr_ Development Engineering-Change Management

About the Role – You will:

  • Manage, mentor, and support the cell engineering team as needed. Lead recruitment efforts as the hiring manager.

  • Stay informed of the business' commercial and technical needs for the future, and translate such needs into staffing, equipment, and resources to support all necessary cell engineering activities.

  • Maintain relationships with current cell suppliers, support design/process change approvals and support investigations into manufacturing anomalies.
  • Establish and develop relationships with new potential cell suppliers, including those that have promising novel cell technologies.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for engineering teams to answer cell- related questions.
  • Test cells in various industry standard and Proterra proprietary experiments. Work with various chemistries and cell form factors. Perform electrical, characterization, and safety tests.
  • Identify modeling needs to support all questions regarding performance, lifetime, and thermal behavior of cells. Investigate best options and support model development, validation, and usage.
  • Support BMS software development efforts by providing power limits and algorithms that maximize cell performance without compromising safety and lifetime.
  • Support battery engineering and customer engineering efforts as needed.
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of field data from deployed batteries. Apply learnings to the entire cell engineering value chain as opportunities arise.
  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends, advancements, and best practices related to lithium-ion cells.
  • About Our Group:

  • This role is part of the larger Battery Technology Team. The Battery Technology Team's work is guided by our team values:

  • Purpose: We work towards a sustainable future for all by leading battery technology development and enabling electrification in every sector of transportation.
  • Initiative: We encourage taking ownership to find creative solutions to challenges. We're not afraid to fail.
  • Humility: We recognize when we're not the expert, ask for help when needed, and change our minds when we get new information.
  • Critical Thinking: We are both creative and analytical. We break problems down to the fundamentals and question assumptions.
  • Intellectual Challenge: We are continuously learning and growing so that we can strategically tackle hard problems that push the industry forward.
  • Community & Diversity: We actively work to build a supportive space where people from diverse backgrounds can bring their whole selves to work, connect meaningfully, and grow both as individuals and as a group.
  • Kindness: We're more productive when we treat each other with empathy and respect. We support each other and offer meaningful help.
  • Fun: We purposefully create outlets to take breaks and have fun. We believe we should be inspired by our jobs and each other.
  • You will report to the Director of Systems Engineering and collaborate with other Engineering team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame.

  • About You:

  • Proactive
  • Able to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Customer-focused attitude
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, and diligent.
  • Flexible and open to change
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and problem-solving skills including challenging assumptions.
  • Able to prioritize tasks and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Your Experience Includes:

  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in lithium-ion cells from an product integrator role (e.g: automotive OEM).
  • BS in an engineering field or equivalent experience.
  • Travel: 0 - 15%

    Job details


    Sr Mgr_ Development Engineering-Change Management




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 16, 2024

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    About the employer

    As major cities convert to 100% electric fleets, Proterra vehicles have become the most popular electric buses on the road in North America. With more than 10 years of experience delivering heavy-duty electric transit vehicles, Proterra has sold 1,300+ buses to 135+ transit agencies across 43 U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

    To provide operators with a comprehensive set of products to deploy and scale their EV fleets, Proterra also offers a turn-key approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for commercial electric vehicles. In addition to high-power charging systems, Proterra Energy fleet solutions include charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance, and energy optimization.


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