Battery and Pack Design Engineer
Designing and developing the battery cells, modules, packs, along with cooling, charging, and safety systems that go into an EV requires large amounts of engineering work. The cell must be configured based upon electrochemical research and the pack performance must be tailored to the specific EV it is intended to go into. As the range and capabilities of EVs continue to improve, the batteries have grown larger, yet now cost less per kilowatt-hour.
The path to becoming a battery engineer is primarily through a university degree in mechanical or sometimes chemical engineering. Employment can be found among the Tier 1 EV battery suppliers, smaller start-up battery companies, large OE carmakers, or even start-up EV companies. This is a career that will only increase in opportunities as electrification moves mainstream.