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Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Senior Power System Engineer

Senior Power System Engineer

We are looking for a Senior Power System Engineer to join our team. The Energy Storage and Optimization business unit of Wärtsilä is the leading provider of energy storage systems and plant control software. Our mission is to enable a cleaner, more intelligent, and distributed energy infrastructure. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, we are seeking a Senior Power Engineer to join our team locally or remotely.


What will you be doing:

As a Senior Power System Engineer, you will be an integral part of the Simulation and Data Science team in the Research and Development group, working to accelerate the development of our deployed software capabilities.


The ideal candidate has:

  • An electrical engineer or electrical engineering PhD
  • 2-10 years of relevant experience.


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

  • Develop and maintain system level electrical models, simplified thermal models, and battery circuit models in MATLAB/Simulink or Python.
  • Develop a platform for battery operation simulation and analysis.
  • Support Business Development with technical input and review
  • Participate in battery system and inverter control development.
  • Develop and provide input on control methods and algorithms for conducting steady-state, transient, and dynamic analysis.
  • Develop other advanced integrated control algorithms and simulation software as a part of the R&D team.
  • Integrate GEMS models with models of equipment models including battery PCS, PV inverters, wind turbine inverter and spinning generators.
  • Understands and can articulate a diverse range of operating methods for utility scale electrical power systems, including renewable energy, energy storage, and conventional generation technologies (including any combination of these systems in hybrid configurations).



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

•    Expertise with MATLAB and Simulink in conducting electrical circuit modeling and simulations
•    Experience with inverters, dc-dc, dc to dc or ac to dc 
•    Experience in thermal
•    Can work independently and provide strong leadership

Desired Characteristics:

•    Experience with Python coding is a plus
•    Experience developing UIs for internal departments is a plus
•    Experience with open-source analytic and data mining software.
•    Familiar with large datasets and or timeseries datasets for high-speed computing.
•    Strong technology leadership record with power systems engineering and renewable energy projects.



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.


For more information about this position, please contact Adam Schulz at adam.schulz@wartsila.com


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: 31/01/2022

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimising their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Our offering comprises flexible power plants, energy management systems, and storage, as well as lifecycle services that ensure increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world.


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 at www.wartsila.com.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC