Energy Storage Technology Manager

Storage systems, stand-alone or combined with renewable energy sources and renewable hydrogen play a crucial role in decarbonisation approaches based on electrification and renewable fuels, especially to decarbonise hard to abate sectors in industry and mobility.

Working on our approach to combine energy storage with our renewable projects for the generation of Green Hydrogen and Derivatives, in particular Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), in a holistic way you can be with us at the forefront of this exciting new energy era.

Main responsibilities:

· You will be responsible to support the development of Smartenergy’s technology strategy for energy storage, including but not limited to electricity and renewable gases, the choice of the best suited technology and process options and setting up a stable, scalable technology concept for our project development teams. This includes the further development of our blueprint for Renewable Fuels projects, which can be applied consistently with a high level of standardisation across our growing project pipeline. Screening technology innovations, assessing their relevance for our strategy and projects and supporting the creation of strategic partnerships and key suppliers.

· Reporting to our Director Technology Strategy, you will be a major contributor for our technological know-how in terms of expertise for all technology aspects of energy storage solutions.

· You will be responsible for continued screening and evaluating of different energy storage technology solutions available in the market to determine the optimal setup and suppliers which best meet Smartenergy’s requirements based on key economic and technical parameters.

· As part of your role, you will continuously monitor technology trends and market developments to update and optimize our technology blueprint and ensure competitive edge for our company.

· You will have a strong interaction with our Renewables and H2 competence centres in Portugal and hand-over to them the general findings for the further operative development for our specific projects. You will be liaising with the internal engineering teams responsible for the detailed technical planning of specific projects to provide technology expertise and support seamless project design and delivery.

· You will support our strategic sourcing strategy for energy storage technology, that supports Smartenergy maximize value through its projects, including supporting framework agreements with our technology partners and continuously manage the relationships with these key stakeholders.

· Building on the technology blueprint, you will develop further our cost calculations and production output forecasts to enable initial business case assessments.

· You will actively collect learnings and insights from individual projects in the planning, construction, and operations stages to fine-tune further our technology blueprint and drive continuous improvement and optimisation with an iterative approach.

· You will also be required to support company safety, quality and regulatory approval functions.

Your Profile:

· Academic degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Chemistry, Energy, Physics or equivalent with strong core engineering skills and focus on energy storage technology.

· Minimum of 5 years of work experience as project engineer or in a similar role in the field of larger scale energy and/or fuel production projects, preferably including energy storage systems.

· Very good technical knowledge on energy storage technologies and different business models, including but not limited to electricity, gases and fuels.

· In-depth technical knowledge of electrical batteries as well as petrochemicals and raw materials for storage systems, and understanding of technology trade-offs and application areas.

· Solid technical and engineering expertise regarding system interplay upstream and downstream steps, including required measuring and control technology.

· Experience in screening, selecting and managing technology partners for complex energy transition projects.

· Business proficiency in English (written and spoken).

· Comfortable to work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.

· Driven personality with independent working style.

· Practical, analytical and logical problem-solving skills.

Your Benefits:

· Have the opportunity to work in a new exciting market which is currently gaining momentum in the EU (and beyond) and contribute your energy to support the achievement of decarbonisation targets.

· Be involved in the further development of our Technology team.

· Work in a strong international team spirit atmosphere with team members in various international locations and in a positive, caring environment.

· A position based in the surrounding of the beautiful city of Zurich on an attractive package, tailored to your experience and expertise.

Other requirements:

· Driver’s license and availability to travel

How to apply?

If you are interested in joining us, please send your CV and cover letter to Applications are evaluated on a continuous basis until the ideal candidate is found.

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