Electrical Systems Lead, ESS

Peak Energy

Peak Energy

Other Engineering
Burlingame, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

About the Company:

Peak Energy is the first American venture to advance globally proven Sodium-Ion battery systems as the storage standard for the new era of renewable energy on a resilient grid.

Sodium-Ion is cheap, readily available and safe, making it the leading contender in a rapidly evolving market.

Our leadership team is powered by decades of expertise in scaling gigawatt-level innovation at world-class companies such as Tesla, Northvolt, SunPower, Fluence, and Enovix. We are backed by strategic investment and product partners such as TDK Ventures and Eclipse Ventures.

We are a team of engineers, operators, entrepreneurs, and partners driven by a shared ambition to set the new performance standard for renewable energy and grid resilience.

About the Job:

Peak Energy is looking for an Electrical Systems Engineer to join our our Energy Storage Systems (ESS) team and lead the development of our gigawatt scale battery electrical and controls systems. This role will own the rationale for and implementation of Peak’s electrical systems design and will work with the other design and manufacturing teams along with external partners to provide design direction and engineering implementation leadership. This person is both a leader and a doer.


  • Contribute to system design and integration of Peak’s HV ESS from early development through continuous improvement
  • Integrate and develop battery management, power conversion and supervisory control modules external development cycles
  • Contribute to the development of tools, infrastructure and design practices for a growing team
  • Develop and manage electrical component requirements
  • Strong ownership, ensuring success of testing, system integration, production, validation and production of Peak products
  • Drive and participate in a culture of rapid protoyping and testing
  • A great team spirit and get-it-done attitude. No job is too big or too small.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 8+ years of experience working with HV systems
  • Strong electrical and controls engineering fundamentals
  • Familiarity with high voltage system design
  • Proficiency in electrical engineering tools (e.g., SPICE, Altium, Matlab)
  • Experience with design and manufacturing of medium to high volume products
  • Hands on prototyping, validation and testing experience
  • Passion for renewable energy, sustainability, and driving positive environmental impact through technology innovation.
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of battery chemistry, BMS (Battery Management Systems), and relevant electrical and safety standards.
  • Power electronics design experience
  • Supervisory control design experience
  • Utility-scale energy storage systems experience

At Peak Energy Technologies Inc., we believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace makes us a more capable, innovative, and competitive company. We welcome people who represent diversity in their backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Peak Energy Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, aiming to reach our company’s full potential by cultivating an inclusive workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.