Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Energy Storage Fire Test Engineer

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Quality Assurance
Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023
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As a Energy Storage Fire Test Engineer at Fluence, you will:

  • Using technical expertise in BESS to design/plan all UL9540A-related activities which range from thermal runaway initiation and reviewing testing equipment layout to coordinating with numerous technical leads from multidisciplinary groups to compile and interpret all technical items for the test. Be a SME for all UL9540A topics and activities
  • Handling critical sensitive test data and ensuring communication of UL9540A-related information is conducted in a structured manner
  • Be a point of contact for all communication between certification authorities and testing laboratories. This includes creating and handling schedules and coordinating testing plans
  • Be a point of contact for activities such as presenting, marketing, teaching and publishing UL9540A data to relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinating on a regular basis with numerous program and project managers to navigate tight deadlines and meet critical deliverables
  • Efficiently and coherently process all test data in a manner presentable to relevant stakeholders
  • Be able to make informed decisions and improvise based on availability of equipment, personnel, resources and timelines
  • Make decisions related to pressure testing, heater specifications and deflagration designs
  • Support logistical activities to ensure testing units are available when required
  • Create and handle schedules for testing activities
  • In-depth knowledge about complexity of UL9540A requirements and thermal runaway related items
  • Participation in UL9540A council as a SME

What will you bring to Fluence?

  • Engineering degree in Electrical, Chemical or similar fields
  • 7 years of experience in testing, Lithium-ion fire testing experience strongly preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of product regulations, safety standards, and certification requirements in the industry.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to navigate complex compliance issues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.
  • Proven track record in developing and executing successful product compliance strategies.
  • Experience with product testing and certification processes
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