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Australia - Huntingwood, AU

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Digital Technology and Open Innovation

System Engineer, Energy Storage & Optimization

Wärtsilä’s Energy Business is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. As an Energy System Integrator, we understand, design, build and serve optimal power systems for future generations. Wärtsilä’s solutions provide the needed flexibility to integrate renewables and secure power system reliability. Our offering includes flexible internal combustion engine-based power plants,

energy storage & integration solutions, as well as gas to power systems. We support our customers over the lifecycle or their installations with services that enable increased efficiency and guaranteed

performance. Wärtsilä has 68 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world.


Wärtsilä’s Energy Business is looking for a Systems Engineer, Commercial Support for the Energy Storage & Optimization business.


The position of Systems Engineer ("SE") will be part of the growing Project Delivery Team and report to the Manager of Project Delivery. The SE will be responsible to oversee the Project Design (Electrical

Design Package, Communication, and minor Software), Commissioning, and Technical Support of AC and DC electrical systems associated with utility-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). Qualified

candidates should have a solid understanding of fundamental electrical engineering, project management and construction principals, as well as experience designing high power electrical systems.


This position will be a member of Wartsila's internal and customer technical Subject Matter Expert Team for ESS Products and Projects and will work closely with the following group: Software Delivery,

Product Delivery, Project Management, Commissioning Manager and other various groups to ensure ESS projects fulfill customer functionality and contract requirements.


The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that can work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. The candidate should thrive in a fast paced, constantly changing environment while the industry and company go through substantial growth.


Preferred location for this position is Wärtsilä’s location in Sydney, Australia


Main Responsibilities:

Collaborates with the relevant team in the preparation and coordination of projects technical materials Establish and maintain the engineering, design criteria and applicable standards and specifications for the ESS project.

Interface with external product vendors to understand the specification(s) and function(s) of their product(s) and service(s); and determine which product(s) are best suited for exact ESS applications and functionalities

Specify appropriate system components, calculate component ratings and quantities, and create detailed bills-of material for energy storage projects

Review detailed electrical plans produced by others and provide precise organized feedback in a timely manner

Review project technical specifications and provide feedback to ensure that project requirements will be met

Responsible for revising existing electrical drawings in SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or AutoCAD Electrical from explicit verbal or written instructions from senior engineers

Collaborates with the relevant team to response to RFP/RFQ regarding plant integrator, equipment and technology selection

Perform site visits and ESS field inspection in advance to check any risks from engineering side.

When need the ability to preform remote or onsite Commissioning and Troubleshooting

Tier 2 project technical support for internal and external stakeholders



Additional Job Requirements:

Familiar with lithium ion battery

Familiar with relevant codes and standards for ESS and inverters (NEC, IBC, IFC, NFPA, UL, IEC)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate highly complex engineering, construction and operational issues

Experience with utility scale ESS and renewable energy projects and products (bi-directional inverters, various battery chemistries, PV, wind turbines, flywheels, etc.).

Understanding of Inverter, Converter, Transformer, Battery, Circuit breaker, Fuse, AC/DC power supply electrical equipment.

Understanding of utility generation project engineering, construction, and commissioning practices.

Knowledge of multimeters, oscilloscopes power quality analysis, harmonics and their operation.

Ability to configure and troubleshoot programmable logic controllers (PLC) and industrial electronic equipment (protection relays, inverters, BMS, etc.).

Experience with industrial control methods and SCADA systems.



Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements:

Minimum Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Power Engineering, or equivalent work experience

5 years' experience with renewable energy (Solar Utility Scale) and/or ESS, Power System Design, Communication Network, and minor Software.

Ability to travel to domestic and international project sites and/or vendors (Approx. 10 - 25%)


Contact person to give further information:


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: http://www.wartsila.com/en/careers/vacancies.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totaled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com