Project Engineer - Transportation Electrification

Everest Consultants, Inc
Portland, Oregon
Jun 19, 2024
Jul 01, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Consulting
Job Title: Project Engineer, Transportation Electrification
Duration: 12-month contract (opportunity for an extension)
Location: Portland, OR (hybrid)
Pay Range: $72.34 $7 5.56 per hour

Our Portland-based client is seeking a highly motivated Transportation Electrification Project Engineer to support the development and implementation of new TE projects and programs. This role involves working closely with the TE programs team to develop and execute managed charging demonstration projects, including demand response, optimized charging, and vehicle-to-everything technologies. The ideal candidate will possess an engineering background, utility experience, and familiarity with test engineering and product development principles. This position offers the opportunity to work on the leading edge of electric vehicle charge management technology and contribute to a clean energy future through innovative demonstration projects.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Define project scope, learning objectives, test plans, and other project plan elements to ensure valuable project outcomes and evaluate the potential for larger scale deployment.
  • Lead the execution of test plans, including software integrations, communication protocols, and data sharing while identifying and addressing potential challenges.
  • Develop strategies to evaluate project results against objectives, analyze data, and document and share learnings with key stakeholders.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, providing clear direction for projects, answering technical questions, and staying current with relevant technologies and engineering practices.
  • Follow the strategic innovation process and project management methodology for stakeholder engagement, tracking, approvals, evaluation, and governance.

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (electrical, civil, mechanical, or other engineering disciplines) from an ABET-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3+ years in engineering, preferably with utilities and utility programs.
  • Must-have skills: Utility/flex load experience, test engineering/product development, self-starter/initiative.
  • Nice-to-have skills: Project management, TE experience (EV charger hardware/software), collaboration/teamwork.
  • Preferred experience includes designing tests and evaluating results, project management, knowledge of electric vehicle charging hardware, software, and communication protocols (including bi-directional charging), experience with electric vehicle charge management systems, DRMS, DERMS, or VPP.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical fundamentals (volts, amps, kilowatts, kilowatt-hours).
  • Ability to quickly develop and apply learnings, take initiative without clear direction, collaborate well in cross-functional teams, make strong decisions, and communicate effectively both in writing and orally.

The following benefits are offered for this position: medical, dental, & vision insurance, short-term disability, life and AD&D insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan.

Everest Consultants is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal civil rights laws. Project Engineer - Transportation Electrification