Power Systems Engineer

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Compensation: 130000.0 USD – 160000.0 USD / Year

***We are unable to work with 3rd-party or corp-to-corp candidates for this position***
Our Energy Storage client will be hiring a Power Systems Engineer with energy industry knowledge to join a team, starting from scratch.  They are currently outsourcing Engineering services, planning to bring this in house. 
This position will report to the CTO.  There will be occasional onsite work in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Use your engineering and leadership skills to design and develop next-generation distributed energy resource solutions, including energy storage and solar, for the electric power system, and see your solutions deployed with real-world customers who are incorporating distributed energy resources into the grid.
Experience with projects that solve real-world electric utility problems is ideal.    

  • Lead the engineering design of megawatt-scale energy storage systems, including electrical system design, utility interconnection design, installation and testing plan design, and control system integration.
  • Manage engineering service sub-contractors and component vendors to contribute to the overall design of energy storage systems.
  • Create and coordinate the delivery and quality assurance of key engineering drawings and reports. Manage the PE certification process for electrical design drawings.
  • Provide engineering support for component solicitations including the evaluation of power conversion systems and battery systems from multiple vendors.
  • Author customer-facing documents to help them implement energy storage designs (e.g. installation plans).
  • Work with others to identify design and performance improvements in the delivered systems.


  • 4+ years of power system engineering experience.
  • Energy industry (Battery Energy Storage preferred)


  • Knowledge of utility Energy Management Systems (EMS) and Distribution Management System (DMS) operations.
  • Knowledge of utility communication systems, including SCADA.
  • Knowledge of utility equipment specifications.
  • Experience in distributed energy resource (solar or energy storage) operations or interconnection within an electric utility.
  • Experience with hazard analysis and risk assessment for energy storage or utility projects.
  • Experience generating intellectual property (IP) and creating IP documentation.
  • Experience working on utility-focused power systems engineering projects or product design.
  • Experience working on utility-scale energy storage system design.
  • Knowledge of electric utility substation and electrical distribution system design.
  • Knowledge of utility protection and control engineering design principles.
  • Understanding of the dynamics of introducing distributed energy resources into electric grid operations.
  • Certification as an Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) in any state desired.


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