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BESS Engineering Analyst

Fresno, CA

BESS Engineer OR Engineering Analyst (SPC Renewable Energy O&M)

JOB SUMMARY

This position manages the day-to-day operation and maintenance of renewable facilities (primarily Battery Energy Storage Systems) for Southern Power Company. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Supporting SPC O&M strategy for current and future BESS facilities

  • Proactively managing relationships, equipment issues, and plant outages to understand issues and drive to satisfactory resolution

  • Managing service agreements and contracts (in particular the LTSA, BESA, and PPA) to achieve optimal results for the SPC BESS fleet

  • Interpretation of operational data, assessing needs and implementing solutions that optimize the performance of SPC’s BESS fleet

  • Understanding plant operation details and handling communication of updates and resolutions to management, peer groups and other internal and external stakeholders

  • Developing status reports and presentations for leadership updates

  • Develop and maintain capital and O&M budgets to optimize Net Income and ensure cost effective utilization of company assets

  • Processing invoices for SPC provided expenses

  • Develop and implement asset management strategy to streamline data entry, improve record retention, and minimize the potential for missed objectives

  • Ensuring that all compliance and regulatory requirements are met

  • Participating in and leading periodic face to face meetings and status calls with internal and external stakeholders

  • Coordinating site visits to renewable facilities

  • Attending conferences to develop and leverage relationships with industry peers and OEMs to keep a pulse on the market and ensure SPC continues to be a fast follower for BESS solutions

  • Working with other SPC departments including but not limited to, Generation Support, Commercial Optimization and Trading, Origination & Acquisitions, Accounting, Project Siting, Development and EPC, Project Analysis and Market Assessment, and Compliance and External Affairs concerning renewable operations

  • Supporting due diligence of asset acquisitions and new development projects

Preferred locations for this position include Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA or one of our BESS facilities in California (located in Kern County and Fresno County). If working from one of the preferred locations, a hybrid work schedule will be enforced. Relocation assistance is available.

Overnight travel is required to renewable facilities located in various parts of the United States including, but not limited to, Georgia, West Virginia, Texas, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Maine, Washington, California, New Mexico, and Kansas.

Job Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology is preferred

Experience

Job experience in the following areas is required:

  • Power plant operations and maintenance experience (battery, photovoltaic, wind or fossil fuel power generation can all provide relevant experience)

  • Project management skills (managing scope, schedule, and budget)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Job experience in the following areas is strongly preferred:

  • Contract management experience

  • Experience managing capital and O&M budgets

  • Asset management experience, including use of asset management software such as Maximo

  • Ability to interpret operational data – PI or OIS experience a plus

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings (P&ID drawings, single lines, etc.)

  • Ability to develop and communicate Key Performance Indicators to internal and external stakeholders

Other relevant experience includes:

  • Power plant design and construction

  • Generation development

  • Utility system planning

Behavioral Attributes

  • Must demonstrate Our Values: Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, and Superior Performance

  • Must demonstrate an intellectual curiosity and a desire for continuous improvement

  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment

  • Must demonstrate ability to build and maintain professional working relationships with internal and external clients

  • Effective written and oral communication skills with internal and external stakeholders

  • Autonomous, self-starter with the ability to prioritize and organize work to manage multiple projects and meet strict deadlines

  • Must demonstrate assertiveness and the ability to influence others tactfully

  • Must demonstrate commitment to accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills is required

Pursuant to California law, the reasonable wage expectation for this position is $72,186/yr - $137,229/yr.

Southern Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and other energy customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 55 facilities operating or under construction in 14 states with more than 12,500 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Washington.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 6549

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Power

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