1. DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING:
Collaborate closely with various departments including Development, Origination, Procurement, Finance, Energy Assessment, Investment Transactions Engineering, Engineering and Construction to conduct technical planning and due diligence evaluations.
Determine optimal energy storage system sizing based on technology, costs, application, contract structure, and other applicable constraints in coordination with the renewable asset design.
Conceptually design utility-scale energy storage systems and renewable assets + storage that maximized value for the lifetime cost of the system in coordination with the Regulations and Markets, Energy Storage Analytics Department and other Technology Units.
Support local Engineering teams from each of the countries along the preparation of the Basic and Execution Projects to be presented to the different administrative bodies for permitting.
Perform energy storage degradation and augmentation modeling for multiple technologies in coordination and iteration with various use cases.
Coordinate and validate with other Technology Units the execution of specific key system studies for the integration of the BESS for the project, ensuring compliance with the grid code requirements at the POI.
Provide the Bill of Quantities and CAPEX estimation for the material execution of the projects and detailed inputs to Regulations and Markets for the project revenues estimation and O&M for OpEx estimation.
2. PROJECT TENDERS(RFP):
Prepare the technical tender RfP documents for supporting procurement with contracting the specialized external engineering companies for the preparation of the tender projects. Provide support to the Purchasing Department along the company selection and contracting.
Manage and coordinate with the external engineering firms for preparation of technical projects of the Balance of System (BOS) of BESS, including the needed ground studies and civil design, DC, AC low voltage, MV electrical designs and communications and control system design, for the energy storage plants, ensuring compliance with the conditions established by the business units, other technical departments or external agents, to ensure maximum efficiency in the development of such projects.
Review and evaluate the BOS and BESS integration bidder’s proposals pertaining to energy storage during the course of the BOS and BESS integration company(s) selection, with a tabulation of the received bids in order to ensure the selection of the best final project from the engineering point of view.
Support the Purchasing Department along the preparations and negotiation of the technical terms and exhibits of the BESS projects Contracts, for Capital Equipment, Balance of System and System integration, in coordination with other Technology units, Construction and Operations Department.
3. DETAILED ENGINEERING:
Support the review of the detailed engineering packages prepared by the BOS and BESS integration construction companies in collaboration with execution team project engineers, ensuring the compliance with the Contract and Tender Project, specifications and standards, while support value-engineering approach in order to save CAPEX and/or optimize the project schedule.
4. CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT:
Support project Construction team throughout execution of Factory Acceptance Test of the Capital Equipment, site QA/QC plan and IPPs preparation, commissioning, and final testing of the project.
5. COORDINATION OF PROJECT TRANSFER FROM ENGINEERING TO CONSTRUCTION AND FINALLY TO OPERATIONS:
Lead the transfer of projects to the Construction Team, ensuring full understanding of frontiers and interfaces between Engineering firms, OEMs, Construction, and Integrator companies, to optimize the construction, start times, guaranteeing the coordination and technical quality in the transfer of the project.
Coordinate the evaluation and resolution of the proposed modifications of the final construction project raised in the construction phase, concluding the learned lessons from the project in order to ensure the maintenance of the technical standards of EDPR.
Ensure the application of the common standards in the projects, supervising its adaptation to applicable local regulation, in order to avoid non justified deviations and maximize the investment efficiency with all the technical warranty needed.
Challenge Technical Standards applicability and verify and justify deviations from them, in order to assure the technical solvency and the technical-economic efficiency of the projects.
Support the team along the initiatives for the development of creative and innovative engineering processes.
Assist the E&C standardization team with the development of technical specifications, vendor reviews, supplier qualifications, etc, including testing and commissioning aspects of energy storage projects.
7. TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT COORDINATION:
Ensure the coordination of service provision from BESS Technology, Electrical and Control, Cross-Functional Projects and other Technology teams to the Storage Engineering Team, of specific key studies and technological intel needed during the engineering phase for its integration in the project, to minimize the risk associated to the construction process.
Produce regular and frequent project status updates and other reporting documents, following Manager indications.
9. COMPANY POLICY AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE:
Understand and apply policies to prevent occupational hazards, environment and quality to ensure implementation and compliance on tasks under their responsibility.
10. EDPR INSTITUTIONAL REPRESENTATION:
Represent EDPR in conferences, agencies and institutions, public and private, in matters relating to its jurisdiction to enforce the interests of EDPR.
1. ACADEMIC LEVEL
Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited educational institution
A postgraduate will be valued
2. REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
3-7 years combined of technical/engineering and management experience in the energy storage industry preferred.
Experience in energy storage designs required (specifically chemical battery- based technologies)
3. SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of contracting EPC’s regarding energy storage projects (performance requirements, warranties, LD’s, etc)
Knowledge of Energy Storage costs (equipment and installation) for estimating large capital projects
Strong knowledge of AutoCAD and other energy storage layout tools strongly preferred.
Strong knowledge of Solar PV technology and engineering is preferred
Proficient knowledge of the full Microsoft Office suite; high proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint required
Knowledge of engineering and market economics and design optimization
Strong existing relationships and familiarity with energy storage equipment vendors required
Knowledge of International technical normative
Experience working with software platforms such as Python is a plus.
English and Spanish
Portuguese and others is a plus
5. BEHAVIORAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to work in a multi-national team, with persons in different countries and labor calendar
Strong technical, analytical, quantitative, strategic and management skills
Ability to quickly come up to speed on all technical and commercial subjects related to renewable energy projects, specifically storage.
Ability to quickly understand the basics of a variety of subjects relating to renewable energy including civil and electrical engineering designs and detailed drawings, construction-related processes, environmental, and cultural studies.
Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
Ability to work productively with limited supervision
Strong time-management skills and ability to multi-task
Strong interest in renewable energy and utility business
Business acumen and demonstrated strong project management skills
Ability and willingness to travel. Travel up to 30% or as deemed necessary to support the project.
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