Fluence

Alpharetta, GA, USA, United States

Posted on: 2022-08-03

Category: energy

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Commissioning Engineer

About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

Fluence (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services and digital applications for renewables and storage. With a presence in 30 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing storage and renewables. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids. For more information, please visit fluenceenergy.com.
 
OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

About the position:
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity. We take personal ownership in what we do, developing trust in our relationships with internal and external stakeholders. We firmly believe in having honest, forthcoming, and fair communications.

Fluence 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, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

The Energy Storage Commissioning Engineer will:

  • Commission Fluence Projects working in cooperation with multiple project stakeholders including Fluence construction managers, contractors, suppliers, automation teams, control systems teams, etc.
  • Develop and execute commissioning plans including resourcing and scheduling.
  • Lead commissioning efforts 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 industry-accepted practices, 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 subsystems; 4) inverter subsystems.
  • What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • Undergraduate degree in a related engineering field with 2 to 4 years of professional work experience in a related field, such as industrial/utility construction, commissioning, project management, performance testing, and troubleshooting.
  • Willing and able to manage commissioning at field locations located domestically and internationally. Must be willing to accept work assignments that require extensive (>90%) overnight travel from home, including weekends and holidays. 
  • Able to provide effective remote technical support as needed to other commissioning teams.
  • Demonstrated hand’s on field experience in an electric utility-scale or process-heavy industrial environment, including but not limited to equipment and instrumentation acceptance testing, performance testing, troubleshooting, installation, startup/shutdowns, commissioning, and turnarounds.
  • 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.
  • Desire to learn new skills, business applications and equipment platforms.
  • Able to manage multiple overlapping projects. 
  • Manage and resolve scheduling conflicts with key stakeholders. 
  • Delegate and manage workload of the site commissioning team. Identifies skill gaps and scheduling concerns in pre-commissioning to identify and manage those required resources.
  • 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.
  • Preferred Experience:
  • Experience managing teams of engineers or technicians in the electric power industry, or similar field.
  • 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).
  • Knowledge of the design, operation and maintenance of high voltage electrical equipment including but not limited to inverters, transformers, controllers.