Storage Performance Engineer (Utility Scale)

Location: United States
Job Type: Permanent
Contact: Silas Mähner
Email: email Silas
Posted: 3 months ago

NextWave Partners is working actively with a leading Energy Storage Developer to fill a new role to meet the needs of their expanding team. Our client is seeking a Performance Engineer to support the optimization and operation of their Utility-Scale Battery Storage Projects throughout the United States.

This engineer will work with the asset management, project management, and development teams.


  • Develop and manage technical procedures for successful operating project performance monitoring and optimization
  • Participate in site safety program and audits
  • Perform detailed system quality control inspections for completeness of installation vs. install manuals, engineering specifications, and drawings
  • Maintain detailed project punch-list
  • Perform system walkdowns for mechanical completion prior to turnover or energization
  • Oversee the EPC and OEM commissioning procedures, status, and compliance
  • Assist in troubleshooting commissioning anomalies as the owner’s representative
  • Prepare and review project close out and testing documents
  • Report daily, weekly, and monthly on progress, indicators, and recovery plans to upper management
  • Interface with project's designated management committees or third parties, and act as lead Company representative of project activities
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
  • Ideal candidate may have previously worked as: BESS - Battery Energy Storage System - Solar Battery Energy Storage System - Energy Storage - Energy Storage Engineer - Project Engineer Energy Storage - Commissioning Engineer Energy Storage - Energy Storage System Architect - Battery Management System (BMS) - Solar Energy Storage - Energy Storage Applications Engineer


  • Battery Energy Storage Systems installation and startup
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the technical, performance, and integration of Li-Ion batteries as part of ESS
  • Understanding of containerized systems, skids, controllers/SCADA, transformers, combiners
  • Capable of quality control inspections and punch-list management
  • Thorough understanding of DC systems (0-2,000Vdc) and AC systems (480V-500kV)
  • Familiarity to troubleshoot programmable logic controllers (PLC) and industrial electronic equipment (protection relays, inverters, BMS, etc.).
  • Experience with control and SCADA systems and troubleshooting
  • Highly organized
  • Computer skills MS word, Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with third parties and executives including comfort with presentations
  • Schedule and planning comprehension
  • Electrical Code, means and methods
  • Bachelors or Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university and/or professional experience in engineering
  • At least 1 year of direct experience in the installation and operation of energy storage systems
  • Independent self-starter who can manage projects and work with a diverse team

Reaching Out 

For a confidential discussion on this or any other opportunities available in the market, please contact Silas Mähner at or +1 (929) 295-6707 (Direct Line)