Engineering Design Manager, Safe Storage Solution

2022 08 15 kulr

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KULR Technology Group is a publicly traded company (NYSE: KULR) with a vibrant startup dynamic, headquartered in San Diego, CA. Our mission is developing energy management platforms to accelerate the global transition to a circular electrification economy. We create sustainable solutions that benefit humanity using space proven engineering, making the world of batteries and electronics cooler, lighter, and safer. We operate in four verticals: e-mobility, environmental/energy storage, industrial/consumer tools, and aerospace/defense. Our technologies have been deployed by NASA, including applications on the Space Station and Mars Rover.

Job Title: Engineering Design Manager, Safe Storage Solutions

Reports to: Director of Engineering

Position Overview:

KULR Technology Corporation specializes in lithium-ion battery safety and thermal runaway containment. A pillar of KULR’s products and programs is our Safe Storage Solutions (SafeX) product line. With this product line KULR offers solutions for transportation and storage of lithium-ion cells and batteries that are prototypes, dead, end-of-life, and/or ready for recycling. Of recent, KULR has launched the SafeCASE solution for 2.5 kWh storage/transportation and the SafeSLEEVE solution for 300 Wh capacity. As KULR continues to go, so does the associated SafeX programs and product line verticals. KULR is now looking for an Engineering Design Manager for the Safe Storage Solutions programs/products who will become the primary owner and responsible engineering official for the associated development activities.  The design manager will manage (1) a small team of engineers through ongoing and future development activities, (2) program cost, and (3) program schedule, and will also be the technical face of the product directly to key customers. Development activities include design management, rigorous thermal runaway abuse testing campaigns, and design qualification. The design manager will also support all cross-development activities associated with volume production of the SafeX product lines.


  • Lead the Safe Storage Solutions (SafeX) team to successful outcomes through training, development, engagement. 
  • Lead design and development efforts by leveraging project management tools such as Microsoft Project and Solidworks PDM. 
  • Lead engineering design reviews on behalf of the SafeX team and support the in-line engineers with product drawing reviews. Design reviews include, but are not limited to, System Requirements Review (SRR), Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR), Design for Manufacturing (DFM), and Final Design Review (FDR).
  • Support the drafting, editing, and reviewing of language associated with, but not limited to:
    • Systems Requirements Document (SRD)
    • Qualification Plan (QP)
    • Test Plans and Procedures (TPPs)
    • Testing and Analysis Reports
    • Technical datasheets and marketing materials
  • In-line participation in design, test, and analysis activities
  • Lead the team in Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) exercises. 
  • Cost and schedule management.
  • Interface with customer.
  • Support sales for new development requests from customers.
  • Communicate expectations clearly, support team members with resources and on-the-job training as needed. 
  • Create cohesion and community on the team to deliver measurable outcomes.  
  • Oversight of and responsibility for design progress through KULR Product Design Process (PDP)
  • Effective cross-department communication and collaboration with manufacturing, operations, supply chain, and quality teams. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position will supervise 2-5 staff.

Supervisor duties to include:

  1. Screens applications, interviews candidates, and recommends individuals for hiring.
  2. Trains and assigns work to new and continuing employees.
  3. Delegates tasks and provides effective direction to team members to produce substantial business results.
  4. Independently conducts frequent performance feedback weekly, quarterly and annually, to include annual performance evaluations.
  5. Makes recommendations for salary increases, merit increases and reclassifications.
  6. In conjunction with HR, determines corrective action as needed for direct reports.


  • B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical, or Electrochemical Engineering (required)
  • Experience leading small engineering teams (required).
  • 7-9 years’ experience with design and manufacturing of engineering products. 10+ years’ experience desired.
  • Experience designing for volume product system enclosures (desired)
  • Prior experience or knowledge of battery safety and thermal runaway protection measures (desired).
  • Cross-system experience involving, or interacting with, the design of lithium-ion battery structural, mechanical, and electrical systems (desired).
  • Previous hands-on experience in laboratory testing environment involving participation in test execution, data recording, and report writing (desired).
  • Graduate degree in STEM field (desired)
  • Certifications in PMP, project management, or alterative (desired)
  • Prior experience with high voltage systems (desired).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Expertise with design for volume manufacturing of engineering systems.
  • Experience involving, or interacting with, lithium-ion battery systems.
  • Experience involving, or interacting with, enclosures designed for volume production.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others, build effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to accomplish business objectives.  
  • Demonstrated ability to assume personal accountability, address limitations, exhibits honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, assessing business needs and using problem solving skills to address challenges.  
  • Demonstrated ability to serve and actively contribute as an active team member on the immediate team and the larger organization. Ability to support the team effort without necessarily taking the lead. 
  • Able to generate new insights into situations and encourage innovation to generate successful outcomes.  Creates, designs, and implements programs or processes.  
  • Ability to achieve measurable goals and results to support of organizational success. 
  • Ability to understand and analyze underlying organizational issues.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to build effective relationships to achieve business results. 
  • Strong demonstrated written and verbal communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community. 
  • cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities. 
  • Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.  

Physical Demands/Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee may encounter while performing this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Office Work Environment 

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures and viewing a computer terminal. The work is performed in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, which permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to frequently operate a personal computer (estimated 80%-100% of the typical workday) and other office equipment. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office setting and at a computer workstation for an extended period, with the ability to move around the office considered to be approximately 100% of the workday.

Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt

Pay: $130,000 – $160,000

Location: Onsite

KULR Technology Location: Houston, Texas

Travel: 10% travel

Special Conditions: 

  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
  • Must have a current, valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation between work locations. 
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen due to federal contract requirements.
  • Successful applicant must meet ITAR requirements.

Disclosure And Acknowledgement: 

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other associates.  

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent of this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by the supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

What We Offer Our Team (full-time positions):

  • Competitive pay
  • Rich benefits plan including 100% employer-paid medical insurance (employee-only plan)
  • Dental, vision, life insurance, etc. as well as HSA, FSA.
  • 401k plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • And much more!

KULR is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. At KULR, a diverse mix of highly talented, creative people come together to create an innovative and sustainable future. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected class. For applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process, please notify  We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visas at this time. Some positions at KULR require the ability to successfully meet ITAR requirements.

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