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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