Senior Member of the Technical Staff at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Operations Engineering

Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

QuantumScape is the leader in developing next-generation, lithium-metal, solid-state batteries that will revolutionize energy storage and power a lower-carbon future. The company is building a better battery that enables electric vehicles to charge faster, go further, last longer, stay safer and cost less than current electric or gas-powered vehicles.

We are seeking a highly motivated Engineer to lead our **Equipment Install Design team. **The Engineer will be charged with overseeing design of all major equipment installation packages to increase R&D capability or manufacturing capacity. The ideal candidate must be able to provide design experience, supervision, and strong engineering support. You must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and cross-functional teams throughout the organization.


Lead in-house and outsourced Electrical, Mechanical and Process engineers and designers.

Meet with key project stakeholders, project managers, consultants/vendors and business partners regularly to understand requirements for installing new equipment.

Design and/or oversee development of equipment installation (MEPS) plans and documents to accomplish goals on time and on budget.

Improve designs and standards with feedback from design, installation, and manufacturing processes.

General responsibilities include supporting through good engineering practices, space planning, architectural and engineering design, project estimating, useful life analysis, reliability engineering, pilot facility design, manufacturing engineering, and engineering team development.

Implements policies and procedures for design engineering operations.

Assists in the review of annual operating budget and capital budget and ensures the department strives to operate within budget each year.

Primary focus is to look for ways to engineer with sound cost savings/avoidance, risk mitigation, and "green" engineering practices in mind.

Support the Capital Justification Process, reviewing various stakeholder requests for code compliance, MEP capacity limitations, space conflicts or other challenges.

Liaise with Lab Operations, Lab Services, Environmental Health Safety and Security (EHS&S), Procurement, IT, Finance, other department leaders.

**Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies: **

Ability to make calculations to support engineering design.

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical) or Construction Management.

7+ years experience in technical construction project management or engineering.

Ability to estimate capital projects and develop budgets for projects.

Registered Professional Engineer a plus.

Develop, implement, and improve design/ engineering guidelines and standards to ensure consistency between buildings and sites.

Ability to effectively supervise groups of workers and set and communicate priorities.

Ability to consider relative costs and benefits of potential actions and make the appropriate determination.

Proficiency with MS Office.

Advanced skills with computer applications such as AutoCad, Revit, BlueBeam, etc.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Member of the Technical Staff
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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