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Design Engineer

RWE Renewables Americas LLC, Austin, Chicago or San Francisco, United States (US) 

To start on 01/04/2021, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Engineering; Renewables 


We are looking for a strong candidate to join the exciting Project Design team for Americas as a Design Engineer to assist with engineering and technical design of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) to ensure quality, reliability and cost-effective construction and operation of RWE projects.



  • Establish and maintain the engineering design criteria, applicable standards and specifications for BESS projects
  • Develop reliable and cost-effective customer focused BESS designs in support of the Energy Storage development team
  • Be responsible for the development, review and technical oversight of all engineering and design of energy storage projects
  • Review/approve the work of consultants used on BESS projects to ensure consistent, cost effective designs and timely delivery
  • Support procurement of BESS equipment by maintaining continuous interface with Vendor’s technical personnel and performing technical bid evaluation to ensure compliance to specifications
  • Provide support to project engineering and construction team to assure timely and cost-effective resolution to regulatory, permitting and technical issues associated with the execution and delivery of BESS projects
  • Support system studies of BESS during design and planning and ensure its proper execution during delivery
  • Actively support the automation and modeling team in developing tools to improve processes, efficiency and communication



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from a US accredited University, Master’s or Phd in engineering (preferably electrical) is a plus
  • 4+ years of engineering experience in renewable generating facilities (solar and storage), Professional Engineer (PE) registration is a plus
  • Proven experience in design and delivery of grid scale storage technology solutions as well as familiarity with tier 1 technology energy storage projects
  • Proven expertise in grid codes, PCS and Power Management System & Energy Management system associated with BESS projects
  • Experience with ETAP, MATLAB, Homer Pro, PSEE, PSCAD is a plus
  • Ability to maintain ownership and take responsibility for all BESS technical issues
  • Proactive personality, solution minded and willing to take calculated risks to achieve results
  • Ability to discern problems, evaluate alternatives and work with stakeholders to resolve issues
  • Ability to effectively interface and interact with various other functional groups, proven team player


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Any questions? Ben Michalson, ben.michalson@rwe.com

We look forward to meeting you!


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.

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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.

RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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