Industrial Automation Engineer



Energy Vault

Energy Vault is the creator of renewable energy storage products that are transforming the world’s approach to utility-scale energy storage for grid resiliency. Applying conventional physics fundamentals of gravity and potential energy, the system combines an innovative crane design that lifts specially designed, massive composite blocks with a proprietary, cloud-based software platform which orchestrates the storage and discharge of electricity. Utilizing eco-friendly materials and manufacturing processes at unprecedented economics, Energy Vault is accelerating the shift to a fully renewable world.


The Role

As Industrial Automation Engineer, you will own the component communication within our energy storage towers. You will meld electronic controls of assembly processes, understanding all the moving parts including trolleys, winches, and elevators. You will ensure that the software properly directs the hardware movements in a safe and efficient manner.

Ideally, you will be able to work part of the time in our Westlake Village, CA office; we allow the flexibility of work-from-home days.


you will do

  • Participate in reviews and work with mechanical engineers to ensure proper implementation of features.
  • Interpret mechanical design drawings for electrical requirements (e.g., SolidWorks, Inventor).
  • Evaluate and document system cost/complexity trade studies.
  • Design and evaluate system according to safety regulations and NEC and European requirements.
  • Understand requirements for GUI/communication interfaces, networking and create specifications based on these requirements.
  • Develop electrical design, schematics and drawings in CAD.
  • Research supplier products for components, specify and select automation components.
  • Develop electrical controls bills of material.
  • Deploy and configure system components per application specifications.
  • Shape a culture of collaboration, innovation, constant improvement, excellence, transparency, open mindedness, humility, integrity, efficiency, joy, compassion, and fulfillment.

Candidate will possess

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • 7+ years’ field experience in control and industrial automation systems.
  • Familiarity with international design standards (UL, CE, etc.).
  • Experience commissioning and documenting electronic systems.
  • Network connectivity experience.
  • High schedule flexibility.
  • Ability to travel for vendor visits, test site support, field installation, startup, and commissioning.



  • Experience with Siemens Automation systems for elevators and trolleys.
  • Experience with crane, mining/metals systems, controlled drive technology, field buses, HMI systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform early phase trade studies, design, and ultimate commissioning.
  • Familiarity with Project Data Management and requirements tracking systems.
  • Competency with both VFD based AC motor drive design and DC brushless motor drive design and power generation.
  • Proven ability to produce compliance and test documentation/reports to support approved electrical system design and grid-compliant tie-in per approved standards.
  • A passion for our shared vision of carbon neutrality by 2050.

At Energy Vault we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We believe inclusion creates opportunity for collaborative excellence through diversity of thought. We invite individuals of all genders, races, identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, national origins, abilities, protected veteran status, religions, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds to explore employment with our organization.



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