Energy Storage Commissioning Engineer

Location: Arlington, Virginia
Date Posted: 04-04-2018
Fluence, a Siemens and AES company, is the leading global energy storage technology solutions and services company that combines the agility of a fast-growing technology company with the expertise, vision, and financial backing of two industry powerhouses. Building on the pioneering work of AES Energy Storage and Siemens energy storage, Fluence’s goal is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. The company offers proven energy storage technology solutions designed to address the diverse needs and challenges of customers in a rapidly transforming energy landscape, providing design, delivery and integration in over 160 countries. Fluence works closely with customers throughout their journey and provides advisory, financing, and project lifecycle services. 
Job Description 
Fluence seeks an Energy Storage Commissioning Engineer to drive energy storage project commissioning and to support project delivery. 

• Commission Fluence Projects working in cooperation with multiple project stakeholders including Fluence construction managers, contractors, suppliers, telecommunication teams, control systems teams, etc. • Develop and execute commissioning plans including resourcing and scheduling.   • Lead commissioning effort to achieve commercial operations, and handover from delivery/construction team to the O&M team for each project. • Define, develop and execute testing protocols based on market rules, local utility requirements, off-taker and third-party supply contracts  • Oversee complete commissioning and acceptance testing of the following systems: 1) project networks, communications, and control systems; 2) balance of plant relay protection, metering, HVAC, fire suppression, and electrical systems; 3) battery subsystem; 4) inverter subsystem;   • Perform electricity market and/or off-taker qualification testing as required for the project to commence commercial operations.
• Report on commissioning execution as needed, and capture lessons learned to successively improve commissioning processes and documentation. • Support Fluence projects in operations as a Subject Matter Expert in the areas of communications, control system and remote troubleshooting • Frequent travel to projects for commissioning will be required
• Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering with least four year’s professional work experience in related field, such as construction, commissioning, project management, performance testing, and troubleshooting
 • Knowledge and experience with SCADA protocols such as: IEC60870-5-101/-103/104, IEC 61850 MMS, DNP3 & Modbus.  •   Working knowledge on PLC (Siemens S7 & Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC), soft logic IEC 61131, SEL Relays & Meters, Siemens Relays & Meters & SCADA Gateways & Data Concentrators.
• Experience with Managed Ethernet Switches, Media Converters (Fiber & Serial).
• Proven success on challenging projects where you made key contributions while demonstrating ownership, creativity, and initiative. 
• Demonstrated ability and interest in engineering design; ability to write specifications and work plans for others to implement.
Passion for your work, and communication skills such that your passion motivates colleagues, clients, suppliers, and contractors. • Effective in a collaborative yet informally structured work environment.  Desire to take responsibility and initiative.  Proven capability in managing contractors and working in a matrix organization on fast moving projects.
• Solid skills on MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Fluence Energy  IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status

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