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Manager PCS Controls Team (m/f/d)

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Erlangen, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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OUR CULTURE AND VALUES
We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.
We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.
We are Responsible
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We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.
We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Manager PCS Controls Team will be leading a team of SW Development Engineers for PCS Controls and directly involved in the product development of utility scale energy storage solutions. Main responsibilities are:
Coaching and mentorship of a team of SW engineers, based in several Fluence locations
Together with the team, elaborate and implement PCS controls solutions to address innovative application requirements in the battery energy storage systems
It is expected that youa key player in the hands-on development of software
Preparing and continuous monitoring of budget estimates to support programs fordevelopment and sustaining engineering of PCS Controls
Collaborate with Product and Program Management, Engineering Teams, and Test Facilities to establish and optimize a framework for collaboration and processes across the functions
Ensure coverage of the needs for technical expertise in PCS controls development, which includes ideation of new functionalities, capturing relevant requirements, development of the controls architecture, implementation of functions, verification in the HIL and full test setup, collaboration with internal and external partners
Establish best practices for development, verification, and documentation of the controls SW
Work with inverter OEM’s to ensure smooth integration of the controls with the inverter HW
What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?
Here at Fluence, we strive to continuously improve, be intellectually curious and be adaptive to our customers and employee’s needs. Collaboration is key, both in our partnerships with our customers, and with each other. Fluence prioritizes the most critical efforts that allow for the greatest impact.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree and 4-8 years of work experience in development of controls SW for power conversion systems in the renewable energy industry, as well as experience in team leadership, coaching and mentorship of team members
Familiarity with operation and application of PCS used for integration of renewable energy resources in power grids
Hands-on experience with PCS SW development and validation
Knowledge of related utility grid interconnection standards and regional grid codes
Familiarity with utility scale systems control and monitoring is a plus
Familiarity with grid-forming operating modes and applications is a strong plus
Knowledge of or history working with major componentOEMs in the solar or battery storage industry
Excellent English verbal and writing skills; German language skills is a plus
Willing and able to travel, domestically and internationally, approximately 10% of the time
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.