Realized that my previous comment wasn’t particularly helpful, so here goes —> Check out ‘Zero Motorcycles’ in Scotts Valley. They’re in need of an ME(I have no contacts there).
Not sure if that’s something you’d be interested in, but the product is awesome - the Tesla of motorcycles. Pay-wise, it won’t be as much as Silicon Valley companies, but should be significantly more(double) than 80k. Maybe a good place to test the waters outside of the power distribution industry? Good luck!