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Job Title:  Director of C&I ESS Engineering

Requisition ID:  2499

Reading, PA, US, 19605

Home-based Position:  Yes
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

We are seeking a Director of ESS Engineering to head our Energy Storage Systems group. The position will report in to our Corporate Headquarters in Reading, PA and will report to the VP Electronics and Systems Engineering. We are looking for an industry expert to play a lead role in further developing and growing this business, with particular product focus on ESS for Commercial Building to offer a turnkey solution.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated system level experience for behind/and in-front of the meter ESS, a track record of project management and operations, and demonstrated ability to work in high performing teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop engineering design concepts for custom projects that meet customer specs/requirements

Turn design concepts into complete engineered solutions, including providing drafts of engineering drawings and bills of materials (BOMs)

Develop complete costs estimates based on engineered concepts, supporting customer bid and RFQ processes

Lead and contribute to proposals to develop, test, and evaluate the performance of energy storage systems.

Perform technical and operational due diligence, and develop O&M cost assumptions in support of new ESS opportunity evaluations.

It would be ideal, if you are also experienced in battery management system technologies or PCS studies like ESS, modeling, grid simulations or MATLAB Simulink

Previous engineering experience with grid-connected power electronics for solar, Wind, or other renewable power generation, or grid-connected batteries

Strong knowledge of electrical systems and equipment applicable to the engineering and construction of generation facilities.

Knowledgeable in renewable and electrical safety and performance standards, such as UL1741,  ISO61508 or IEC61850; familiarity with the National Electric Code

Familiarity with data acquisition systems and SCADA systems a plus

Candidate must be innovative, with strong troubleshooting skills and must be flexible, with the ability to organize, prioritize, execute and follow up on many concurrent duties, as well as adapt quickly to changes in business priorities.

Planning and project management skills for multiple change efforts


  • MSEE., PhD. EE or other relevant field with 4-6 year experience as Director of Electrical Engineering
  • Experience developing or testing hardware and software technologies for ESS applications
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in a professional role in distributed energy resource (DER) technologies, such as energy storage or solar PV
  • Development of integrated hardware/software test stands using LabView or similar toolsets
  • Ability to understand big picture problems, and capable of applying this understanding to solve applied, real-world problems
  • Skilled oral and written communicator
  • Effectively collaborates in a team environment

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Nearest Major Market: Reading PA

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