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Electrical Engineer

Terabase Energy

Terabase Energy

Other Engineering
Davis, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Job Details

Davis, California - Davis, CA
$120,000.00 - $150,000.00 Salary/year


About Us

Terabase Energy, Inc. is a Berkeley, CA-based venture backed startup that was founded by solar industry veterans as a result of a technology spinout from SunPower Corporation in 2019. Our mission is to accelerate the renewable energy transition by reducing soft costs and improving efficiency in the development, procurement and construction of large renewable energy projects. We serve our global clients using technology we develop and are already working on some of the largest and most impactful solar powerplant projects in the world.

The Role

The Electrical Engineer will be working with the Controls and Mechanical Engineering teams on prototyping and perfecting solar construction automation equipment from scratch.

  • Take part in equipment conceptual development and balance product specifications, requirements, complexity, cost, and lead-time.

  • Design and implement electrical schematics per national standards (UL508A, NFPA79, NFPA70/NEC, etc.)

  • Design and implement and control reliable safety systems for manufacturing equipment as per national standards (ANSI, ISO, etc.)

  • Select and size electrical components and power distribution panels

  • Create manufacturing drawings and installation/user documentation

  • Oversee electrical cabinet builds, inspection, and field wiring

  • Build Terabase electrical specifications and standards as well as enforcement thereof

  • Develop and manage suppliers for all development phases including specification, design, acceptance, and installation of electrical equipment and cabinets

  • Develop and maintain proper documentation for all electrical equipment and associated usage procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering

  • At least 4 years of relevant professional experience designing electrical systems and schematics in industrial settings

  • Ability to communicate with team members and business partners effectively

  • Approach each day with a sense of urgency

  • Hands on experience working on industrial automation equipment

  • In-depth knowledge of electrical design compliancy for different regions including national standards (UL508A, NFPA79, NFPA 70/NEC, etc.)

  • In depth knowledge of designing electrical & power distribution systems in AutoCAD or EPLAN

  • 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, VFD and servo systems

  • Experience creating and maintaining project documentation, EPLAN projects, drawings, inspections, permits, etc.

  • Travel, 20-30%

Compensation And Benefits

Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within each posted range individual pay is determined (and may be greater or higher) dependent on work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Terabase offers competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Generous time off and holiday policy

  • Remote flexibility

  • Flexible time off

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Career progression

  • 401k match

  • Stock options

  • Home office set up allowance

  • And much more!

Terabase is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, employ, train, promote, and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and abilities. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

We do not discriminate for any reason including race, color, sex, gender, age, religion or religious creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military/ veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another, our products, the diverse consumers we represent, and the communities we call home.

Principles only. This role is not open to receiving agency candidates and any contingent submissions will not be considered. Terabase Energy does not utilize third party recruitment agencies. Please contact our Recruiting team at careers@terabase.energy with any staffing related inquires.