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USA - Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Sales & Marketing
Job Category:  Sales & Marketing

Senior Proposal Engineer

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

 

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?

 

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 Senior Proposal Engineer for the 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.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Subject matter expert for Energy Storage in the AMER region including expertise in the technical design of systems and identification of the business models that support the economic case to deploy storage.
  • Work closely with the software team to develop time-series system models and perform simulation analyses for system sizing, performance optimization, and/or energy management algorithm development. Present simulation results to customers.
  • Work closely with the existing Wartsila Sales team to help identify and engage with key customers/accounts within the area, and support and maintain relationships relative to Energy Storage.

 

Main 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 25-33% of time).
  • Location: Herndon, Virginia, USA; Houston, Texas, USA; Emeryville, California, USA; Remote USA.

 

Development Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing a hybrid power solution utilizing Wartsila engines, batteries, and renewable generation technologies.
  • Help further development of Sales Tools for energy storage and hybrids.

 

Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements: 

  • 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.

 

Contact person to give further information:

 

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. 

 

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


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