Application Engineer - STOR

WRD Consulting Ltd
06 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Summary of the Role:

Working on the development of a control platform to enable the participation in National Grid Ancillary Services such as Demand Side Response, Firm Frequency Response, Enhanced Frequency Response, Short Term Operating Reserve, Power Reserve, etc. We need an Engineer who will drive and contribute to the development of the Software and Hardware for these applications by being the bridge linking our customers to our development engineers.

The key activities of the role are:

Technical surveys to assess available control systems and energy assets on site.

Understand the hardware and software requirements that are needed to monitor and control the energy assets for DSR, FFR, EFR, STOR, etc.

Understand the requirements on systems on site to fulfil National Grid and/or DNO test requirements to participate in the Energy balancing and capacity markets

Evaluate the existing energy assets at our customer sites, and advise on their potential use for the energy markets

Evaluate the potential of using new or additional assets to an existing site to improve customers revenue streams participating in the energy markets

Be the primary technical resource for field sales and services

Act as the bridge between customers and development team

Provide the technical support and expertise to customers

Work collaboratively between internal departments to ensure that knowledge and domain expertise are utilised in the proposed solutions to our customers

Essential Requirements

A good electrical engineering background in the transmission and distribution, and knowledge of control systems is essential

Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience of:

o The use of battery storage as an embedded system in the power distribution network, and their use for the ancillary services of National Grid such as: Firm Frequency Response and Enhanced Frequency Response

o Understand the use of various ancillary services in the energy balancing and capacity markets

o Understand how to provide and implement Demand Side Response for industrial and commercial sites

Current driving license

Willingness and ability to attend at customer sites both individually (especially) and as part of a team (on occasions)

Willingness and ability to undertake out of hours work on a rota basis

Personal Skills

Professional approach to the management of themselves and others

Excellent communicator and well organised individual

Excellent technical knowledge in a range of applications and systems software and hardware

Ability to work as part of a team or on their own

Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines