Potential Motors

Electrical Engineering Assistant

Co-op (8 month / 2 semester) / Fredericton, NB, Canada

You’re passionate about a sustainable future and want to build something special. You want autonomy to own your work and at the same time to work with a talented, like minded team. The pace and scope of building a category defining product and launching on a global scale doesn’t scare you - it excites you.

We feel exactly the same way.

Potential Motors is an Electric Vehicle (EV) technology startup focused on electric off-road vehicles. Our technology will accelerate the off-road transition to electric vehicles by enabling manufacturers to develop more modular, performant, and resilient EV products. We are preparing for the global launch of a category defining product in 2022 and looking for ambitious people to join our team in creating a new product category and electrifying an industry.

Here’s the problem we are facing:

At Potential Motors we are developing our own off-road EV as a demonstration of our software technology platform. We work in an iterative fashion, constantly evolving the prototype’s systems to improve our designs and validate our technologies.

This role will look to support our Electrical Engineering team to design, implement, and iterate the electrical systems on our existing prototype to allow us to continue to validate and test our software technology solutions in the off-road space.

Here’s where you’ll come in from September 2022 - April 2023:

  • You will be responsible for design and implementation of electromechanical vehicle systems for the prototype electric vehicle

  • You will be working directly with multiple teams and aiding them with vehicle design, component manufacture, data acquisition/analysis, and running tests.

  • The successful applicant will be at the centre of the iterative design process and will be involved in the entire design cycle; you will be responsible for initial designs, hands-on implementation, testing, and debugging

Who we are looking for:

  • General knowledge and understanding in all areas of Engineering

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Have worked with robotics in the past

  • Must have an interest in automotive and sustainability

  • Capable of wiring, soldering, and building electronics

  • Experience working with sensors an asset

  • Knowledge of programming languages will be an asset

What it’s like to work with us:

  • $18-22 / hour

  • Ongoing mentorship after your co-op is complete

  • Freedom and flexibility in work-life balance

  • You will work with something real - you will see your work driving!

  • Develop a detailed understanding of current and future technology in electric vehicles

  • Team Building Events

PM Mentorship Program:

Many of our team members can point back to earlier in their careers to a previous employer / prof / mentor who played a big role in their own career growth. In turn, we want to provide you with the same access to someone a bit further in their career, even after you’ve left Potential Motors, as a resource as you continue on in school & step into your career (ideally, a career with us someday ;)

Thank you!

We recognize that applying for co-ops is a time consuming process, and we appreciate the time and effort you have put into your application with us. We will reach out to set up an interview if we would like to move forward with your application.

Potential Motors is an equal opportunity employer. 

Working at Potential Motors

You’ll get the chance shape the future of off-road and build great things with great people every day.

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