Principal Inverter Engineer

Principal Inverter Engineer

Company: Fluence Energy


Location: Houston, TX

Job Description: About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids. For more information, visit our website, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter. To stay up to date on the latest industry insights, sign up for Fluence's Full Potential Blog. OUR CULTURE AND VALUES We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed. We are Leading Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day. We are Responsible Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity. We are Agile We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams. We are Fun We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. LOCATION: Hybrid on-site at one of our hub locations in Arlington, VA / Alpharetta, GA / Houston, TX or San Francisco, CA As a subject matter expert, the successful candidate will play a key role in the investigation, identification, and resolution of inverter-related issues within design, specification, installation, commissioning, handover, service, warranty, and sustaining operations phases. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of customer and supplier facing roles, hands-on experience, technical expertise, and a deep understanding of grid codes and industry standards. Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity. We take personal ownership in what we do, developing trust in our relationships with internal and external stakeholders. We firmly believe in having honest, forthcoming, and fair communications. As a Principal Inverter Engineer at Fluence, you will: Assist in the investigation and identification of inverter failures by gathering and reviewing field data, conducting insightful discussions with vendors, and providing comprehensive analysis. Provide expert support to personnel during commissioning and service activities, determining containment actions and resolutions for field failures. Demonstrate hands-on experience in testing inverters in a lab or factory setting and possess familiarity with operating inverters using external control software. Exhibit knowledge of US grid codes such as NERC PRC-24, IEEE 2800, CAISO, and ERCOT grid requirements. Possess expertise in voltage and frequency ride-through, active grid support, and familiarity with battery energy storage systems, including understanding arc flash hazard and short circuit currents from battery systems. Showcase proficiency in dynamic modeling and experience with modeling platforms such as PSSE, PSCAD, PSLF, etc., particularly for inverter models. What will the ideal candidate bring to Fluence? At Fluence, we strive to continuously improve, to be intellectually curious and to be adaptive to the needs of our customers and employees. Fluence prioritizes the most critical efforts that allow for the greatest impact. The hiring team values the following training and experience: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred. Minimum of 10 years of experience in the power electronics/inverters field, with a focus on utility-scale inverters. Proven track record of successful projects involving the testing, commissioning, and troubleshooting of power electronic/inverter systems. Strong understanding of grid codes, standards, and regulations related to power electronics and utility-scale inverters. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail. Effective communication skills, including the ability to convey complex technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences. Ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally with engineering teams, vendors, and project stakeholders. Leadership experience across all aspects of the product lifecycle. Experience driving complex emergent issues to their resolution. Ability to connect engineering requirements to business requirements. Experience communicating to executive leaders. Ability to work in a manner consistent with the Fluence values of Leading, Agile, Responsible, and Fun. Proven success on challenging projects where you made key contributions while demonstrating ownership, creativity, and initiative. Ability to manage a portfolio of time-sensitive deliverables and deliver them on budget, and to the satisfaction of the relevant stakeholder. Desire to learn new skills, business applications and equipment platforms. Effective in a collaborative yet informally structured work environment. Desire to take responsibility and initiative. Working to transform a fundamental part of our society is exciting and fulfilling. It requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed. We respect our coworkers and customers. We listen to what others have to say, and we are inclusive. To support our teams and their families beyond the workplace, Fluence provides an outstanding benefits package effective day one of employment! Fluence provides medical benefits, employee resource group opportunities, 401K options and first-rate PTO/Vacation plans for valuable work life balance. ERG Opportunities #diversity Unlimited PTO Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Pet Insurance Generous 401K Match Annual Bonus Incentive Questions? Message your Talent Acquisition Partner Directly: Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.

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