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Staff Engineer, Renewable Engineering

Job Description
Position Overview 
The Staff Engineer will perform engineering activities for project development and assist with the technical design and evaluation of utility-scale battery storage projects in Invenergy’s target markets throughout North America. 
Battery Storage Engineering Group Responsibilities

  • Interface with battery, inverter, and padmount transformer Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to obtain technical information and stay apprised of technology advancements and trends. 
  • Prepare conceptual project layouts utilizing QGIS, CAD, or Visio software. Optimize layouts in order to maximize project value.
  • Conduct site visits to support site evaluation, suitability, and due diligence efforts.
  • Assist the Development team with federal, state, county, and local permitting efforts. 
  • Support the progress of team initiatives including safety, material/process template improvement, etc.
Project Execution

  • Manage the layout and design of the battery array and coordinate with the selected vendors to ensure design compatibility.
  • Work with the Electrical Engineering team to support electrical system design and compliance efforts. 
  • Interface with the Project Management and Operations teams leading up to and through project commercial operations. Ensure timely and complete transfer of technical responsibilities. 
  • Participate in landowner meetings, community outreach events, and monthly construction meetings. 
  • Work with the Structured Finance team to provide responses to lender and independent engineer due diligence questions throughout the project financing process. 
Request for Proposal (RFP) Support

  • Work with battery manufactures and integrators to quote various systems to meet the RFP requirements.
  • Prepare pricing models for various storage energy system use cases.
  • Collaborate with Strategy team to determine project sizing and operational requirements based on key market drivers, customer needs, and RFP requirements
  • Coordinate with the Project Management team to determine construction and commercial costs.
  • Support the Development and Origination teams with the preparation of sales proposals to customers.
Required Experience and Skills:

  • BS in Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline including but not limited to Physics, Material Science, and Environmental Science.            
  • 1-3 years in the renewable energy industry with some background in battery technology.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 
  • Ability to multi-task and manage deliverables for multiple projects at a time. 
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated interest in renewable energy. 
  • Desire to work in a dynamic environment alongside people with multiple interests and backgrounds. 
  • Some travel required (up to 20%)
Preferred Skills:

  • MS in Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering
  • Familiarity with LFP chemistry, battery cell, module, rack, and enclosure designs
  • Knowledge of the procurement, integration, and construction processes for renewable facilities and battery storage projects in particular.
  • Experience with contract negotiations and electrical engineering design
  • Familiarity with DC/AC inverters or DC/DC converter operation
  • Familiarity with communication protocols such as Modbus, TCP/IP, CANbus, or DNP3
  • Experience with modeling energy project economics and familiarity with concepts such as NPV, IRR and LCOE.