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Electrical Engineer - Battery Storage at EDF Renewables

Electrical Engineer - Battery Storage

EDF Renewables San Diego, CA Full-Time
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EDF Renewables North America, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables, is a leading North American independent power producer boasting over 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of services. Our mission is to deliver renewable solutions to lead the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Scope of Position:

The Battery Storage Engineer is responsible for supporting development, engineering, and construction of Battery Energy Storage Systems, BESS. This position also includes duties in supporting interconnection activities for BESS and photovoltaic, PV, plants.

Working Conditions:

80% of the time is spent in the office environment utilizing computers (frequent use of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Project), phones, and general office equipment, and 20% of the time is spent in the field.



  • 40% - Serves as subject matter expert for BESS plants on various project aspects including BESS sizing, inverter sizing, auxiliary power, grounding, metering schemes, SCADA design, etc. For areas beyond his/her skill set, responsible for communicating with internal engineering resources, or engaging outside resources as needed.

  • 35% - Supports interconnection activities for project in development stage (interconnection applications) and during the project implementation (attends interconnection calls, prepares interconnection submittals, engages external consultants when needed, ensures deadlines are met, etc.) Supports interconnection of multiple projects at the time.

  • 20% - Serves as Project Engineering and Construction Manager, PECM, on BESS projects when required, or supports other PECMs when needed.

  • 5% - Other duties as assigned.



  • BS in Electrical Engineering.
  • 5+ year’s industry experience in BESS technology and/or PV technology.
  • Understanding of power plant design and power system software.
  • Understanding of major electric power equipment: transformers, inverters, cables…
  • Basic understanding of Large Generation Interconnection activities, including but not limited to system equivalents, power flow, short circuit, transient simulations
  • Extensive and diversified knowledge of relevant codes, standards and engineering principles and practices required to produce safe, efficient, reliable and cost-effective designs
  • Experienced with various Microsoft software programs including but not limited to Word, Excel,  Project, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with power system software analysis: PSS/E, PSLF PSCAD, ETAP, etc. is a plus. Knowledge of other software such as AutoCAD, and Adobe Acrobat , Tableau is another plus.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal communication and management skills.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, ability to work well with others and be a good team player

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS: In alignment with our core values and placing safety first, EDF Renewables will implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all US hires. Proof of full vaccination will be required to accept an offer with a hire date on or after January 3, 2022.

Notice to Staffing Agencies: EDF Renewables and its subsidiaries ('EDF-R') will not accept unsolicited resumes/CVs from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to EDF-R, including unsolicited resumes sent to a EDF-R mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to EDF-R employees outside of EDF-R’s Recruiting department, or to EDF-R’s resume database will be considered as submitted directly by a candidate and therefore EDF-R will NOT pay any fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of such unsolicited resume. EDF-R will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from EDF-R’s Recruiting department to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully executed contract for service. EDF-R will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by EDF-R’s Vice President - Human Resources or his/ her designee. No other EDF-R employee is authorized to bind EDF-R to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.”


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