Senior Controls Engineer - Demand Energy

Job Locations US-OR-Bend
Job ID
2017-1375
# of Openings
1
Category
Demand Energy - Tech Development

Overview

Senior Controls Engineer will be a key member of a team developing and implementing unique and powerful control algorithms for a wide variety of energy applications.

Responsibilities

1. Develop, simulate, test, and improve electrical system control algorithms for a wide variety of applications
2. Perform economic analysis of business cases based on realistic physical, economic, and market assumptions
3. Support transfer of key software and algorithms to a production software environment (i.e. be a part-time member of a production software team)
4. Support Sales and Marketing by performing customer-specific energy storage system simulations, documenting methods and results, and presenting to customers
5. Participate in commissioning and monitoring of energy storage systems
6. Collect and interpret field data from active energy storage systems
7. If requested, present and/or publish work in various venues for example internally, to customers, to partners, and at industry events

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Knowledge and experience developing and simulating digital control systems
2. Proficiency in numerical methods. Examples of numerical algorithms with which the applicant should be familiar

a. Nonlinear regression
b. Optimization
c. Differentiation and integration
d. Solving systems of equations
e. Time discretization and simulation
f. Interpolation

3. Excellent Matlab skills

4. Proficiency developing object oriented software using test-driven development techniques

5. Strong skills in physics and applied mathematics
6. Strong knowledge of electronics, building electrical systems, and transmission and distribution systems
7. Ability to work in a team-based software development environment
8. Ability to clearly communicate results of work to peers, customers, and partners
9. Tenacious problem solving abilities.
10. Strong attention to detail based on vigilance in the analysis to enable correct conclusions.

Qualifications

1. Master of Science degree or higher
2. 5-8 years’ experience in a field involving electrical energy conversion such as renewable energy or energy storage
3. Ability to travel domestically and internationally

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