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Battery Safety Engineer

Homologation & Safety

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking a Battery Safety Engineer.  This position requires an experienced professional with a firm appreciation of the challenges associated with the safe design, production, and integration of energy-dense high-performance high voltage battery packs in a vehicle. 

Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

  • Be responsible for developing and documenting the safety case of the high voltage vehicle battery. This includes electrical, mechanical and thermal safety topics and applies to the battery at every stage of its life from prototyping, through production, customer use and end of life
  • Conduct safety analysis based on your understanding of every aspect of the battery system design, using engineering tools such as Fault Tree Analysis, DFMEA, Functional Safety processes, etc
  • Integrate with and advise the existing engineering team regarding battery safety
  • Validate battery safety cases, ensure regulatory compliance and field safety of the battery systems
  • Articulate and advocate for battery safety effectively to every level of management. Use engineering fundamentals to explain safety topics to engineers not directly in the battery safety field


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering, Master's Preferred
  • Direct experience in the mechanical and/or electrical design of highvoltage components
  • Knowledge of the energetic failure modes of batteries
  • Proven track record of effective documentation of sensitive and mission-critical topics
  • Competent knowledge of electrical, mechanical and materials theories, and the ability to articulate and demonstrate your knowledge
  • A history of working independently with limited oversight or input
  • Ability to mitigate unforeseen problems creatively and effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Preferred:
  • The ability to show and explain extra-curricular activities that demonstrate initiative and a genuine passion in a similar or related field. This could be a conversation piece or a more formal portfolio of work.
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