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Sr Power Electronics Application/Grid-Scale Interface Engineer



Wilsonville, OR, USA · Oregon, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Catalyzing a cleaner future.

ESS is a globally recognized leader in sustainable energy storage and is consistently identified as one of the most innovative and exciting technology players in energy storage. It is poised to be one of the fastest growing energy technology companies in the world, with projects already across 4 continents. The ESS vision is about enabling the decarbonization of the grid by enabling us to achieve up to 100% of our electricity from clean, sustainable renewable energy.

These are ambitious goals, and we are pursuing them with passion. At ESS, we are leading the energy transition, creating the sustainable energy solutions of the future to help individuals, businesses and communities change energy into lasting value.

Join ESS and embark on a transformative career as a Grid-Scale Energy & Power Systems Engineer, playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of Energy Storage Solutions. This dynamic position promises immediate influence on ESS' cutting-edge product portfolio, offering you a unique opportunity for professional growth and impact. As the Grid-Scale Energy & Power Systems Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of technological innovation, leveraging your expertise in grid-scale generation, storage, and distribution technologies. Your role is indispensable in ensuring the timely and budget-conscious execution of power generation, transmission, and distribution controls and monitoring systems designs.

  • Dive into exciting realms such as virtual power plants, power electronics, microgrids, energy management, distributed energy resources, and grid-scale energy storage.
  • Collaborate with firmware, software, and hardware teams to define new features, develop control strategies, and craft algorithms that drive innovation.
  • Take the lead in crafting electric power utility, microgrid, and smart grid analysis models, contributing to the development of decision support tools that enhance installation and facility resilience. Address diverse challenges and opportunities, from critical energy infrastructure to renewable energy, battery storage, fuel cells, microgrids, and black start exercises.

At ESS, you'll be at the forefront of high-risk, high-reward technology development and deployment. Engage in field demonstrations and resilience exercises, validating new technologies collaboratively with internal and external customers. Your work will be instrumental in meeting customer needs and ensuring exceptional customer service through effective communication and technical expertise.

Join ESS to be a driving force in the future of energy solutions, where your skills will not only be valued but will also contribute to the success of a publicly listed company. Unleash your potential and thrive in a collaborative environment that encourages innovation and excellence.

Primary Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Control Systems Engineering or other applicable disciplines.
  • Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in design and development of control systems in relevant energy project areas.
  • Experience in Power Generation control systems, SCADA and RTU system design such as solar, BESS, hybrid microgrid projects control system and monitoring solution design and development.
  • Strong technical writing and oral presentations skills.
  • The ability to conduct research and development of new technologies. The ability to identify and sharpen ill-defined customer needs based on the customer’s stated mission, authorities, and capabilities.

Benefits of working at ESS.

In addition to the value of working with and helping grow a global reaching clean technology, ESS offers Company assisted medical, dental and vision, 401k with Company match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), a generous PTO accrual, and 8 paid holidays.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are open to considering every qualified candidate who is eligible and legally authorized to work in the United States on a full or part-time basis, without a need for sponsorship.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.