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Huntingwood, AU

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

System Engineer - Energy Storage & Optimization

System Engineer- Energy Storage & Optimization

We are looking for a System Engineer (“SE”) to join our growing Project Delivery Team. The SE is 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).


What will you be doing:

As a System Engineer, you 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 System Engineer will report to the Manager of Project Delivery. The desired location for this position will be in Australia (Eastern Coast). The System Engineer should reside close to a major airport and be able to travel to domestic, and international project sites and/or vendors (Approx. 10 - 25% of the time).


The ideal candidate has: 

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Power Engineering
  • 5 years’ experience with renewable energy and/or Energy Storage Systems.


As a System Engineer, you will focus on these 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 needed, the ability to perform remote or onsite Commissioning and Troubleshooting
  • Tier 2 project technical support for internal and external stakeholders


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

  • Education: Minimum Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Power Engineering, or equivalent work experience 
  • 5 years’ experience with renewable energy (Solar Utility Scale) and/or Energy Storage System, Power System Design, Communication Network, and minor Software.
  • 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 and understand in CAD drawing
  • 25% travel via plane and/or automobile required
  • Experience with utility scale energy storage 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.
  • Applicant should be able to explain in detail the electrical principals of voltage, current, power, energy, charge, resistance, inductance, capacitance, DC voltage, AC voltage, single-phase, and three-phase power and other fundamental electrical engineering concepts.
  • Applicant should be able to read and understand drawings of electrical controls for industrial automation, switchgear control and protection, involvement with medium voltage equipment and networks schematics. Especially single-line, three-line, fire safety systems, and communication diagrams.
  • 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.


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.





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.