Control Systems Engineer

Transform the world as we catalyse the adoption of renewable energy.
The Job
We are looking for an engineer to help us develop a novel, ultra-low wear traction winch system that relies heavily on control firmware to deliver unprecedented performance.

EnergyBank is an early-stage startup seeking high performing, pioneering and enthusiastic spirits to drive the rapid growth that we must achieve.

This role will be based within our workshop spaces at Outset Ventures in Parnell, Auckland.

As we scale, building a thriving, diverse team is our priority, so even if you think you might not exactly meet our requirements, we'd still appreciate your application—we are hiring for many roles over the next few months.


EnergyBank was founded to capitalise on the opportunity of a lifetime while also accelerating society's decarbonisation. To do this, we are developing the next generation of energy storage technology.

Energy storage boosts the value of renewables by creating artificial demand during periods of renewable oversupply. Storage then displaces fossil-fuelled generation by supplying that energy back to the grid during renewable supply shortages.

Our technology works by moving multiple thousand-tonne masses back and forth between the ocean floor and its surface over vertical distances of between 4 and 8km. This process leverages the depth of the ocean and gravitational potential to store energy with radically improved economics.

To achieve our mission, EnergyBank has been joined by five venture capital funds that have supported success stories like Coinbase, Rocketlab and Canva. So if you are a collaborative, high-performer with a passion for innovative problem solving we would love you to join us as well!


-   Through highs and lows, maintain a lightness in step, a fullness in     heart, and a focus in resolve.
-   Are comfortable breaking down and solving complex problems     while keeping original goals in mind.
-   Maintain a high standard of professionalism and have excellent     interpersonal skills.
-   Promote the best solutions regardless of their origin.
  Enjoy wearing multiple hats and having a variety of tasks.
-   Have a strong desire for personal development and growth.
  Thrive in a fast-moving environment.
-   Irrespective of ongoing success or failure, default to collaboration.  


Working with the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for developing networked motor control systems for a novel ultra-low wear traction winch. This will involve:

-   Conceptual research, design and modelling of the control system.
-   Implementation of the control system in firmware across multiple
     networked motor drives.
-   System testing, including accelerated life testing.
-   Failure mode and effects analysis.
-   Design, implementation and testing of failure compensation      routines.
-   Mechanical analysis of control effects.
-   Techno-economic report writing on all of the above.

Skills and Experience

We are looking for people who, alongside a relevant professional degree, have experience with most of the following:

-   Controls systems design and analysis.
-   Electronics lab skills.
-   Embedded firmware design and debug in C.
-   Familiarity with power electronics control.
-   Communications protocols (CAN, UART, etc.).
-   Mechanical systems experience.
-   Technical Communication (Written & Oral).
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