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Engineer, Power Plant Control (PPC) (Remote or Hybrid in Greece)

Power Factors

Power Factors

Athens, Greece
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2023

ABOUT POWER FACTORS

Power Factors develops software that accelerates the global energy transition by empowering all renewable energy stakeholders to collaborate, automate critical workflows, and make the best decisions. Power Factors fights climate change with code.

Power Factors has incorporated its four flagship solutions Drive, Greenbyte, Unity and BluePoint to build an integrated suite of open and smart apps. These apps are purpose built for asset management, field service optimization, and performance optimization. Leveraging the domain expertise and machine learning-based advanced analytics within these apps, customers can maximize the value of their renewable assets to stay competitive.

Power Factors’ renewable energy software platform is one of the most extensive and widely deployed solutions in the market with nearly 200 GW of wind, solar, hydro, and energy storage assets managed worldwide.

Learn more at powerfactors.com.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are now looking for a Power Plant Control Engineer to complete our dynamic global team. As a part of the Controls & Grid Integration team, your mission is to deliver grid integration and power plant control related engineering tasks for solar, storage and hybrid sites during the projects execution phase. We are responsible for implementing new renewable assets, such as solar, storage, wind or hybrid sites, onto our Platform.

We are made up of hard-working, fun-loving people who are passionate about making the world better. We are a very international team spread across multiple locations, with a team spirit that is truly hard to beat! We work with agile methodologies such as Kanban and Scrum.

As a Power Plant Control Engineer, you will face a variety of tasks related to the grid integration and power plant control implementation of renewable energy assets. Typical implementation-activities involve interacting with our customers and possibly with the grid operators to gather all information needed, perform the requirements analysis, provide the design study and finally complete the grid integration/compliance tests and submit the respective report.

It goes without saying that in this role you’ll get to know the renewable energy industry and are able to develop your skills further through internal and external learning events.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

  • Analyze requirements for Grid integration, including the applicable Grid Code, of solar, storage, wind and hybrid power plants
  • Escalate new requirements to internal product teams for implementation.
  • Design the flow for new control applications.
  • Contribute to the mathematical modelling of the Power Plant Control Algorithms
  • Prepare the project specific control narrative.
  • Commission the projects power plant controller.
  • Conduct Grid Code Compliance tests (usually remote), including data analysis and reporting.
  • Develop application studies for new grid integration and power plant control installations.
  • Be the main technical interface to Grid Operators and client specialists
  • Provide remote troubleshooting help to on-site engineers

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

We are looking for a team member that is proactive and communicative and enjoys being a part of a tight-knit team. You feel comfortable assisting customers in understanding technical integration and networking details and thrive in an environment where you need to find creative solutions to challenging problems in a fast-changing context. This means that you are efficient at managing multiple projects and portfolios of varying complexities and a driven by continuous learning and growth.

Specifically, we are looking for someone with the following toolbox:

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • MS/BS in Electrical or Automations Engineering with technical background in power system engineering
  • 2 years experience as SCADA Engineer
  • Knowledge of principle of operation of RES (Solar, Wind, Storage or Hybrid sites)
  • Good knowledge of digital and analog signals
  • Experience with Industrial protocols (MODBUS, DNP3, OPC, etc)
  • Experience with PLCs
  • Basic knowledge of Local Networks
  • Experience with Linux OS, use of terminal and shell
  • Experience in modelling of power control systems in Digsilent, PSSE or PSCAD.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Overall, we need fierce but humble people to help us achieve our ambitious plan. Join us to fight climate change with code!

LIFE @ POWER FACTORS

We are an agile software development company – big enough to make an impact, but small enough to move quickly and execute in a growing industry, taking advantage of rapidly evolving technologies. We are a collective of bold and ingenious talents driven by results. Our team is made up of hard-working, fun-loving people who are passionate about making the world a better place. We seek fierce and humble people to help us achieve our ambitious plan.

WHY JOIN US

  • A humble cause with a clear purpose – you will help us fight climate change with </code> every day at work. We aim to be environmentally conscious in all aspects of our operations.
  • Work with passionate experts and top-talents in your field – we are proud of our highly skilled crowd and the savviness each of us brings to the team.
  • Friendly and uplifting atmosphere – we believe kindness and respectfulness is core for our culture. A friendly smile or a helping hand is always near you.
  • Flexible hours and workplace – it is the result that counts, not when or where. Our hybrid/remote work setup allows everyone to set themselves up for success and create a more sustainable work-life balance.
  • All the benefits you expect (and more) – besides the basic benefits (adopted to local needs and norms), you will enjoy perks such as 8h of paid volunteering per year and participation in our Corporate Bonus Program (to name a few).

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Power Factors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.