EE21065 Chief System Design Specialist - ESS

Employer: TMEIC
Job Location: CA TX NY VA GA AZ WI MA, Virginia
Category: Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 6/21/2022
Closing Date: 7/15/2022
TMEIC Corporation, headquartered in Roanoke, VA, designs, develops and engineers advanced automation, large AC and DC motors, photovoltaic inverters and variable frequency drive systems. TMEIC Corporation specializes in the Renewable Energy, Metals, Material Handling, Oil & Gas, Mining, Testing and other industrial markets worldwide. We drive industry.
Job Description Job #EE21065
Job TitleChief System Design Specialist - Energy Storage SystemsRemote Office LocationCA, TX, NY, VA, GA, AZ, WI, MA preferred
Business/DepartmentEnergy & Infrastructure Solutions/ Renewable Energy SystemsSales Territory, if applicable 
General Role Description
Provide technical leadership and direction for the deployment of electrical control systems applied to energy storage markets, with time horizons up to 2 years.
Role Accountabilities
  • Develop and integrate appropriate application engineering processes that meet clients’ system performance requirements
  • Assess and define optimum technical system solutions to meet requirements for new applications
  • Research and assess the Company’s products, performance, and competitive position, and recommend product enhancements and new products to senior management
  • Ensure delivered systems meet performance requirements of the designed solution
  • Manage costs within budgetary limits of the assigned projects
  • Prepare and communicate specifications to ensure sub-suppliers have necessary information to provide accurate cost estimates
  • Prepare documentation for clients which articulates the benefits of the Company’s solution and propose competitive options applicable to the clients’ individual needs
  • Promote consistent application engineering practices and improved response times by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and productive communication with parent company personnel
  • Present Company technical solutions to management, employees, clients and others at technical meetings, conferences and via technical articles or professional society publications
  • Lead technical discussions with parent company design teams during the product specification and development process
  • Provide technical consulting, coaching, and training to company and subsidiary engineering team members to transfer knowledge of Company process and product solutions and ensure successful project execution, as directed by management
  • Ensure Company products are compatible with specific battery technologies by working directly with battery suppliers
  • Ensure system-level proposals include necessary and sufficient technical detail
  • Track, review, and report status and results of development, initial pilots, and laboratory work
  • Ensure storage system compliance by informing team and updating requirements with respect to current regulations, codes, and standards
  • Provide guidance to optimize value and LCOE with respect to battery technology, degradation, augmentation plans, system sizing, and other relevant parameters
  • Provide technical insight and evaluation during vendor qualifications with respect to key energy storage elements including batteries, container design, thermal management, and protection systems

General Employee Accountabilities
  • Bring full effort to bear on tasks assigned by manager
  • Give manager best advice
  • Give earliest notice when work cannot be delivered as specified
  • Cooperate and collaborate with peers and interact cross-organizationally as specified by manager
  • Exemplify Company Core Values:  Integrity, Client Focus, Team Orientation, and Personal Commitment
  • Comply with all Company policies, practices, and procedures and all regulations and laws
  • Recommend viable improvements proactively
  • Ensure effective utilization of business tools and processes

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering or equivalent via education and/or work experience
  • 3 years’ direct experience designing utility-scale energy storage systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of different types of batteries, inverters, and approaches to PV/storage coupling
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable standards for storage including NEC, NFPA, and UL
  • Demonstrated understanding of economics of storage systems including LCOE calculations
  • Demonstrated successful working relationships with clients, suppliers, and other internal and external contacts
  • Demonstrated successful and positive personal leadership, interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement in areas of responsibility
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools as well as programming and modeling experience
  • Availability to travel domestically, approximately 20%, and internationally, approximately 10%, often with limited notice

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master of science degree in electrical engineering
  • 7 years’ total technical experience in renewables or energy storage systems
  • Knowledge and experience with TMEIC power electronic products and motor families
  • Direct client-facing experience with engineering, procurement, and management
  • Experience with battery container design, including thermal management and protection systems
  • Experience with energy management and power plant control systems
  • Familiarity with competitor offerings in the energy storage space
  • Existing relationships with key component suppliers of energy storage systems

Link to TMEIC Corporation website:  In order to be considered for a job opening, all applicants must complete an on-line job application, in full, for each job opening.  A resume can be attached to the on-line application but is not considered a substitute for the information in the application.  Applications are not accepted for positions not posted.  Current job listings, along with our application, can be found on our website.  Select “Career Opportunities” on the “Careers” tab of our website. Please, no telephone calls.
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