Manager, Battery Engineering

January 21, 2022
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Job Description

Typical Tasks And Initiatives Performed By The Battery Engineering Team Include

The Manager, Battery Engineering will lead a team of engineers that perform hardware and software integration of battery systems with Fluence core products.
Provide technical leadership in collaborative process with Product Managers to determine allowable product configurations and future battery controls architecture.
Responsible for hardware and software integration of battery system with the Fluence core systems.
Manage the interfaces to battery system and to be able to manage and communicate technical risks to the broader Fluence team.
Lead the lab testing of battery systems and related Fluence cube systems.
Coordination and feedback with the engineering and product teams on requirements updates and cube validation status.

The Manager, Battery Engineering Will

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.
Determine headcount requirements, conduct interviews, and hire team members as required to staff the Gridstack, Sunstack, and Edgestack agile teams.
Mentor team members and supervise work processes to ensure development of high-quality deliverables across a wide scope of commitments.
Champion the Fluence Responsible value: ensure the Fluence designs are quality products that are highly reliable and include appropriate engineered safety features.
Develop KPI-centered goals and objectives for Battery Engineering that support the broader business objectives. Report on KPI performance monthly and drive team performance to meet the established objectives.
Develop new tools, implement processes, provide feedback, and work with other stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement of the technology/engineering/ delivery value stream.
Support, lead, and facilitate internal and external Root Cause Analysis, Lessons Learned, and Management of Change Activities. This work will be done in conformance with an internal quality program certified to ISO 9001 with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
Represent Fluence in-person and through written material with customers and representatives of key supply chain or service partners.

The Following Training And Experience Are Valued By The Hiring Team

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.
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Engineering.
10+ years of professional work experience as a field engineer, design engineer, systems engineer, or project engineer in the electric power industry.
Experience in battery system engineering (grid-scale or electric vehicle battery systems).
Leadership & Direct Supervisory experience in electric power industry (Storage, Solar, Wind, Hydro, Coal, Gas) or electric vehicle industry.
Ability to work in a manner consistent with the Fluence values of Leading, Agile, Responsible, and Fun.
Proven track record of employing indirect leadership to gain alignment from stakeholders across an organization.
Proven success on challenging projects where you made key contributions while demonstrating ownership, creativity, and initiative.
Demonstrated ability and interest in engineering design; ability to write specifications, design guidelines, and work plans for others to implement.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively to internal and external audiences.
Experience negotiating and managing contracts with 3rd party service providers.
Successful track record of business process management to include project reporting/management, work execution, procure to pay, change management, workforce development, and planning.
Able to manage multiple overlapping projects. Manage and resolve scheduling conflicts with key stakeholders. Delegate and manage workload.
Desire to learn new skills, business applications and equipment platforms.
Competence in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Travel requirements: up to 25%, including international travel.