Grid Code Compliance Engineer (m/f/d)
Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023
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Fluence, the global market leading energy storage technology company, is looking for a Grid Code Compliance Engineer in EMEA region. This position is within the Global Product and Technology team with focus on Grid Code Compliance aspects of Fluence Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), particularly the major components of the inverters and the Fluence plant control system.
The Grid Code Compliance Engineer role will be reporting into Grid Integration team and responsibilities will include:
•Analyse and evaluate Grid Code requirements Europe wide and determine minimum performance thresholds of the BESS
•Support in developing designs to meet applicable local codes and standards
•Develop internal product specifications for Grid Code compliance
•Capture customer technical and application requirements to shape product roadmaps in the EMEA region
•Carry out steady state simulations of BESS designs to confirm BESS design meets grid code requirements
•Work with Sales and Marketing teams to negotiate the technical aspects of contract negotiations and emerging market needs
•Support the Grid Code compliance and Grid connection within Sales and Project phase
•Conduct feasibility and locational studies utilising dynamic and grid models to identify and evaluate opportunities.
•Help shape future grid controls through model-based development of Fluence’s power plant controller and demonstrate functional & dynamic performance to meet plant-level requirements
•Support modelling requirements and activities in the EMEA region
Skills & Qualifications
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity. We take personal ownership in what we do, developing trust in our relationships with internal and external stakeholders. We firmly believe in having honest, forthcoming, and fair communications.
Requirements for this position are:
•Master's Degree in electrical engineering with focus on power systems or renewable energy systems
•Experience in review of grid connection compliance design
•At least four year's professional work experience in the power industry is preferred
•Ability to manage consultants and designers in sales and design phases across multiple projects
•Proficient in any of the power system analysis and control simulation tools (e.g., PSS®E, PowerFactory, PSCAD/EMTDC, MATLAB® Simulink®, PSLF)
•Knowledge of local standards and regulations, and grid codes such as European grid codes (ENTSO-E), Germany (VDE), NGESO (UK) etc.
•Grid connection experience, such as Grid Code Compliance studies at power plant level in Europe
•Experience & ability to work in a high pressure environment
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.
•Fluency in English - excellent verbal and writing skills; international work experience is a plus
•Ability to work collaboratively in remote teams, teamwork
•Familiarity with Agile methods
•Innovative and creative problem-solving skills
•Excellent communication and presentation skills
•Self-motivated and willing to take initiative, customer orientation
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