Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

AEDD PMTS - Electrical Engineer



Other Engineering
California, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

QuantumScape developed the industry’s first anode-less cell design, which delivers high energy density while lowering material costs and simplifying manufacturing. Our innovative battery cell technology can store energy more efficiently and reliably than today’s lithium-ion batteries.

We are seeking a Principle Electrical Engineer on the Automation Equipment Design and Development team that is responsible for designing and building the automation and robotic equipment for the solid-state battery factory. As a Principle Electrical Engineer, you will be working on electrical design, architecture, implementation, and assessment of automated equipment, own the electrical standard, code compliance, hardware selection, drawing schematics and review process of the project as well as additional functions such as supplier relations, procurement, installation and safety assessment.


• Design and specify UL control panels and system BOM. Work with UL shops for implementation and testing.

• Design and sizing AC and DC power distribution.

• Safety PLC I/O system design, and safety I/O components selection, such as door locks, safety switches, as well as safety category (or Performance Level) evaluations.

• Design the wiring for the OEM controllers, i.e. robot controller, motion controller, vision system, and create and maintain the system wiring diagram.

• Design cable harness as required.

• Design system field bus topology and network topology.

• Design and implement control reliable safety circuits for the automated tools with safety robots, and other high-volume manufacturing equipment as per codes and standards.

• Participate new tool concept designs and contribute to the automation solutions, critical component selections, and transform concept layouts/designs into fabrication & installation drawings with trade off consideration of specification, lead-time, complexity, and real-world process requirements.

• Participate in QS electrical specification and standard creation and implementations.

• As an experienced source of controls electrical engineering, mentor junior engineers sharing knowledge and know how of design, standards and proper implementation.

• Support existing equipment trouble shooting, CIP and future new tools development.

• Create and maintain proper documentations.

Minimum Requirements:

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years’ experience or a Master’s degree and 8+ years’ experience with an educational background in Electrical or Mechatronic Engineering.

• In depth knowledge of electrical designs compliancy, codes, and standards or equivalent (local voltage usage, regulations, governing bodies)

• Proficiency designing electrical & power distribution systems in AutoCAD Electrical

• Proficiency in field network topology, both theory and practical applications

• Proficiency selecting appropriate circuit protectors, wire and cable, sensors, safety hardware, PLC hardware, remote I/O, and servo systems

• Experience creating project documentation, drawings, inspections, etc.

• Good written and spoken communication skills

• Multi-tasking ability, priority management and sense of urgency

• Able to work under pressure per tight schedule

• Knowledge of system and parts reliability


Mid-point salary range for this role is $183,818. Final base compensation will be based on a candidates qualifications. QuantumScape also offers an annual bonus and a generous RSU/Equity package as part of its compensation plan. In addition, we do offer a tremendous benefits plan including employer sponsored health insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), and other exciting perks.

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.