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Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer

Oakland, CA 94602

Posted: 08/30/2022 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Design Engineers Job Number: 95064

Job Description


PEAK Is looking for a Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer for a growing energy start company in East Bay.
  • Convert product requirements into technical specifications, develop conceptual and detailed designs along with necessary risk assessments; perform engineering analysis, prototyping and/or testing required to achieve robust and cost-effective solutions on the core technology as well as tooling and other equipment to support manufacturing, testing and other efforts.
  • Lead and manage a variety of projects concurrently within timelines and budgets.
  • Develop manufacturing processes and procedures, train staff and develop quality standards.
  • Design for high volume manufacturability and lower cost.
  • Develop specifications, working drawings, instructions and other related documents.
  • Equipment selection for functionality, cost and scalability.
  • Work closely with another functional team for real-time product design, development and project implementation.
  • Propose and execute product cost models and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Lead technical discussions and design review meetings.
  • Support purchasing efforts to source components and services by obtaining or developing necessary technical specifications.
  • Participate in vendor qualification as necessary.


  • Have 5 years of engineering experience from multiple industries and technologies; energy industry experience is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Have a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related areas.
  • A technically hands-on person with multiple successful product designs, design for cost and cost reduction activities.
  • Demonstrate creativity and out-of-the-box thinking through a proven track record of innovation and/or patent portfolio.
  • Ability to solve mechanical engineering problems and develops conceptual designs across disciplinary boundaries.
  • Have subject expertise in various mechanical engineering disciplines.
  • Have fluency in Solidworks.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Collaborate well with other disciplines to develop globally optimized solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative designs from blank sheets to the product
  • Plus: design experience for high-temperature environments, including high nickel alloys and/or refractory materials.


The position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California with the potential for partial remote work and may require traveling up to 30%.
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