Utah State University's ASPIRE ERC is a leading research center to advance the development of the electric vehicle infrastructure industry. ASPIRE has an immediate opening for a Lead Engineer (Research Engineer Principal) for wireless charging applications. The successful candidate for this position will be central to applications development and will provide advanced engineering support and leadership on major research projects. This position will be responsible for laying out timelines for wireless charging applications, working with center leadership to identify standards and design recommendations for new technology, and will manage installation efforts at multiple program sites. The Lead Engineer will also be responsible for guiding our skilled engineering team to accomplish project directives and meet schedule and budget constraints.
The primary responsibility of the Lead Engineer for wireless charging applications is to define research project direction and facilitate the development of technology leading to embedded roadway charging electrical systems. The Lead Engineer will provide input to center leadership to determine system standards and installation requirements, and work with industry partners to deploy developed technology into field applications.
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ASPIRE ERC is a multi-university industry funded research center led by Utah State University and funded through the National Science Foundation. Resources at USU include the state-of-the-art Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Research Facility and Test Track, the USU Power Electronics Laboratory (UPEL), and the Utah Transportation Center (UTC). Facilities at the EVR include a quarter mile electrified test track, microgrid with 128 kW solar array, 100 kWh energy storage, and real-time hardware in the loop simulation capability, a high bay research facility with 750 kW utility service, vehicle lift and vehicle dyno, and bidirectional AC and DC power supply and battery system testing equipment.
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