Role and Responsibilities

The Energy Storage Engineering Manager must be able to work effectively in a collaborative, fast paced environment providing experience on energy storage systems throughout the project life cycle.  They will demonstrate strong project management, development, and execution capabilities.  The successful candidate will be an innovative thinker, fast-learner, collaborative worker, and self-starter with a passion for the renewable energy industry holding a track record of success thriving in a high growth environment.

Responsibilities include:

·       Understand the various battery technologies and industry practices to provide guidance to the organization on the application of technology.

·       Educate the procurement, engineering, and operations teams on latest industry technology.

·       Evaluate available and emerging storage technologies and communicate new technology development and risks associated with the new technology.

·       Ensure the highest level of environmental health and safety in all engineering and design aspects of energy storage projects.

·       Create optimized and standard designs for utility and C&I customers including but not limited to the modeling of various operating strategies for the BESS. 

·       Design energy storage systems in accordance with market and standard requirements.

·       Advise on optimized storage, design and contracting with an asset management mindset, including analysis of BESS augmentation strategies.

·       Lead the testing, evaluation, and certification strategy for energy storage systems.

·       Continuously monitor new technologies for hardware and software/EMS design.

·       Work with project development and project finance to support front end project development, design and financing requirements.

·       Support BESS equipment and systems procurement processes, including performing technical bid evaluation to ensure compliance to specifications.

 

Education and Experience requirements

·       Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, or similar discipline.

·       Master’s degree a plus.

·       Minimum 2 years of experience with energy storage technology.

·       1-8 years renewables experience (ideally solar).

·       Solar + BESS hardware and software design, including SCADA, EMS, and Battery Management System integration experience.  DC coupled PV + BESS experience a plus.

·       Electrical engineering experience specific to power electronics and controls.

·       Experience evaluating a range of cell chemistries.

·       Experience with rack and enclosure designs.

·       Experience with BESS failure and root cause analysis.

·       Experience with systems engineering and integration.

·       Knowledge of battery and solar inverters, DC-DC converters, and charge controllers.

·       Experience developing and testing hardware for energy storage, solar or wind energy conversion systems.

·       Experience with field deployment of energy storage, solar or wind energy conversion systems.

·       Experience designing and deploying lithium ion, as well as other energy storage systems.

·       Knowledge on fire and safety requirements for energy storage systems.

·       Experience with contracting suppliers and system integrators and pairing with storage offtake agreements.

 

Skillset

·       Honesty and integrity.

·       Strong ability to model battery + storage designs and generations/operations profiles.

·       Resourceful and accomplished research skills - ability to effectively utilize publicly available materials.

·       Understanding of software and controls strategy; including experience with ESS BMS, EMS, and SCADA integration.

·       Understanding of building code requirements for batteries (in multiple regions).

·       Ability to succinctly communicate and summarize complex issues into actionable deliverables.

·       Driven, resourceful and comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment.

·       Rigorous attention to detail, work ethic, personal responsibility, work product ownership and organizational skills

·       Has knowledge of the power and renewable energy market dynamics.

·       Knowledge of the full-cycle of utility-scale renewable power generation development and execution.

·       Highly proficient in Matlab, Visual Basic, MS Excel, Project, Word, and PowerPoint, and Google Earth.

·       Commercial mindset, strong prioritization, communication, and organizational skills required.

·       Capable of successfully operating in a geographically dispersed organization.

·       Skilled oral and written communicator.

·       Effectively collaborates in a team environment

·       Ability to present to banks/financial institutions.

Willingness to work extended hours, when necessary.