Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Transformer Engineer

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
We seek a person passionately committed to a sustainable energy future who will help deliver Fluence Energy Storage Projects in the Asia Pacific region.
The Transformer Design Engineer will work as part of the Fluence Engineering Team developing engineering solutions to support tendering activities and delivery of BESS projects. Where technical activities lie within the area of technical expertise the Transformer Design Engineer may be responsible for leading the engineering input for that activity.
Activities may also include scheduling, planning, forecasting and resourcing of technical activities aiming at assuring project accuracy and quality from conception to completion. In addition, they will have a thorough grasp of relevant engineering issues, transmission system connection requirements and regulatory environments and will handle several projects simultaneously in APAC.
The Transformer Design Engineer role will be based in Bangalore, India, with a primary focus on projects across the APAC region.
This position will report into the Sales Engineering Director, India. This role requires an autonomous and pragmatic individual who has experience working in a matrixed and virtual environment, working with multiple stakeholders, working on multiple projects/tasks at one time, and working as part of a global team.
Experience within Energy Storage is an advantage but is not mandatory, an agile mindset and comfort working in a fast-paced start-up technology led environment is essential.

  • Review of electrical technical deliverables (specifications, datasheets, drawings, etc.) related to Transformers.
  • Design finalization of Oil/Dry type Power transformers, Inverters Transformers, Auxiliary Transformers, Neutral earthing Transformers in accordance with customer technical specification and relevant international standards.
  • Finalization of various technical parameters like vector group, impedance, flux density, loss parameters, noise level of different size and rating of Transformers involved in the BESS projects.
  • Preparation of the technical specification/ Datasheet in accordance to the customer technical requirements and based on preliminary project studies like Generator performance standards R1 testing reports.
  • Evaluation of OEMs offers preparation of technical comments and negotiation with the suppliers to obtain deviation free offers at tendering as well as project delivery stage.
  • Evaluation of Transformer accessories, spares parts etc.
  • Review and execute the electrical parameters and layout design criteria documents.
  • Assist in the preparation and development of project-specific documents for customer submission.
  • Define the system requirements to achieve the project results and monitor effectiveness.
  • Represent the electrical practice in project engineering coordination meetings.
  • Participate in electrical design reviews and transformer testing (routine and special tests)
  • Coordinate between the electrical team and other departments to ensure all activities are being performed as the design evolves.
  • Ensure that quality audits of engineering work are carried out in accordance with project procedures and the quality assurance plan. Respond to inquiries regarding technical aspects of transformers from customers, production department etc.
  • Ensure that all work designed, manufactured, and supplied in the electrical engineering discipline complies with the relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
  • Maintain a working database at the designated location.


  • BE/B Tech minimum; Electrical Engineering preferred, but other fields with relevant industry experience will be considered.
  • 8-10 years of electrical design experience in a power transformer design and heavy industrial environment.
  • Working experiences with Power Transformers up to 500MVA at 400kV, Inverter Transformer up to 8 MVA, Distribution Transformers up to 5 MVA.
  • Familiar with large high-voltage transformer’s specification, standards and related protection philosophies.
  • Strong Knowledge of electrical design and engineering calculations. Experience with industry transformer design software is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards (AS, CSA, ANSI, IEEE) standards or IEC Standards.
  • Experience in Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) for High Voltage Systems, Wind, Solar, or Conventional Power Generation. Having knowledge of Grid connected Battery Energy Storage system will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Leadership skills needed to develop and manage a team, if required.
  • Organizational competencies and project management skills to keep projects, processes, and the entire engineering team on track.
  • Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multitask and thrive in a timeline-driven environment.
  • Interpersonal communication skills with expertise in resolving disagreements and distilling complicated topics to a broader audience.
  • Familiarity with rules, regulations, best practices, and performance standards
  • Ability to solve complex technical problems and communicate results.
  • Ability to review contracts and technical requirements.
  • Entrepreneurial drive and ability to prioritize and execute on many tasks in parallel.
  • Willing and able to travel, domestically and internationally.
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team.