Home Energy Systems Sr Engineer II

Requisition ID:  1454

Torrance, CA, US, 90501

Workstyle:  Hybrid
Shift:  1st
Salary Range:  $97,100.00 - $145,600.00

Legal Entity: American Honda Motor Co., Inc 

Business Unit: Sustainability and Business Dev 

Division: Circular Solutions Division 

Work Location: Torrance - Main Campus Location

Career Level: 2 

Salary Range: $97,100.00 - $145,600.00 

Job Purpose

Developing and executing product and business strategy in a world of rapid technological and social change requires a highly capable, highly knowledgeable, and highly engaged team. Sustainability & Business Development is tasked with navigating the path for Honda's electric and energy products, services, and businesses with a focus on environmental sustainability. This position fits within the EV Charging Solutions Department as a member of the Home Energy Business team. The team will focus on building and sustaining Honda's core brand values and enhancing brand image and competitiveness in the marketplace by innovating, incubating, selecting, developing, applying, and operating new businesses, features, products, and services with responsibility for their profitability, competitiveness, and customer satisfaction for Honda in North America.
This engineering role is responsible for daily execution of technical and some business decisions with respect to the research and develoment of home energy solutions for Honda and Acura customers. The position will be a key contributor to provide new revenue streams to AHM and new value to our customers through home energy management systems and services while being a part of other areas such as, home charging (EVSE) sales, home electrification product sales and other digital online sales in support of Honda’s 2030 Vision.
The Engineer will be the keeper of the EV customer home integration experience, requiring an implicit understanding of every aspect of the connected home, and how the EV should work across a diverse set of customer lifestyles. The Engineer will ensure seamless vehicle-hime integration in collaboration with Honda EV and IT teams. This role requires having solid understanding of how home solar, battery ESS, EV charging, HPWH, HVAC, can communicate and have their energy generation/discharge/consumption controlled and to participate via DR, V2H, V2G, load management, TOU, etc.

Key Accountabilities

Support the Unit leader of Home Energy Services Business through technical interactions with hardware suppliers, partners, and internal Honda testing and development teams. Home Energy Services are part hardware, part software, part renewable and part leading technology.

Own and conduct necessary technical resarch and project activity on Home Energy Management System capabilites, IT integrations, and sponsor/propose new projects to realize new capabilities in the business.

Show strong passion and initiative with deep understanding in home IOT, automation, controls, charging infrastructure. Stay abreast of the competition and new products.

Provide clear guidance to Honda companies (RO/GO) for electrification future.

Own the proposal development process for third-party product approval, internal S-E-D process of home energy products, IT integrations necessary for HEMS and EV customers.

Lead of creating, updating and maintaining required documentation for clear compliance and operation. Required documentaion must clear necessary regulatory, compliance clearances, as well as legal approval

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

Minimum Educational Requirements:
BA/BS in electrical, mechanical, controls, or systems engineering, or equivalent work experience establishing a technical and business understanding relative to the job purpose.

Minimum Experience:
Minimum 5-7 years of experience related to at least two of the following: 
Behind-the-meter energy services domain experience. 
Experience in home IOT, automation, software, or home energy management systems. 
Experience in the residential energy domain, utility programs. 
EV and EVSE connected services and telematics a plus. 
Experience with home battery ESS, solar PV a plus 
Experience with project development involving app, server, partner, hardware, and delivery. 
Familiarity with product development, testing, and industry standards and regulations for communication/control, product certifications, reliability testing, AC/DC microgrids 

Other Job-Specific Skills: 
Excellent technical, planning, analytical, and presentation skills. 
Experience with device protocols (Modbus/TCP, Modbus/RTU, can bus, Sunspec, IEEE 2030.5, or IEEE 1815), transport layers (such as wi-fi, cellular, Bluetooth, ZigBee, serial, TCP/IP, PLC, USB, OCPP), implementation standards, and experience in implementing compliant solutions for der systems 
Familiar with relevant industry standards including IEEE, UL, SAE, NFPC NEC, CA rule 21, IEC, and CE basic understanding of business model development required. 
Awareness of electric vehicles, EV battery charging/discharging. 
Effective communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to work cross-functionally with teams in product design, marketing, and business development. 
PC proficiency with MS Office (PowerPoint, excel, word) 
Function in an agile project team as a product owner / LPL, scrum master / ALPL, or person-in-charge of a functional area for a project. 
Be a flexible, and curious team member to help shape Honda's future. 

Job Dimensions

No. of Direct Reports: 0 
No. of Indirect Reports: 0 
Financial Dimensions: (e.g. annual revenue, operating budget)

Decisions Expected

Down select suppliers and technology and propose direction for Home Energy Services suite of offerings 
Establish product criteria and gain approval for specific proposals 
Identify home energy product and service trends and EV opportunities for proposal/discussion 

Working Conditions

40% desk work using laptop and phone, including conference calls, communicating, reading and responding to emails, engaging with other team members on project efforts, etc 
35% meetings, virtual meetings, internal and external 
25% preparing for and reporting to management ▪ 
Hybrid: 60% Office/40% remote ▪ 
Travel 10% 

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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