Project Engineer (Energy Storage)

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Project Engineer (Energy Storage)
e-STORAGE is a subsidiary of Canadian Solar and a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. The Company offers its own proprietary LFP battery solution, comprehensive EPC services, and innovative solutions aimed at improving grid operations, integrating clean energy, and contributing to a sustainable future. e-STORAGE has successfully implemented over 3.3 GWh DC of battery energy storage solutions in various locations, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China. This significant accomplishment solidifies e-STORAGE's position as a key player in the global energy storage integration industry. Currently, the Company operates two fully automated, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with an annual production capacity of approaching 20 GWh. e-STORAGE is fully equipped to continue providing high-quality, scalable energy storage solutions and contribute to the widespread adoption of clean energy.
For additional information about e-STORAGE, visit www.csestorage.com
Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and has been listed on NASDAQ since 2006. It is now one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies. Canadian Solar is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development. Over the past 22 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 102 GW of premium-quality, solar photovoltaic modules to customers across the world. Likewise, since entering the project development business in 2010, Canadian Solar has developed, built, and connected over 9 GWp of solar power projects and over 3 GWh of battery storage projects across the world. Currently, the Company has approximately 700 MWp of solar power projects in operation, 8 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 17 GWp of projects in advanced and early-stage pipeline. In addition, the Company has a total battery storage project development pipeline of 52 GWh, including approximately 2 GWh under construction or in backlog, and an additional 50 GWh at advanced and early-stage development. Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry.
For additional information about Canadian Solar, visit www.canadiansolar.com

Position Summary
The Project Engineer is part of a cross functional team that focuses on executing battery storage projects with market-leading technologies. The Project Engineer is responsible for all engineering activities of one or two Storage projects from the design phase through to commissioning to ensure successful execution. The Project Engineer is expected to spend over 25% of his or her time at the project site.

Project Planning (Remote)
  • Assist with the development of technical specifications, vendor reviews, supplier qualifications, etc., including testing and commissioning aspects of energy storage projects.
  • Support procurement activities by managing supplier information gathering, generating technical requirement documents, and maintaining supplier Q&A logs.
  • Review and evaluate technical aspects of EPC bidder’s proposals about energy storage during EPC selection.
  • Review project documents and preliminary designs to identify gaps in scope and responsibility to ensure project success. This requires a comprehensive understanding of engineering, construction, and permitting concepts.

Project Execution (On Site)
  • Responsible for technical project execution, which requires understanding/managing the scope, stakeholders, and schedule and keeping all parties in sync.
  • Interface with internal customers (project managers, product engineers, sales team) and external customers (utilities, AHJs, contractors, end customers) to ensure consistent communication.
  • Manage Engineering Consultant and host weekly coordination and design review meetings with stakeholders.
  • Review/coordinate design and other technical information from suppliers and contractors.
  • Manage the design review process and ensure all comments are closed.
  • Review equipment Factory Acceptance Test procedures and reports.
  • Prepare commissioning plan, schedules, and checklist to coordinate all commissioning activities and performance testing.
  • Inspect construction work and support the resolution of installation and commissioning technical issues.
  • Suggest improvement in product design or procedures/processes based on lessons learned.

Other Responsibilities
  • Maintain and develop key strategic relationships with major vendors, suppliers, and contractors throughout the energy storage industry.
  • Support value-engineering and process improvement efforts by sharing project-specific lessons learned.

Qualifications & Experience
  • BS in an engineering field or equivalent experience/practical knowledge.
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in project and/or systems engineering within an Energy Storage integrator or EPC contractor.
  • Direct experience in battery storage systems, medium voltage stations, and/or related products/systems.
  • Proficient in the specification, technical bid analysis, and procurement of major equipment such as inverters, transformers, switchgear, etc...
  • Must have a sound understanding of commissioning, and testing of Energy Storage projects.
  • Proficient in construction project management (Submittals, RFIs, Change Order, non-conformance, As-built)
  • Proficient in MV Electrical Installations, Ampacity Calculations, Short circuit/load flow, Protective Device Coordination, Arc Flash, Grounding per IEEE80, and other relevant design topics.
  • Practical hands-on experience in system engineering and a solid understanding of related regulatory standards including NEC/UL code compliance.
  • Global perspective awareness, and direct experience working across diverse cultures in a multinational company would be beneficial.
  • A go-getter professional with a can-do attitude - setting aggressive, measurable goals and objectives for him/herself and prepared to be measured against them.
  • A dynamic professional and the ability to positively interact and collaborate with a diverse group of people at all levels and disciplines and capable of standing in front of key clients, thinking on his/her feet, and making sound decisions within compressed timelines.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and prioritize a broad variety of issues, initiatives, and objectives concurrently.

Compensation & Benefits
Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary plus fully comprehensive benefits and a performance bonus package based on an annual objective achievement. Our generous benefits package includes a 401(k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental/life/disability program, vacation, and sick days.
Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.