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Emeryville, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Sales & Marketing

Senior Proposal Engineer



Wärtsilä’s Energy Business is looking for a Senior Proposal Engineer for Energy Storage & Optimization 


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(s) for this position is Wärtsilä’s location in Herndon, VA; Houston, TX; Emeryville, CA or remote in the Continental US.


As a Senior Proposal Engineer, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Lead proposal creation for energy storage and hybrids.
  • Write proposal content regarding to specific customer requirements and unique value points for the integrated solution.
  • Create 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist in developing software model architectures for various configurations of energy storage, engines, utility systems, and renewable generation to be used in grid tied and stand-alone power applications.
  • Utilize value concepts & tools defining the right value solutions for each individual customer.
  • Ability to travel as required (estimated 5%-10% of time).
  • Location: Herndon, Virginia, USA; Houston, Texas, USA; Emeryville, California, USA; Remote USA.


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

  • BS/MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering or relevant engineering discipline.
  • Experience with the energy storage and renewable energy markets, projects and products (bi-directional inverters, various battery chemistries, PV, wind turbines, flywheels, etc.).
  • Strong understanding of utility generation project development process.
  • Experience with industrial control methods and SCADA systems.
  • 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.
  • Understanding of CE, UL, IEEE, IEC and NEC standards as applicable to local region.
  • Knowledgeable in utility systems and interconnection requirements for electric generators.
  • Dynamic load flow modeling experience (PSSE/PSLF, ETAP or equivalent).
  • 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.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach.
  • Existing relationships with regional EPCs, Developers or IPPs.
  • Preferred location(s) for this position is Wärtsilä’s location in Herndon, VA; Houston, TX; Emeryville, CA or remote in the US.  Flexible with preference for proximity to Wartsila ES&O office locations as listed.


Why you and us

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. 


If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.


Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


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

Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 


Last application date: 25/06/2021


This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more: 

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