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Automation Engineer - Energy Storage


Chicago, IL, US, n/a Austin, TX, US, n/a San Francisco, CA, US, n/a

RWE Renewables Americas LLC, Chicago, United States (US) 

To start on 14/12/2021 or To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Renewables 



As an automation engineer with the Global Storage Engineering's Applied technology team, you will be responsible for capturing technical requirements and process improvements to support value engineering through advanced automation.  You will work very closely with the project design and modelling team to develop tools, processes and methodologies for sizing and quantifying Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for RWE’s project pipeline globally. You will take an active role in developing innovative tools and apps for continuously improving how we work.


Essential functions:

  • Automate. Automate. Automate.
  • Work closely with storage engineers to architect and develop in house tools and database to help size and quantify BESS for procurement, engineering and commercial teams.
  • Evaluate, modify, and enhance existing energy storage modeling tools and systems.
  • Evaluate and integrate tools and frameworks required to provide requested capabilities.
  • Process owner for capturing technical, application requirements and process improvements to help shape BESS design and support value engineering through automation.
  • Implement, maintain and continuously improve workflows to help our teams work more efficiently.



  • Excellent interpersonal skills, energetic and a self-starter with 3+ years of relevant work experience providing quantitative analysis, tools development and automation.
  • Strong passion for working in the renewable energy industry
  • Strong organizational skills along with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s in engineering, mathematics, or a related quantitative field
  • Experience using one or more scientific programming languages such as Python and Matlab and other languages such as Java
  • Proficiency working in a cloud environment, especially Azure and devops tools such as Azure DevOps or Github
  • Experience with building and maintaining databases with a focus on time series databases such as InfluxDB or TimescaleDB
  • Good understanding of container virtualization using Docker or Kubernetes
  • The following are a big plus but not a requirement:
    • Familiarity with Agile methodology, business process mapping, task management and software tools for collaboration and improving work efficiency
    • Strong knowledge of energy storage projects and industry trends with primary focus on batteries, storage and related solutions.
    • Experience with battery performance modeling & applications and working (and/or developing) with BESS sizing software




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Any questions? Contact in Recruiting: Doris Bergman, doris.bergman.extern@RWE.com


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