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Project Services Engineer

Posted about 1 month ago

MATRIX Resources has a wonderful opportunity for a Project Services Engineer with a retail energy background to join a highly sought after client! This position will be contract to hire and preferably sit in Phoenix or has opportunity to be remote!

3 years of experience with
direct BESS/Solar project experience is required! 

Position responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Project Development and Project Engineering Support
    • Support technical elements of RFIs/RFPs in collaboration with project developers and engineers
    • Support interconnection processes with technical expertise
    • Maintain a detailed understanding of design and operational standards and approved products.
    • Deliver equipment technical specs for EPC RFP processes
  • Integration Requirements Development
    • Develop hybrid system integration requirements, with specific focus on energy storage systems (ESS).
    • Collaborate with project developers and business leads to perform technical feasibility of hybrid systems (e.g. solar + storage, wind + solar) market opportunities.
    • Establish acceptance criteria relative to hybrid system integration requirements.
  • Supply Chain Support
    • Represent technical requirements during vendor qualification and selection
    • Maintain and update technical specifications used in supply contracts
    • Maintain close technical contact with ESS suppliers to understand product road maps and advocate for features that support company projects
  • Architectural Design
    • Generate architectural designs that are traceable to requirements.
    • Assess a range of architectural designs based on project specific constraints and propose optimal solutions based on technical and commercial considerations.
    • Establish hardware and software controls requirements for market applications, including utility and ISO compliance requirements.
    • Conduct peer reviews of design, analysis and final architectural recommendations.

Required Skills and Experience

  • BS required (MS preferred) in electrical, mechanical, or controls engineering
  • 5+ years of direct engineering experience
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical information verbally and experience writing technical reports
  • Proficiency in working on a small team in a fast-paced environment and demonstrated the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Basic software programming skills, especially MS Excel and Python
  • Knowledge of utility Energy Management Systems (EMS) and utility communication systems, including SCADA
  • Knowledge of utility equipment specifications
  • Familiarity with energy storage product safety standards such as UL1973 and UL9540

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong knowledge of electrical standards (UL/IEEE) and National Electrical Code and California Building Code, plus U.S. utility interconnection standards
  • Experience on utility electrical power system projects or distributed energy resource projects preferred
  • Prior experience in Energy Storage, Battery Systems, Renewable Energy, Utility, and other related industry experience
  • Familiarity with technical communications protocols (TCP/IP, Modbus/TCP, etc.) and a variety of controls software/hardware platforms
  • Familiarity or experience with energy market applications and telemetry requirements