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Applications Engineer / Project Manager

Company: Powin Energy
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Scope of Position: The Applications Engineer/Project Manager (AE/PM) shall provide the primary technical support for the sales & marketing team, shall be responsible for managing the technical aspects of the sales process. Working with the Sales Team, the AE/PM will provide technical solutions for Powin Energy product offerings and project proposals. The AE/PM must have the ability to perform conceptual design, feasibility & financial (budgeting) analysis, basic layout and cost estimating of grid-scale and commercial/industrial energy storage systems and microgrid solutions. Having technical experience with a business-oriented mindset will make a successful candidate. Responsibilities:

* Identify value advantages of different products and system design approaches * Identify and outline the requirements of customer RFP/RFOs * Write proposals and responses to RFP/RFOs * Design and create high-level as well as detailed system design drawings, layouts, schematics * Specify appropriate system components, calculate component ratings and quantities, and create detailed bills-of-material for material and labor cost estimates * Develop technical manuals for system installation and operation. * Develop O&M structure/process (e.g., estimate for customer O&M plans, standard & extended warranties). * Understand regulatory requirements specific to geographic locations, individual utilities and governing agencies * Interface with vendors to understand the form, fit and function of their products and services; and determine which products are best suited for an application or project * Request quotes for vendor products and services and maintain a comparative database of manufacturers pricing * Maintain database of vendor technical information * Interface with engineering team to determine the most effective solutions to meet customer RFP requirements * Provide technical support when handing projects off to engineering and operations teams * Travel is necessary for this position. * Assist sales team to create customer presentations * Assist sales team to develop pricing models for proposals * Support sales and commercial team to deliver company product and service presentations to prospective customers and clients

Minimum Qualifications :

* BS in Electrical Engineering * Strong understanding of utility generation project development process * Able to read and understand system schematics, single-line drawings, mechanical elevation, and building layout drawings * Strong written and oral skills, must be a proven and competent English writer, able to create grammatically correct and properly structured English proposal documents. * Competent with ACAD or equivalent drafting tools * Competent with MS Office products (Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Projects, Outlook, etc.) as well as graphical design tools (ACAD, Paint, Illustrator, etc.) * Understanding of UL, IEEE, and NEC standards * Knowledgeable in utility systems and interconnection requirements for electric generators, medium-voltage system design and construction background is desirable * Passion for innovation, ability to adapt to fasting changing market demands, working independently and as a team member * Willingness to take ownership and produce results * Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

Desirable Qualifications :

* Experience with the energy storage and renewable energy markets, projects and products (bi-directional inverters, various battery chemistries, etc.) * Advanced engineering degree * 5+ years of experience with energy storage systems * Experience with transmission and distribution infrastructures * Experience with the installation of large generation systems * Knowledge of high-power generator functional requirements (FERC, NERC, PREPA, etc.) * Knowledge of developers, IPP's, integrators, unregulated and regulated utility companies installing and operating renewable energy generation

Job Type: Full-time Pay: $55,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year Experience:

* Electrical: 3 years (Required)

Education:

* Bachelor's (Required)

Keywords: Powin Energy, Portland , Applications Engineer / Project Manager, Engineering , Portland, Oregon

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