Staff PPC Engineer

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About Us

Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., is one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Talheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ). Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, government, and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 7 business enterprise in South Korea.

Our mission is to provide affordable and smart energy solutions through technology and innovation to create a sustainable future for the planet. We are expanding our business by offering revolutionary energy systems to residential customers including ESS, MLPE (power optimizers, micro-inverters), EV charging solutions, and Smart IoT with world-class solutions.

Position Overview

A Staff PPC Engineer is responsible for design and development of Geli’s power plant control and data acquisition systems. This position is focused on developing and implementing PPC model design and code for PV and BESS systems. This position will work closely with our control and software engineering team while supporting external stakeholders in System Integration and Project Development teams. This is a high-visibility, high-impact position in a fast-growing team with an opportunity to contribute to overall project execution and corporate vision of renewable growth. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with demonstrated success in similar roles previously.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement PPC code for PV and BESS systems.
  • Engage with internal and external teams, Utilities and ISOs to negotiate points lists.
  • Test configuration on a Typhoon Hardware in Loop.
  • Develop test plan and automated tests.
  • Aid in documenting functions and features of PPC.
  • Review documentation and provide feedback to clients and subcontractors.
  • Coordinate onsite testing and commissioning.
  • Engage in planning meetings with team.
  • Strong work & teamwork ethic.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Passionate about solving customers’ problems.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Power System, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation or Computer Engineering.
  • 5 + yrs. experience interacting with Utilities, ISO’s, IPP’s in the US market.
  • Field experience deploying PPC/SCADA systems for renewable projects in the US.
  • Strong understanding of network communication architectures, protocols (Modbus, DNP3, OPC UA).
  • Has worked with NERC, FERC and reliability standards.
  • Experience programming HMI, PLC, IEDs, ION meters, and RTU devices.
  • Interpret schematics, and block diagrams for networking, controls and electrical systems.
  • Familiarity with electrical modeling & simulation tools like PSSE, PSCAD, ETAP.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated experience deploying Utility-scale projects for Solar, Wind, or Energy Storage markets.
  • Understands the value of hypotheses, experimentation, and learning.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Make a difference: join a group of people who are passionate about renewable energy
Have an impact: the company is still small enough that everyone’s contribution has a significant impact on the success of the company
Many opportunities to lead teams, and projects, and contribute to development
Casual professional working environment: there’s no need to dress up, just present your best self
Work collaboratively in a diverse environment- we commit to reaching better decisions by respecting opinions and working through disagreements

Physical, Mental, & Physical Demands

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Mobility
Standing: 20% of time
Sitting: 70% of time
Walking: 10% of time

Strength
Pulling: up to 10 Pounds
Pushing: up to 10 Pounds
Carrying: up to 10 Pounds
Lifting: up to 10 Pounds

Agility
(F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Turning: F
Twisting: F
Bending: O
Crouching: O
Balancing: N
Climbing: N
Crawling: N
Kneeling: N

Dexterity
(F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Typing: F
Handling: F
Reaching: F

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.