Renewable Energy Engineer, BESS (Powers & Drives)

Cleveland OR Hybrid, OH 44131

Employment Type: Contract To Hire/Perm Job Category: Software Job Number: 24295

Job Description

Job Title: Renewable Energy Automation Engineer, BESS
Department: Systems Engineering
Reports directly to: Renewable Energy Engineer – Technology Dept.
FLSA Status – Exempt

Nidec Industrial Solutions:
Nidec Industrial Solutions [NIS] is a $400M Business Unit of Nidec Corporation, a $13 Billion global company focused on motors, drives, and controls. NIS is headquartered in Milan, Italy with footprint in 10 countries and growing. Our US operations are based in Cleveland, OH. NIS Americas activities span a range of business models including products manufacturing, system engineering and automation, installation, and services. Our customers and applications are in O&G, Mining, Renewable Energy & Storage, Metals manufacturing, Pulp & Paper, Marine, Material Handling, Power Generation, and other diverse sectors.

Position Summary:

The Renewable Energy Automation Engineer for BESS, NIS – Americas will assist in Develop Power Conversion System Controller for Energy Storage System this includes
  • Model complex electrical systems using static, RMS and EMT simulation tools.
  • Simulate and study the behavior of converters integrated into an extended electrical network.
  • Determine control software and system hardware requirements for products based on current market needs, grid code requirements.
  • Analysis and validation of study results by comparing them with real measurements.
  • Model validation and monitoring of approval and certification files according to international standards.
  • Standardize suite for grid-scale market applications by designing execution sequences, application parameters, control block diagrams, and then facilitate software implementation for:
    • Volt-VAR Compensation Mode
    • Dynamic Transfer
    • Frequency Compensation Mode
    • Black Start
    • Islanded Operation
    • Balance of Plant
    • Round Trip Efficiency
  • Good understanding of energy storage and static conversion systems.
  • Understanding of the fundamental differences between static, RMS and EMT electrical simulation environments.
  • Understanding of one or more simulation tools among the following software: Simulink EMTP / PSCAD / PowerFactory / PSSE / PLECS / PSIM
  • Programming IEC 61131-3 Automation Experience a plus, ISaGRAF or CODESYS
  • Programming of Industrial Managed Network Switches, Cisco, Hirschmann, etc.
  • Understanding of IEEE 1547, UL 1741 SA/SB, UL 9540 standards
  • Experience with Grid Scale Energy Storage or Solar Inverters, System Applications and Configuration
  • Experience with Inverter programming
  • Experience with Battery Systems Applications, C rate, SOC, BMS communication protocols, Round Trip Efficiency, etc.
Education/License Requirements
  • BSEE or MSEE preferred
  • PE License preferred
Experience Requirements
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in automation design in utility scale renewable energies EPC projects.


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