Controls Engineer (m/f/d)
Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2023
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Drive the Project team on realization of the Project specific requirements with existing functionalities: Controls, Application modes, Grid integration as well as all related and relevant systems and processes.
- Drive the integration of the Fluence BESS control system into the Transmission System Operator (TSO) EMS systems: development of logic and control schemes for remote and local operation of the BESS to meet TSO requirements.
- Work with field engineers to find solutions to problems as they arise during commissioning/testing of a system, in all controls-related subjects.
- Support the product development engineering of utility scale energy storage solutions, including the development, implementation and testing of controls applications.
- Develop standardized test procedures and execute tests (FAT / SAT) to reduce commissioning time, and perform testing, including involvement in hands on lab testing during evaluations of prototype systems.
- Drive interface to Client and sub-contractor to support Controls compliance and drive concept during Tender and Project Execution phase.
- Develop and maintain documentation of existing Controls infrastructure including hardware, applications, protocols, communication links and system backup and recovery strategies.
- Keep current with all Company products, developments, and projects as they apply to the Controls network at both site and enterprise levels.
- Maintain strict management of change control procedures and documentation.
- Remain current on industry best practices and updated technology to ensure the company is provided world-class Controls services.
- Support company strategy and provide relevant reporting and updates to Company leadership as needed.
- Develop and recommend performance management and feedback to current Controls technical support KPI’s.
- Executing tasks related to Fluence’ safety KPIs
- Travel throughout EMEA
- Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in computer / industrial engineering with focus on automation and controls (or equivalent).
- Minimum of 2 years of relevant Controls/Software/programming experience with a power utility or related industry and the design, operation and maintenance of a power plant.
- Extensive knowledge in the electricity transmission/distribution sector and EMS systems: Grid code and requirements analysis, development and testing of algorithms for Grid services applications.
- Extensive knowledge in SCADA protocols: IEC60870-5-101/103/104, IEC 61850 MMS, DNP3, Modbus & TCP/IP, PLC, Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), SEL Real Time Automation Controller (RTAC), SEL Relays & Meters, Siemens Relays & Meters & SCADA Gateways & Data Concentrators.
- Experience in Linux based systems and commands. High-level programming languages such as Python and shell/bash scripting. Experience with Github.
- Nice to have, but not mandatory: MathWorks Simulink for model-based systems engineering, C/C++.
- Nice to have, but not mandator: experience on the design, operation and maintenance of high voltage electrical equipment including but not limited to inverters, transformers, I/O racks, telecommunications, and controllers
- Solution-orientated mindset
- Good communication skills
- Fluency in English
- German / other language skills
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