EV Powertrain Engineer

Full-Time in St. Louis, MO - Mechanical Engineering

At Intramotev, we are building self-propelled railcars and vehicles to change the paradigm in freight logistics. We're providing the rail industry tools that will make the 200 year old industry competitive for the next 200 years. By helping us make rail competitive with trucking, you can contribute to work that matters in solving big societal problems like reducing emissions, improving safety, and minimizing road congestion. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

EV Powertrain Engineer

As a member of the Mechanical Engineering team, you will play an active role in development of electric propulsion systems for self-propelled rail vehicles. This position is in-person and requires the candidate to be onsite in St. Louis, MO.

This position involves working in a dynamic team environment on small (1-2) to medium (3-6) person projects where excellent interpersonal and communication skills are needed. Due to the research nature of the work, project objectives and requirements are likely to evolve over the course of the role. A small amount of domestic travel to support integration, demonstration and customer engagement will be required.

Build an exciting career with us, as together we develop the next generation of rail, rapidly connecting the past and the future to make a faster and more environmentally friendly rail connected world.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead development of electric powertrain systems for next-generation rail vehicles
  • Execute conceptual and detailed design tasks related to mechanical elements of the powertrain/drivetrain system
  • Design and development of powertrain components including but not limited to electric motors, gearboxes/transmissions, drivetrain suspension, drive couplings, cooling systems, and enclosures
  • Establish, manage, and maintain vendor relationships for custom subcomponent manufacturing for scaled production
  • Design and implement powertrain testing infrastructure, including test stand fixtures and dyno equipment
  • Design components for manufacturing using high-volume processes
  • Component analysis (Finite Element Analysis (FEA) / Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) / Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD))
  • Complete Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA) and other Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) tasks
  • Complete 3D mechanical design using Autodesk Inventor and Fusion
  • Complete 2D drawings
  • Participate in design reviews and peer reviews
  • Collaborate with manufacturing colleagues to ensure Design for Manufacturing (DFM) requirements are met

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience)

  • At least a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience in automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery or similar fields with electromechanical/multidisciplinary product design
  • U.S. Person (immigration or work visa sponsorship will not be provided
  • Understanding of design for high-volume manufacturing processes
  • Experience with 3D modeling software and GD&T
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) experience strongly desired
  • Fluent in both written and verbal English

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience)

Candidate should have a working knowledge of one or (ideally) multiple areas listed below:

  • Rail Vehicles / Rail Systems
  • Vehicle Electrification / Powertrain Design / E-Axle Development
  • Demonstrated experience working on project teams and collaborating with other engineering disciplines.

Typical Education and Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 3 or more years' related work experience.


This position offers a competitive relocation package for qualified candidates.

Vaccination Requirements:

Intramotev does not currently require vaccination for COVID 19.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Intramotev is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Full time, based in St. Louis, Missouri