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Sr. Battery System Engineer (Utility-Scale Solar & Storage)

Full-time 8minuteenergy Renewables LLC Email Job
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  • Career Level Associate
  • Job Function Engineering

Job Description

We are seeking the best and brightest people to help build solar energy across the globe.

8minute Solar Energy is the largest developer of solar and storage projects in the United States. We have one of the best development teams in the industry with a track record of delivering above-market profitability and strong financial returns on utility-scale solar and storage projects. We are seeking intelligent and motivated people to help make clean energy abundant. 8minute’s storage pipeline measures multiple GWh and we need experienced Battery System engineers to help us deliver on this pipeline. 

About the Position: 

Senior Battery System Engineer 

Essential Function and Responsibilities: 

Lead technical interface to utilities and vendors, tasked to: 

  • Partner with key battery, inverter, enclosure/building suppliers to estimate component cost and performance for battery energy storage systems for inclusion in PV+S projects 
  • Collaborate with battery suppliers and BESS integrator partners to build investor confidence in new technology or suppliers and push down the Levelized Cost of Storage 
  • Write clear and strong contracts with utilities on the performance the BESS based on the capabilities of typical BESS suppliers 
  • Specify controls capabilities of the BESS for integration with onsite PV and utility operations 
  • Write clear and strong contracts for the BESS supplier to deliver on our PPA obligations  
  • Meet with utility customers who need to be educated in the battery system capabilities 
  • Collaborate with 8minute solar PV design specialists to co-optimize design of storage facility with the solar PV component of the project 

 

Skills: 

  • Experienced in utility scale battery contracting from buyer or seller perspective 
  • Experienced documenting plant design for Independent Engineers 
  • Experienced with battery degrade calculations and contractual guarantees terms 
  • 2+ years, in designing and/or operating Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) 
  • 5+ years experience in utility energy systems 
  • Background in utility operations including dispatch of generators and battery storage controls 
  • Basic software programming skills, especially Python and Excel Macros 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time 
  • Bachelor of Science in STEM, preferably in electrical or mechanical engineering 
  • Preferably graduate degree in STEM or economics 

 

8minute Solar Energy offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and fully paid medical and dental benefits and unlimited PTO. We are an equal opportunity employer. 

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