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Sr. Project Engineer - Interiors 


Sr. Project Engineer – Interiors

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Design portions of engineering solutions for interior components based on established engineering and quality principles and in accordance with Proterra best practices and guidelines.
  • Collaborate and communicate with internal and external cross-functional teams on engineering design and development.
  • Use CAD to create parts, assemblies, and drawings.
  • Create and release ECOs, according to established project milestones and targets.
  • Support design, sourcing, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing activities.
  • Maintain BOMs and manage data releases in accordance with project milestones and targets.
  • Participate as a member of project team, comprised of other internal engineers and external development partners, to develop reliable, cost effective, and high-quality solutions
  • Coordinate meetings, lead design reviews, and track and resolve issues.
  • Oversee design, development, and analysis of 3D CAD models and product assemblies, while ensuring coordination with interconnected vehicle systems.
  • Write requirements, performance specifications, and DVP&Rs.
  • Work hard, exceed expectations, challenge transit industry conventions, and relentlessly strive to make a truly exceptional product.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to apply analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of design of basic mechanical parts and systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate design proposals and negotiate options.
  • Ability to use 3D CAD software as an engineering design tool.
  • Ability to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Ability to network with senior personnel in own area of expertise.
  • Ability to digest general instructions on routine work and new projects / assignments.
  • Ability to build productive internal/external working relationships.

Job Complexity:

  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. or higher in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 4 years of related experience in mechanical or manufacturing engineering.
  • Knowledge of interior components (transit or automotive).
    • Including…
      • Manufacturing processes for plastic components (injection molding, thermoforming, 3D-printing, etc).
      • Design for manufacturability.
      • Development of typical sections.
      • Ideal interface conditions to improve fit and finish.
  • Ability to self-direct and adapt quickly to changes.
  • Proficiency with standard 3D CAD software, preferably Solidworks.
    • CATIA V5 and/or V6 are also acceptable.
Position Requirements  
EOE Statement Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  

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