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Project Design Manager - Americas


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: Engineering; Renewables 



As project design manager you will report to the Director of Applied technology and lead the day-to-day activities of the regional engineering team and be responsible to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the team by providing technical guidance and mentorship. You will manage interaction with the storage development heads of RWE and co-ordinate all engineering activities from origination to final investment decisions.


Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Subject Matter Expert on energy storage technical information and provide support during detailed design, construction and commissioning.
  • Provide development, review and technical oversight of all engineering and design of energy storage projects.
  • Lead engineering interface with internal stakeholders (global energy storage engineering team, sales, development, procurement and construction) and external stakeholders (customers, suppliers and contractors)
  • Establish and maintain the engineering design criteria, applicable standards and specifications for BESS projects.
  • Review/approve the work of consultants used on BESS projects to ensure consistent, cost effective designs and timely delivery.
  • Support Development and Construction to assure timely and cost-effective resolution to regulatory, permitting and technical issues associated with the execution and delivery of BESS projects.
  • Lead and mentor the regional project design team and foster creativity, passion and innovation.



  • 5+ years of energy industry experience and managing teams
  • 3+ years of energy storage experience with energy storage technology, Li-Ion batteries, systems engineering and integration
  • Has the passion for renewables energy, commitment to transforming energy industry and patience to turn failures into lessons learned.
  • Proven success in recruiting and leading a top-notch staff of engineering professionals
  • Experience in Renewables, PV, Battery storage, EPC and hybrid system (solar plus storage) is highly valued.
  • Master’s degree required in engineering (electrical, mechanical, material science, chemical), or other quantitative disciplines. Phd is a plus.
  • Strong technical acumen with the ability to engage effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders both internally and with external customers
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and leadership skills required. Effectively able to communicate and influence the sales/customer/engineering/operations communities and present recommendations to management.



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


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