Sr. Project Engineer, Energy Storage

LG Energy Solution Company (LGES):

The LG Energy Solution Company is the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries. LGES has a revenue of approximately $10Bn and over 100 GWh of annual manufacturing capacity which serves three distinct areas, namely, consumer, automotive and energy storage. Our batteries are ubiquitous in these areas, powering hundreds of millions of smart phones, hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles (EVs) and hundreds of thousands of people’s homes. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea with regional offices all over the world including in the US, in Michigan and California. For further details please visit: www.lgensol.com.

This job offering is in the Energy Storage Systems (ESS) group of LGES which develops lithium-ion based energy storage solutions for the stationary market. This market is growing fast due to increasing penetration of intermittent renewable generation resources, the superior performance of ESS compared to conventional gas plants in applications such as frequency response, and falling battery prices. In this rapidly growing market, LGES has a leading position due to its advanced technology, superior product offerings, and strong financial and commercial strength. LGES offers products for all the different sectors of this market i.e. residential, commercial & industrial, grid-scale, and UPS, and in all scales, namely, kW/kWh to multi-MW/MWh. LGES currently has deployments of over 11 GWh with a diverse and large customer base including project developers, utilities, energy service providers, data center and home owners.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be the lead engineer from the proposal to the execution phase of energy storage projects. He/she is expected to contribute as an individual contributor on all electrical related topics. For other topics, he/she is expected to work with other team members to ensure successful project completion. Key responsibilities include:

  • Review RFPs and provide the required technical response. This includes determining the optimal battery size using LG’s proprietary tools that account for performance, thermal and aging behavior.
  • Design of electrical systems. This includes design of electrical architectures for custom build enclosures/containers and the overall system design. The work should include ampacity calculations, short circuit calculations, arc flash calculations, etc.
  • Collaborate with other engineers on mechanical and thermal management system design for custom build enclosures/containers. Ensure that these enclosures/containers are maintained at optimal temperature ranges throughout the battery life.
  • Design the communication and control architecture.
  • Identify and work with suppliers such as custom build enclosure/container manufacturers and power electronics companies.
  • Perform design reviews.
  • Ensure performance and quality standards are met.
  • Collaborate with customers, suppliers and colleagues via teleconferences and business trips. Expected travel (approximately 20%) will be inside the US and to South Korea.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in design of electrical systems for renewable projects (solar, wind or storage). Candidates that have experience in overall system design and those with experience in energy storage projects will be preferred.
  • Expertise in ampacity calculations, short circuit/load flow analysis, protective device coordination, arc flash calculations, etc.
  • Experience in the specification, analysis and procurement of major electrical equipment (e.g. power electronics, switchgear, transformers)
  • Proficient in electrical grid codes, standards and electrical studies.
  • Know-how of control and communication architectures. Understanding of thermal and structural designs of custom build enclosures/containers that house the batteries is desired.
  • Five or more years of experience in renewable industry (solar, wind or storage).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license is preferred.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical and time management skills. Able to think of creative solutions to problems.
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal, written, and presentation.





PI133597222

Posted
04/08/2021
Type
Full time
Salary Range
$91,000.00 - 138,000.00
per Year
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Location
San Jose, CA 95131, US