nvm or n (I forget which) is able to run node projects with a version of node that is configured in the project code.
configure build and watch tasks to run with a consistent version of node specified in the project config
document (in README) any installation that is needed for this to work properly
make sure a helpful error message is shown if the above installation has not been done (if applicable)
should still allow running with the wrong version of node, but warn that it is not the recommended version
Maybe there should be an epic or parent to group all these type of issues relating to JS infrastructure.