Staff Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Charge Point
  • Reading, UK
  • Feb 06, 2020
Full Time Design Engineering: Mechanical

Job Description

About Us

With electric vehicles (EV's) expected to be 25% of new vehicle sales by 2025 and more than 50% by 2040, electric mobility is becoming a reality. ChargePoint is at the center of this revolution, powering the world’s leading EV charging network and most complete set of hardware, software and mobile solutions for every EV charging need. We bring together drivers, businesses, automakers, policymakers, utilities and other stakeholders to make e-mobility a reality globally.

Our fanatical focus on charging and 10+ years in business has made us an industry leader. Supported by $538 million from investors including American Electric Power, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Chevron Technology Ventures, Clearvision, Daimler Trucks & Buses, GIC, Quantum Energy Partners, BMW i Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures, Linse Capital, and Siemens, ChargePoint offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of creating an all-electric future and a trillion-dollar market. Join the team that is building the EV charging industry and make your mark on how people and goods will get everywhere they need to go, in any context, for generations to come.

Discover what it’s like to help build the fueling network of the future - check out our Engineering Blog.

What You Will Be Doing

The Mechanical Design Team is seeking a Staff Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team. As a member of the Mechanical Design team you will be a driving force of innovation and helping build the future of electric vehicle charging.

The Staff Mechanical Design Engineer will play a direct role in the design and execution of ChargePoint’s products.  We are seeking a confident and personable engineer who has exceptional mechanical design, analysis and visualization skills with a proven track record of delivering world-class products in cross-functional teams.

What You Will Bring to ChargePoint

As a Staff Mechanical Design Engineer, your responsibilities will include the full range of the product design process:

  • Researching, prototyping, and refining designs to solve engineering challenges
  • Executing designs from architecture to mass production
  • Designing for assembly / manufacturing
  • Design validation for parts and products
  • Interfacing with local and international suppliers
  • Root cause and failure analysis on current parts


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 8 years of industry experience in an engineering design role
  • Expertise in mass production processes:
    • Injection molding
    • CNC machining
    • Sheet metal (forming / stamping)
    • Cosmetic part finishing
  • Ability to balance product requirements (performance, thermal, power consumption, cost, geometric)
  • A self-starter who is comfortable driving multiple parts and aspects of the product design process simultaneously
  • Ability to learn quickly and operate outside of your comfort zone
  • Proficient in CAD (NX preferred, others accepted)

Desired Skills

The ideal candidate would also have design experience in the following areas: 

  • High power system and interconnect design (up to 1kV & up to 500A)
  • Ruggedized outdoor electro-mechanical products (IP protection)
  • Cooling system and thermal solution design (both air and liquid)
  • Material selection for functional and regulatory requirements
  • Experience with FEA and ability to perform stress/strain analysis


Reading, UK

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse team. ChargePoint is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

If there is a match between your experiences/skills and the Company needs, we will contact you directly.

ChargePoint is an equal opportunity employer. 
Applicants only - Recruiting agencies do not contact.


Impact areas


Climate solutions

Electric Vehicles  

Experience level

Senior Level  


501-1000 employees  

Organization type


Role Type


Will sponsor Visa