Senior Power Systems Engineer
Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023
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Perform system level electrical design for Fluence’s grid-scale battery energy storage (BESS) products. This role will be focused on developing hardware designs that are safe, flexible, maintainable, and cost competitive. Responsibilities will include:
•Develop requirements and electrical design for multi-MW energy storage systems integrating battery, power conversion, transformer to medium voltage, controls hardware, communication, auxiliary power, and safety equipment into standardized products.
•Prepare product technical information including key performance metrics, datasheets, and configuration limitations. Support Sales Engineering team in incorporating into Fluence’s technical sales tools.
•Ensure collaboration between different functions within the organization to achieve project goals, which include mechanical, Electrical, Software, verification and testing and manufacturing.
•Responsible for product integration, ensuring all functions and features fit together.
•Should have full understanding of how different energy storage system components interact and be able to define tasks needed to implement a change on any of the components.
•Support development of product manuals and other documentation related to product installation, operations, and maintenance. Prepare system level interface documentation and site design guides for use by customers and internal stakeholders.
•Oversee and at times perform electrical studies as part of system design, including short circuit analysis, protection sizing, protection coordination, and arc flash.
•Evaluate and review product safety standards and local codes; support compliance process to obtain system level product certifications.
•Work with electrical component vendors to evaluate, select, and collect detailed technical information on system subcomponents.
•Obtain feedback on product design from regional project development teams, construction managers, commissioning teams, and services teams to incorporate experience and lessons learned into the product design.
•Collaborate with manufacturing, procurement, and product management to release product design iterations using product lifecycle management tools. Direct CAD drafting team in preparation of system level electrical drawings packages and provide design inputs.
•Support hardware testing, test plan development, testing strategy, and prototype evaluations.
•Collaborate with systems engineers, component lead engineers, product managers, and program manager on the program team(s) you are assigned to support. This role will typically be assigned to own or support system level electrical design for a specific product program(s)
•Define tasks need to complete New Product Introduction (NPI) projects.
•Review and drive lesson learned and stakeholder feedback to conclusion.
•Provide leadership with high integrity and oversight of processes, protecting intellectual property, export controlled and strategic technology.
•Work towards continuous process improvements, especially with respect to achieving product functional requirement and process effectiveness.
•Collaborate in a team environment and/or take charge of opportunities to develop optimal solutions for the product development programs.
•Perform additional responsibilities as assigned.
Job Qualifications & Skills
•Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical Engineering (Full Time) or equivalent.
•5-9 years of proven experience in Electrical Power Systems Design in Renewables (Solar, Wind, Hydro, BESS) Power Generation or related industries.
•Experience in New product development process and systems engineering, preferably in the Battery Energy Storage industry is plus.
•Able to design, configure and validate Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) system, that to include component selection such as breakers, fuses and relays for DC and AC circuits, understanding of system architect, site layout, functional safety analyses, auxiliary load estimation and battery sizing/configuration.
•In depth design experience on selection of Electrical components and associated interface including Batteries, Inverters, Inverter-duty Transformers, AC, DC & Control cables, Low Voltage AC/DC switchgear for voltage level up to 1000 Volt AC and 1500 Volt DC, ensuring compliance to various IEC, NEC, IEEE design standards.
•Familiarity with industry standards such as NFPA 70, IEC 60364, UL 9540, IEC 62933.
•Should have experience in designing Power flow arrangement, Single line diagram and control schematic.
•Able to perform and review electrical studies as part of system design, including short circuit analysis, protection sizing, protection coordination, Harmonic and arc flash analysis. Experience in ETAP, MATLAB Simulink, PSCAD, or EMTP-RV is a plus.
•Knowledge of industrial control philosophies, and communication protocols.
•Familiar with DFMEA process and RCA technique.
•Experience in tools like JAMA and Jira is a plus.
•Possessing strong problem-solving skills, effective communication abilities for collaborative engagement with cross-functional teams and clients, and the capacity to work seamlessly with global teams across diverse backgrounds and time zones.
•Proven track record of successful project execution and meeting deadlines.
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