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Senior Project Engineer- Battery

Company: Intertek
Location: Cortland
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Project Engineer - Battery
Intertek, a leading provider of ATIC (Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification) Services, is looking for a Senior Project Engineer to join our Electrical Battery Lab team in Cortland, NY. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow a versatile career in battery and energy storage. By joining Intertek, your contributions will be valued as we continue to help the world Build Back Ever Better.
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 44,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers' operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.
The electrical team provides assurance, testing, inspection and certification for a variety of electric products, including appliances, consumer electronics, lighting, medical devices, information communications technology, HVACR, industrial, and energy transmission and distribution. Our dedicated professionals help ensure the quality and safety of electrical products used by people throughout the world.
Listed examples are illustrative and representative of the tasks required of the Senior Project Engineer and are not intended to be complete or exclusive.

  • Independently, conduct on and off-site evaluation of products to determine compliance with applicable standard(s). The Sr. Project Engineer is responsible for more complex projects. To do this, Sr. Project Engineer must:

  • Read and determine applicability of national codes and standards clauses for the EUT (equipment under test);

  • Read and understand schematics and manufacturing instructions.

  • Validate the project scope and sample applicability.

  • Under scope of the project, identify and locate test instruments and equipment required for testing.

  • Follow established test plan.

  • Set up and operate EUT; perform and document simple repairs on EUT as needed.

  • Conduct thorough construction review; document results.

  • Perform testing of products in accordance with standards. Core tests include, but are not limited to: rating, leakage current, dielectric, temperature, pressure, stability, mechanical hazard, flammability, abnormal and fault insurance, rain, radiation, sound, and laser.

  • Train and mentor less senior technical staff.

  • Provide local technical expertise and maintain reviewer status in one or more product categories.

  • Proactively develop and communicate test procedures, new test fixtures and report shells for local office.

  • Investigate technical complaints for the local office and support accreditations efforts by performing technical audits locally.

  • Demonstrate enough product and/or standards knowledge to be considered an expert in multiple product categories for the local office.

  • Provide quotations for a large array of standards and complex projects and products.

  • Actively represent Intertek by participating on standards/industry committees and/or associations.

  • Perform preliminary design reviews (PDR) both on and off site.

  • Perform field labeling jobs.

  • Follow sample handling procedures, ensuring that sample is logged in and out of the system. Move equipment as needed through the facility. Properly package sample for shipment.

  • Provide complex sales support such as giving presentations during client visits.

  • Communicate project status and test results to client, sales personnel, and management throughout testing. Provide on-going support to clients as needed.

  • Within policy guidelines, identify, properly document, and recommend engineering judgments.

  • Perform other work as required.


    • Bachelor's degree in electrical /Physics engineering with 5 -7 years experience. Demonstrated experience with U.S., Canadian, and other international product safety standards, i.e., ANSI, CSA, UL, EN, IEC is preferred

    • Experience in battery and energy storage standards such as UL 1973,UL 1642, UL 2054, UL 9540, IEC 62133-1/2, UN 38.3 etc.

    • A minimum 3-4 years of experience on performing Battery certification work.

    • A minimum 5 years testing and certification experience for product safety.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact effectively and efficiently with internal customers as well as well as external.

    • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Suite)

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as a team player.

    • Ability to work well under tight schedule in a team environment

    • Excellent customer service skills

    • Strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills with an eagerness to learn

    • Effective time and project management skills in order to efficiently handle a variety and multiple project requests (quotations, certification projects, etc.) in order to meet on time delivery and improve turnaround timelines for customer project completion dates.

    • Up to 30% travel as Business dictates.

    • A valid driver's license and reliable driving record is required.

      Why work at Intertek?
      Intertek is a world leader in the $250 billion Quality Assurance market, with a proven, high-quality business model and a global network of customer-focused operations and highly engaged subject matter experts. At Intertek, we exercise our spirit of innovation, the passion of our people and our unmatched customer commitment to realize our purpose of making the world an ever better, safer, and more sustainable place for all. Learn more about Our History ( and What We Do ( .
      Intertek is committed to a safe work environment for our employees and clients. Learn more about our COVID-19 Policy ( .
      What we have to offer:
      When Working with Intertek ( , you can expect salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, generous vacation/sick time (PTO), tuition reimbursement and more.
      Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.
      Intertek believes that Our People ( are our strongest tool for success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer ( and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
      For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, or who need assistance applying, please email or call 1-877-694-8543 (option #5) to speak with a member of the HR Department.

Keywords: Intertek, Syracuse , Senior Project Engineer- Battery, Professions , Cortland, New York

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