Project Development Engineer (PDE)

Salary Range: $136k-$150k

Project Development Engineer

About EVCS

EVCS was founded in 2018 and has quickly become one of the largest and fastest-growing public EV charging networks on the US West Coast. With almost 800 AC Level 2 and DC Fast chargers and plans to double in size in the next 12 months, EVCS offers drivers an expansive network of fast, reliable, affordable, and conveniently located chargers across California, Oregon and Washington. Powered by 100% renewable energy, EVCS is disrupting the mobility industry through a turn-key approach that utilizes public and private funding to encourage the installation of fast-charging stations. In addition to closing a $68.8M Series A funding in June 2022, EVCS has secured over $75M in government funding and engaged nearly 150 public and private site hosts, including Fortune 500 companies and underrepresented communities, to build and grow its net-zero-carbon network. Furthermore, EVCS offers EV drivers an industry-first fixed-rate subscription charging. This includes unlimited charging plans designed for high-mileage and rideshare drivers, with potential savings of hundreds of US dollars annually. If you thrive in fast-paced, mission-driven, high-performing environments, EVCS is the right fit for your next career move.

The Project Development Engineer will plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee Engineering and Construction operations in the organization, reporting to Head of Construction. You will be accountable for managing internal and external Engineering and Contractor resources, to ensure the development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems. Tasked with collaborating on the engineering and building process, with our Project Management team. This process begins with the initial site evaluation, leading to streamlined permitting and cost-effective construction, and concludes with the Commissioning process in collaboration with the NetOps division. You will be overseeing our EV charging network within your region.

• Ramp up on EVCS’ pipeline from site evaluation and design through permitting and into construction and commissioning
• Develop proficiency with all productivity and Reporting tools. (i.e. SalesForce, Kechie)
• Build strong working relationships with region’s design firms, Site Sales partners, and EVCS’ internal team.
• Create and review development engineering deliverables such as project cost estimations, conceptual layout designs, and single-line diagrams.
• Produce scope of work and track project deadlines and deliverables from engineering partners (e.g., site surveys, preliminary and permit package engineering).
• The Project Development Engineer will be accountable for excellent quality control and code compliance on all design activities from proposal to detailed engineering.
• Execute on standardized design and construction logistics approaches optimizing design.
• Capable of identifying and coordinating projects with the Local Utility Co. on projects that require new utility service
• Deep understanding of L2 and DCFC design principles to ensure efficient first steps for each project
• Managing the project budget; reviewing and approving construction bids and change orders throughout the construction process
• Forecasting, scheduling deployment, and managing all components of highly complex installations.
• Responsible for meeting project budgets and ensuring that designs reflect accurate build parameters, to prevent excessive in-field changes.
• Providing support as needed to general contractors during all phases of construction.
• Exercising ownership of not just individual sites but the overall portfolio of projects within your region
• Keeping all stakeholders aligned and aware on the progress of all installations by submitting regular project reports.

Compensation and Benefits
  • Competitive salary paid weekly
  • Equity ownership via incentive stock options grants
  • No cost, unlimited EV charging on the EVCS and affiliated partner networks
  • Company sponsored health insurance plans
  • Company sponsored Dental PPO
  • Company sponsored Vision
  • Voluntary FSA and HSA plans
  • 401K with 3% employer contribution
  • 9 paid Holidays & company closure from Christmas to New Year’s Day


  • 5+ years’ experience in Construction Management and Site Development OR 5+ years’ experience as a Design Engineer, with focus on Electrical Engineering
  • Traveling regularly. You will be spending 50%-75% of time on sites throughout deployment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Adaptability, flexibility in the face of changing business requirements and conditions
  • Ability to manage third-party design contractors professionally on a day-to-day basis
  • Ability to manage external clients professionally on a day-to-day basis
  • Previous experience in Construction Management projects and knowledge of regulations and permits required
  • Organization skills and the ability to plan ahead and multitask in order to meet deadlines and keep projects under budget.
  • Comfort with significant driving time (this is required in this role)
  • Resourcefulness (you can embrace the scrappy) and entrepreneurial spirit; you achieve results with far fewer resources than a big company would have
  • Confident working remotely and operating independently
  •  Valid driving license (this is required for the role)
  • Acceptable driving history for three years pre-employment, and continuing while employed (this is required for the role)
  • A meticulous eye for project details and a diligence in finding solutions: you can easily point to a track record of success in this area
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Logistics, Engineering or other industry related field required OR BS/MS in Engineering (electrical engineering preferred)
  • PE or EIT preferred
  • EV space/sustainability, renewables (commercial solar/energy storage) or Engineering industry experience is preferred but not required
  • Understanding of distribution network and utility/AHJ requirements

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