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Sr. Project Engineer - Drivetrain 



Company Overview: Proterra was founded in 2004 with a vision to design and manufacture world-leading, advanced technology heavy-duty vehicles powered solely by clean domestic fuels. It was developed to deliver the “bus of tomorrow” and meet a need expressed by the Federal Transit Administration. With the launch of our fast charge EcoRide™ BE35 battery electric bus, Proterra has become the leading innovator of zero-emission commercial vehicle solutions. Proterra’s products help transit agencies deliver clean, quiet running, rider and neighborhood-friendly vehicles that also meet government regulations and local mandates. In fact, we are currently recognized by the California Air Resources Board as the first company that is currently delivering a full-size transit vehicle that meets California’s Zero Emission Bus Rules.

Position Overview

This position will be responsible for electric drivetrain design and release for Proterra programs and will support current and future vehicle projects.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Design and release of advanced electric drivetrain and related components for Proterra
  • Create drivetrain sub-system specifications and interface with key suppliers and manufacturing in support of vehicle level requirements
  • Lead and implement industry best practices for electric drivetrain design and the use of analytical tools to optimize system performance
  • Works with CAE resources to ensure high performance and efficiency of design
  • Ensure the drivetrain sub-systems are properly integrated with all other vehicle systems
  • Release design math and various other support drawings and works closely with mechanical design group to insure 3D data integrity and drawing accuracy
  • Create robust DFMEAs
  • Develop robust vehicle development and validation plans and work with product validation group to ensure product meets customer requirements
  • Author statement of requirements as part of strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Support test and field incident resolution for issues related to drivetrain functionality
  • Maintain State-of-the-Art knowledge of electric driveline related topics
  • Implement new technology and the development of future products and scaling of driveline manufacturing

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Required
  • 4-6 years minimum of progressive engineering experience within the transportation and/or drivetrain industry
  • Experience with CAE/FEA of electric drivetrain design
  • Commercial bus, heavy truck, automotive or vehicle systems design a plus
  • Vehicle electric driveline design and development experience a plus
  • Proficient in 3D CAD design of mechanical components: SolidWorks and CATIA preferred, UG acceptable

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of design, development, test, manufacturing and assembly operations (DFM)
  • Self-starter with the ability to balance and prioritize
  • Solid people, communication and presentation skills
  • Team player who understands and demonstrates by example the importance of working well with others both internal and external to the organization
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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