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Renewable Energy Engineer - PV & BESS



Australia · Sydney, NSW, Australia · Australia
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

About Us:

OpenSolar was founded in 2017 by global pioneers in solar software - Andrew Birch and Adam Pryor. OpenSolar exists to accelerate the adoption of solar and renewable energy globally. We provide the world's clean energy professionals with an end-to-end digital design, sales and management software to grow their businesses, free of charge.

OpenSolar is driven by its mission to accelerate the adoption of solar for a world powered by sunshine by 2050. We stay focused on our mission by obsessing over the experience of our end users, being open and honest, solving problems through careful and deliberate design, and by keeping things simple.

OpenSolar is a truly global organisation with our team spread across 11 countries and our user base spread over 130+ countries. Find out more about our world class crew here:

At OpenSolar, we are dedicated to cultivating a workplace that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity. Our goal is to build a team that is reflective of the communities we serve, recognising that diversity brings strength and richness to our organisation. We believe that everyone should feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and we are committed to creating an environment where all employees are valued, respected, and supported. We actively seek to attract and retain a talented workforce that represents the breadth of our society. We provide equal opportunities for everyone to thrive and advance in their careers, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

This is your opportunity to be part of the clean energy movement, creating a lasting impact on the world. All while being part of a passionate, fun, and highly collaborative team.

The Role:

You will serve as the primary technical expert for PV and BESS technologies within OpenSolar. This role involves working closely with the product, software and business development teams to identify and implement feature enhancements related to PV and BESS, building energy modeling and HVAC system design on our software platform. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in PV and BESS systems with deep knowledge of how to model these technologies accurately.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Act as the primary technical expert in PV and BESS systems and modelling within the company.
  • Collaborate with the software development team to design and implement feature enhancements related to PV and BESS technologies.
  • Develop and maintain product roadmaps on features related to PV and BESS enhancements.
  • Work with external partners to accurately model their PV & BESS products on our platform.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations related to PV and BESS systems in a global context. Different countries may have different standards and you will need to get up to speed on those standards.
  • Create and deliver technical documentation, including user manuals, technical specifications, and training materials.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Renewable Energy, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in solar PV and BESS engineering or a related field
  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations related to PV and BESS systems, building energy modeling and HVAC system design.
  • Experience in PV and BESS systems, with a strong understanding of their design, implementation and operation.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with solar PV modelling software such as System Advisor Model (SAM), PVSyst or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in the Python Programming Language (highly regarded but not essential).

What we bring:

  • A Passionate, Driven, and Highly Collaborative Team: Join a team that is dedicated to making a difference, where collaboration and passion drive our success.
  • Mission-Focused Organization with a Well-being-Led Culture: We prioritize both our mission to drive clean energy solutions and the well-being of our team members, fostering a supportive and healthy work environment.
  • Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Work Environment: We celebrate diversity and inclusivity, creating a workplace where everyone's contributions are valued and respected.
  • Professional Development and Support for Your Growth: We invest in your development with opportunities for learning and advancement, supporting your career journey.
  • Constant Exposure to New Opportunities: Experience a dynamic work environment where you'll encounter cutting-edge technology solutions and innovative projects.
  • Fast-Paced Environment with Leading Technology Solutions: Work at the forefront of the clean energy sector, leveraging state-of-the-art technology to drive impactful change.
  • Flexible Leave Options: Enjoy flexibility to manage your life-work priorities with leave options that support your personal and professional well-being.
  • Opportunity to Create a Lasting Impact: Be part of the clean energy movement and contribute to a sustainable future, making a meaningful impact on a global scale.