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Sr. Solar and Storage Operation Engineer


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

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

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


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



Responsible for improvement initiatives that contribute to excellence in operations and for promoting the safe and reliable operations and maintenance of Energy Storage and Solar PV related facilities in accordance with the mission of RWE Renewables N.A. Storage/Solar PV Business


Your Future Plans:


  • Assist in the development of an operations safety program to achieve zero accidents on RWE Renewables N.A. Storage/solar PV operating assets
  • Innovate and lead the initiative to achieve targeted storage/solar PV site availability and to maximize power production
  • Provide support and guidance to site technicians
  • Prioritize work to achieve the largest availability and performance impact, and prolonging the life of the assets and reduce operation cost
  • Improve overall site performance by developing and implementing initiatives that examine current and future processes and procedures and recommend improvements 
  • Identify solar and energy storage component deficiencies and/or improvements and help guide corrective actions
  • Monitor fleet wide data on a regular basis and address efficiency issues proactively
  • Periodically review maintenance practices and make recommendations to optimize checklists and focus on critical items
  • Review site parts usage and inventory and work closely with the procurement team to optimize the proper stocking levels of spare parts across the fleet
  • Develop troubleshooting guides for various OEM equipment
  • Develop a training program for site technicians (solar or energy storage general, component specific)
  • Familiar with Root Cause Analysis (RCA) based on DMAIC 6 sigma process
  • Familiar with PI datalink, SCADA and network equipment to monitor and collect data remotely
  • Coordinate the interaction with maintenance teams to ensure a proactive approach for maintenance, fault finding and best industry practice
  • Assist in the development and implementation of initiatives for operations improvements
  • Improve systems for analyzing the performance of storage/solar PV facilities using the operational data from RWE data server
  • Ensure that the operations processes, work practices, methods and procedures are periodically reviewed and evaluated for continuous improvement
  • Develop and implement a feedback system so that lessons learned are incorporated into the operations processes and shared with construction and development.
  •  Other duties as required


Required education and experience

Five(3) to Ten(10) years of engineering experience applicable to solar or Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

Must have a good understanding of Battery Energy Storage System and its operations  

Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related Science from a US accredited University.

Electrical Engineering and advanced degree are preferred, such as MS or PhD in engineering


Behavioral Requirements

  • Travel up to 30% of the time
  • Ability to travel on short notice
  • Ability to prioritize activities according to changing needs in dynamic environment
  • Work extended hours on short notice



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


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