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Grid Connections Engineer

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Monday, November 6, 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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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.
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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.
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We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.
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Primary Responsibilities:
•Conduct thorough assessments of BESS solutions to ensure compliance with NER generator performance standards for grid connections.
•Oversee grid modelling studies conducted by third parties for BESS system grid connections, providing troubleshooting and technical support as needed.
•Perform preliminary modelling and assessments, including MATs, to optimize grid connections.
•Manage and provide essential R1 and R2 documents, technical information, and project-specific documentation when required.
•Collaborate closely with design teams to develop key design elements affecting grid connections, such as voltage control strategies and plant performance curves.
•Review and guide BESS and BoP designs for compliance with GPS and Registration requirements.
•Offer valuable input and support to the Global Product Management Group.
•Design and negotiate R2 Testing regimes for each project, ensuring rigorous performance evaluation.
•Work closely with commissioning teams to ensure timely and effective R2 Testing.
•Effectively manage stakeholders from various backgrounds (internal, customer, consultant, regulatory, etc.) to ensure timely and successful grid connections. This includes attending meetings and providing detailed progress reports.
•Assist technical teams in maintaining and updating proprietary PPC and OEM dynamic models.
•Support assessment of BESS solutions to comply with NER generator
•Available to travel to site as required.
Secondary Responsibilities:
•Conduct feasibility and locational studies using dynamic and grid models to identify and evaluate opportunities.
•Assist technical teams in qualifying and validating new inverter makes/models when required, including assessment of dynamic models for GPS compliance.
•Support modelling requirements and activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
•Collaborate with technical teams to develop innovative PPC solutions.
Qualifications
•Engineering degree in Electrical or Power Systems.
Competencies:
•Registered or Certified Professional Engineer (RPEng or CPEng) highly valued.
•Demonstrated ability to lead and manage consultants and designers in sales, design, and construction/commissioning phases across multiple projects - experience with tier one companies highly valued.
•Expertise in reviewing grid connection compliance designs.
•Extensive NEM grid connection experience, particularly in BESS GPS and Registration.
•Proficiency in generator and power systems modelling, with specific experience in modelling BESS assets.
•Strong familiarity with PSS/E, PSCAD, and PowerFactory software.
•Experience in developing, maintaining, and troubleshooting PPC and OEM dynamic models.
•Knowledge of substation electrical design is highly regarded.
•Proven experience in negotiating with major stakeholders, such as clients, consultants, contractors, and authorities.
•Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment.
Questions? Message your Talent Acquisition Partner Directly: Claudine Kaye De Villa
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