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Lead Microgrid and BESS Applications Engineer

Technology

Applications Engineer

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Description

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

We are looking for Lead Microgrid & BESS Applications Engineer to provide comprehensive applications/project engineering support for our distributed energy and microgrid projects that typically include managing a variety of DER and microgrid assets such as solar, energy storage, controls, and reciprocating engines. This position reports to our Principal Microgrid engineer and will likely be based out of Framingham MA.

The Challenge:

  • Work with switchgear manufacturers (and other OEMs) like Schneider Electric or Eaton to develop innovative designs and costing that are scalable to many jobs and customer sites. This includes working at voltage levels of 13.8, 4160, 480, and 208 depending on site and system size
  • Provide significant input to the solar, battery, and generator designs to optimize performance, reliability, and sustainability for each customer site
  • Lead on the full life-cycle of BESS and DER project design, guiding projects from conceptual design through to full system design,
  • Interface with equipment and technology vendors,
  • Utilize your strong technical and communication skills to interface with all aspects of the business and customers
  • Work extensively with our Business Development (BD) teams to evaluate and develop the right technical solutions
  • Work with the BD, execution, and commercial teams on specific projects to ensure the integration of the Microgrid is technically correct, practical, and cost-effective. This includes working with existing service entrance one-line drawings, or creating new ones, to provide the best design interface for functionality and cost
  • Investigate the interconnection which includes modifications to existing design concepts that are applicable to each site
  • Manage engineering consultants in the preparation of detailed engineering and construction drawings and specifications.

What You Bring to The Table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited program with a focus on the power side and minimum of four (4+) years experience in the design and construction of power/generation/renewable energy projects
  • Must have a deep understanding of relevant industry standards and regulations (e.g., NEC, UL, ISO)
  • Develop system-level schematics, wiring diagrams, and technical documentation for BESS installations
  • Collaborate with project managers, technicians, and other stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of BESS systems
  • Conduct factory acceptance tests and on-site commissioning of BESS systems to ensure they meet performance and safety standards
  • Thorough technical understanding of distributed energy technologies, including some combination of solar, battery, and reciprocating engines/turbines
  • Experience with Microgrid control, Demand Management, Behind-The-Meter storage, Electric Vehicle Charging, Solar and Wind power generation and related Power flow and Energy modelling
  • Project management experience with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of the various DER power sources within the Microgrid and how they best interface with the utility to provide the most efficient system.
  • Knowledge of emissions from the utility side as well as each of the DERs.
  • Knowledge of systems controls for all the, BESS, DERs and how they can be utilized to accomplish specific operating goals while part of the Microgrid. These goals provide economic returns for us and the customer.
  • AutoCAD experience (for creating conceptual one-line diagrams and site layouts).
  • Experience in submitting interconnection applications, and reviewing Utility studies which may include Detailed Studies, Facility Studies, and System Impact Studies.
  • Excellent communication skills possessing the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical people to make projects work.

Would be nice if you also had:

  • PE in power or progressing towards that license.
  • 5+ years' experience within Renewable electrical/design engineering,
  • Experience with DG or Utility-scale BESS system design is MUST,
  • Advanced courses in power or higher-level degree in the field are preferred

WHAT WE DO

Leidos is a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider. Utilities and mobile operators rely on our Power Delivery Services Team for reliable power and telecommunication expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities, more than 160 municipals/cooperatives, as well as a growing number of mobile operators, local utility providers and private developers. In addition to providing engineering and project management services, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within the Top 10 T&D Firms, and Top 10 Power Firms. To explore and learn more, click here!

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

We take care of our employees. Leidos seeks the best and the brightest, and in return, we invest in you, with an eye on your future, through career advancement, growth opportunities and continuous improvement via mentoring, formal and informal project management training and assistance with obtaining pertinent certifications. We challenge you to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems, and reward you with a welcoming culture that recognizes the importance of a strong work/life balance, as well as competitive compensation and benefits. We believe that diversity and inclusion make us all better and offer the chance to have fun and make a difference.

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Original Posting Date:

2024-05-01

While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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