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Director, Engineering | EV Realty | San Francisco, CA

EV Realty is seeking an experienced Director of Engineering to execute, lead and manage the full suite of engineering and technical activities required to design, engineer and implement grid-optimized commercial electric vehicle charging projects. You will be responsible for ensuring that EV charging infrastructure and other project components (including battery energy storage and solar PV) are designed, procured and constructed optimally and cost-effectively. In this role, you must possess the experience and skills to execute engineering design work, to review and oversee the work of contractors for quality and cost and to effectively manage scope/budget/schedule for outsourced engineering and construction work.

Principal Responsibilities & Key Results

  • Manage engineering deliverables for multiple projects with competing deadlines and resources
  • Serve as in-house subject matter expert and key point of contact on engineering and design matters from concept through commissioning
  • Perform initial assessments and lead the detailed design drawing for sites with a focus on the project’s civil and electrical architecture, optimizing sites to achieve long-term value
  • Prepare electrical designs and collaborate with Development to initiate and advance utility interconnection processes, including preparation of interconnection applications and single-line diagrams
  • Source and manage qualified external consultants to support engineering activities as needed, negotiating contracts and scopes of work and holding partners accountable through execution
  • Attend project site walks to ensure the Company’s engineering contractor(s) are performing and collecting all necessary information for design and permitting
  • Review and accept project design drawings produced by third parties
  • Research, obtain and apply critical design information including building and electrical code requirements to site design
  • Identify site constraints, exclusion areas and mitigations solutions
  • Perform load profile and usage estimates with and without load management solutions to inform project scoping and economics
  • Maintain current market and technical knowledge of EV, PV and battery energy storage system products and specifications as well as continuous interest in learning about new technologies in a dynamic and evolving field
  • Support or lead the selection of appropriate, best-in-class charging hardware and software, electrical equipment, PV, and energy storage, including EPC procurement efforts from preparation of technical exhibits to negotiations of the EPC contract and award
  • Work with vendors and other internal teams to develop, evaluate and standardize major equipment
  • Ensure deliverables meet high quality standards
  • Report regularly on engineering progress and setbacks and participate in meetings to communicate progress and expectations to all stakeholders in a timely and clear manner

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