Energy Storage Systems Engineer

174 Power Global
Irvine, MD
United States
Category
Remote
Job Description
174 Power Global is engaged in originating, developing, contracting, and operating solar power plant and energy storage facilities throughout the United States and Mexico. The company builds on a decade of global leadership in solar PV, combining first class products, processes and partnerships to deliver utility-grade energy solutions, customized for local energy markets. The 174 Power Global team has expertise in all aspects of power plant financing, development, asset management, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance. Headquartered in Irvine, California, 174 Power Global is an affiliate company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and one of the largest business enterprises in South Korea.

POSITION OVERVIEW

174 Power Global is seeking an engineer with excellent technical judgment to support utility scale energy storage projects from conceptual engineering to commercial operation. Successful candidates will be responsible for all technical work to deliver standalone Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) as well as hybrid PV/ESS power plants.  This includes analysis of load, generation and storage energy profiles; evaluating the costs, benefits, and life cycle requirements of BESS; design, engineering and technical permitting aspects for BESS and related equipment to ensure quality, reliability and cost-effective construction and operation. Successful candidates will support project origination, development and execution, using their expertise and experience in support of technically and economically advanced BESS designs and proposals. They will also contribute to development of standardized systems and innovative solutions to site constraints, and support oversight of project construction activities – from New England to Guam. 

Ideally the successful candidate will live within commutable distance of Irvine, CA or Phoenix, AZ. Remote working from a location close to a major airport may be considered.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Development, engineering and design review and technical oversight of ESS projects.
    • Ensure all engineering and design activities are aligned with company and project environmental, health and safety policies and objectives.
    • Establish and maintain the engineering, design criteria and applicable standards and specifications for BESS projects.
    • Define, review and approve the work of technical consultants to ensure consistent and cost-effective designs and timely delivery.
    • Support project management and business development teams to assure timely and cost-effective resolution to regulatory, permitting and technical issues associated with the execution and delivery of BESS projects.
    • Direct activities of designers, consultants and contractors, and manage meetings and conference calls to achieve efficient use of resources, meet deadlines for deliverables, minimize delays, avoid crises and resolve conflicts.
    • Write, edit and/or review technical scope of work documents, specifications, procedures, site reports, progress reports, feasibility studies, proposals, presentations, etc.; review and negotiate technical aspects of EPC contracts, interconnection agreements, etc.
    • Collaborate in the preparation and coordination of proposals, proposal materials, and other marketing efforts in support of the market segment. This may include gathering, verifying, editing, and formatting proposal information.
    • Plan and manage project development engineering activities and support technical diligence on site selection and project acquisitions.
    • Contribute to development of engineering capability, project engineering management processes; technology roadmap, software tools, etc.
    • Coordinate with Development team and external consultants to deliver energy models  and simulations, electrical schematics, plant and equipment layouts, system cost estimates, technical exhibits, etc.
    • Support the ongoing search for improved system cost and performance by contributing to evaluations of new techniques, technologies, systems and components, and be a resource regarding emerging regulations, technologies and techniques in the clean energy industry. 

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Minimum BS electrical or mechanical engineering (or related numerate discipline).
    • Master’s degree in an energy-related technical discipline preferred. 
    • Minimum five years technical experience in design and implementation of utility scale grid-connected battery or industrial scale (>1 MW) microgrid energy storage projects, technologies and systems.
    • Familiarity with a broad range of energy storage technologies, software tools, and projects, especially ‘Tier 1’ battery products and vendors or system integrators.
    • Previous exposure to energy project development, interconnection, and permitting processes; cost estimating; construction schedules; EPC contract terms and technical exhibits is desirable but not essential.
    • Academic or industry experience in one or more of: design or commissioning of power plants or interconnection substations; solar, battery, flywheel, or wind power generation systems; writing specifications, instruction manuals, or scopes of work for equipment or construction activities; performing, writing or reviewing relevant technical studies and site survey reports power systems, energy modelling or forecasting; power purchase agreements, interconnection applications or agreements.   
    • Proficiency in MS Office & Outlook is essential. CAD or coding skills an advantage.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written communications, analytical and quantitative skills.
    • Evidence of potential or ability to manage consultants, designers and contractors.
    • Detail-oriented and self-motivated high achiever with ability to multi-task, perform duties in a collaborative working environment.
    • Ability and willingness to travel to projects sites and meetings, sometimes in remote locations.
$90,000 - $175,000 a year

174 Power Global provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.   
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