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Battery Energy Storage Systems Engineer (Utility-Scale Solar & Storage)

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8minute Solar Energy Published: July 6, 2020 (about 1 month ago)
California, California
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Solar Energy
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Lead and support technical interface to utilities and vendors, tasked to:

  • Partner with key battery, inverter, enclosure/building suppliers to estimate component cost and performance for battery energy storage systems for inclusion in PV+S projects
  • Collaborate with battery suppliers and BESS integrator partners to build investor confidence in new technology or suppliers and push down the Levelized Cost of Storage
  • Write clear and strong contracts for the BESS supplier to deliver on our PPA obligations
  • Model BESS subsystems using in-house Python-based software simulation platform in collaboration with 8minute software engineers
  • Optimize selection of BESS equipment using 8minute in-house Python-based software simulation platform
  • Specify controls capabilities of the BESS for integration with onsite PV and utility operations
  • Manage sustainability and safety of BESS solution
  • Collaborate with 8minute solar PV design specialists to co-optimize design of storage facility with the solar PV component of the projects
  • Manage vendors commissioning of battery storage projects



  • Experienced in utility scale battery contracting from buyer or seller perspective
  • Experienced with BESS contractual guarantees terms
  • Experienced in BESS subsystem performance (batteries, inverters, thermal management, etc)
  • 2+ years, in designing and/or operating Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)
  • 2+ years experience in utility energy systems
  • Background in utility operations including dispatch of generators and battery storage controls
  • Experienced with performance modeling
  • Software programming skills, especially Python
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Bachelor of Science in STEM, preferably in electrical or mechanical engineering
  • Preferably graduate degree in STEM or economics


8minute Solar Energy offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and fully paid medical and dental benefits and unlimited PTO. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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