Project Engineer

Calnetix is a growing engineering and manufacturing company located in Southern California. We are making a positive contribution to society and the environment by helping to change the way the world harvests and utilizes energy. We enable OEMs across a wide range of industries to enhance and differentiate their current products and to innovate toward creating new products and markets. In partnership with OEMs, we utilize our innovative, high-speed motor generator technologies to help meet industry demand for more energy-efficient products that reduce energy consumption, reduce harmful emissions and enhance energy security

We are currently seeking a Project Engineer, with a technical background and strong project management and reporting experience who has the desire and capability to take on, own and execute development programs as well as repeat application projects using the company’s core technology. The job will require travel, meeting with customers, and understanding their businesses, applications, and products. With particular work ethic and dynamism, there are huge opportunities for growth within the company. In this position you will plan projects, schedule and execute designated projects from inception through the specification, design, fabrication, validation and testing of development and repeat projects, while providing positive contribution to the core engineering team from a project perspective.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with business development and customers to define projects scope, deliverables and specifications
  • Plan and update projects schedule and budget and coordinate with internal teams – engineering, operations, manufacturing and testing to execute projects plans
  • Communication with customers/ stakeholders and manage the customer expectations
  • Technical ownership, oversight and review of the design, both for internal and external reviews
  • Design contribution to the core engineering team in the areas of expertise
  • Coordinate Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Work with cross-functional team members to prepare test plans and obtain approval from customers, and also work with technician to execute test plans and resolve testing issues
  • Support customers in product commissioning and system integration at their sites
  • Work with Operations, Manufacturing engineers and Quality to disposition manufacturing deviations
  • Internal and external project reporting 
  • Work with business development and prepare proposals for the new projects and for the existing projects' added scope

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  • Engineering Degree (Mechanical/Electrical) with 3-5 years of project engineering experience
  • Experience with electric machines and/or variable frequency drives in aerospace or automotive applications highly desired
  • Strong project management or coordination experience
  • Must have Microsoft Project experience including Project Web App (PWA)
  • SolidWorks experience is strongly preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must have the bias and dynamism to execute and take ownership
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the power of positive persuasion
  • Evaluate options, propose solutions and make decisions when required

Intangibles Sought:

  • Team player with a willingness to learn
  • Detail oriented
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Leadership with the ability to motivate

Work Environment / Physical Demands

Depending on the phase of the project, the incumbent’s time will be split between office/desk, shop floor and off-site activities. Up to 20% travel may be required, domestic and international

Disclaimer - Description stated above, may not contain all of the actual skills requirements and/or abilities that are required of this position