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Staff Plant Controls Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Locations
Oakland, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Management
SQL
Python
MATLAB
Requirements
  • 10+ years experience with industrial control system applications, including direct experience with utility-scale solar or energy storage systems
  • Field experience with the engineering, programming, commissioning, and testing of control systems; familiarity with EMS, PLC, HMI, and SCADA equipment
  • Demonstrated experience leading root cause analysis for electrical systems such as inverters, power distribution components, and plant controllers
  • Strong technical communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Bachelor's degree or greater in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or similar
Responsibilities
  • Develop a plant instrumentation and controls topology that will be implemented at Form Energy pilots and commercial projects
  • Manage the integration of Form's battery system with energy management and data historian systems, including testing and validation
  • Specify and execute test plans for battery energy storage plant functions and performance
  • Analyze performance data from prototype systems and pilot projects to inform engineering optimization pursuits, including power conversion, controls, and auxiliary systems (e.g., thermal, air delivery)
  • Specify, source, and validate control systems, PLCs, and SCADA systems, and implement advanced control logic for prototype systems and pilot projects
  • Interface with the Software and Project Engineering teams to define requirements and implement solutions for system data collection, commissioning, monitoring, and alerting
  • Up to 20% domestic travel to vendor facilities and project sites
Desired Qualifications
  • Cross-functional technical capabilities across multiple engineering domains including electrical power, controls systems, and data processing; familiarity with thermal and fluid dynamics is a plus
  • Experience with data management, analysis, modeling, and visualization software such as Python and MATLAB; experience with SQL is a plus
Form Energy

51-200 employees

Renewable energy semiconductor manufacturer
Benefits
  • 100% of medical, dental, & vision premiums
  • HSA & Flexible FSA
  • Generous PTO
  • Employee resource program
  • Parental leave
  • Commuter benefits account
  • Stock options
  • Equity
  • 401k
  • Profession development budget
  • Life & disability insurance
Company Core Values
  • Humanity
  • Excellence
  • Creativity