Grid Compliance and Commissioning Manager

Engineering, Procurement, & Construction REMOTE US, United States


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Company Summary: 


e-STORAGE is a subsidiary of Canadian Solar and a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. The Company offers its own proprietary LFP battery solution, comprehensive EPC services, and innovative solutions aimed at improving grid operations, integrating clean energy, and contributing to a sustainable future. e-STORAGE has successfully implemented over 3.3 GWh DC of battery energy storage solutions in various locations, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China. This significant accomplishment solidifies e-STORAGE's position as a key player in the global energy storage integration industry. Currently, the Company operates two fully automated, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with an annual production capacity of approaching 20 GWh. e-STORAGE is fully equipped to continue providing high-quality, scalable energy storage solutions and contribute to the widespread adoption of clean energy.  
For additional information about e-STORAGE, visit 
Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and has been listed on NASDAQ since 2006. It is now one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies. Canadian Solar is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development. Over the past 22 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 102 GW of premium-quality, solar photovoltaic modules to customers across the world. Likewise, since entering the project development business in 2010, Canadian Solar has developed, built, and connected over 9 GWp of solar power projects and over 3 GWh of battery storage projects across the world. Currently, the Company has approximately 700 MWp of solar power projects in operation, 8 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 17 GWp of projects in advanced and early-stage pipeline. In addition, the Company has a total battery storage project development pipeline of 52 GWh, including approximately 2 GWh under construction or in backlog, and an additional 50 GWh at advanced and early-stage development. Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry.  
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Position Title:  Grid Compliance and Commissioning Manager 

Department:Commissioning and Service Team 

Reports to:Sr. Commissioning Manager  

Location: Remote TX, CA or AZ with 50% travel to project site  




The primary responsibilities of the Grid Compliance and Commissioning Manager is to ensure that the grid connection deliverables and testing required to be submitted to the ISO and the Grid Operator by e-Storage and its’s partners or subcontractors, are provided in a timely, and high-quality manner to guarantee on time energization and smooth commissioning.  




  • Track all project deliverables related to grid interconnection and report monthly on status and issues.
  • Proactively identify manage changes in interconnection scope, identify potential risks, and devise contingency plans.
  • Prepare realistic grid commissioning schedules.
  • Manage close out of grid connection to agreed timeframes.
  • Attend all relevant meetings with ISO, grid operator and design engineers.
  • Review and provide comments on design documents and studies.
  • Engage and manage power systems engineering consultants when as required.
  • Prepare technical documentation and Scope of Work for engineering consultants. 
  • Review and comment on technical documentation and Scope of Work during tender preparation.
  • Assist in preparation of all grid modelling for NERC and ISO compliance.
  • Oversee interconnection commissioning planning and tests with EPC contractor and third-party consultants.
  • Assist the Project Manager with the preparation of contractual notices related to scope changes and other grid connection matters.
  • Review various power studies such as PSCAD modeling to ensure NERC compliance.
  • Coordinate and conduct NERC MOD-26 and MOD-27 testing.
  • Responding to NERC and ISO testing and data requests.


Qualifications and Experience requirements: 


  • Engineering Degree in Electrical or Power Systems.
  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience in Generator Interconnection to Transmission or Distribution networks.
  • Experience with Grid Impact Studies, grid model testing in the generation, transmission and/or distribution systems.
  • Experience with harmonics modeling and assessment.
  • Experience with NERC IBR requirements and ongoing work to improve reliability.
  • Knowledge of all legal and technical documentation related to US grid connection.
  • Static and Dynamic Modeling Tools/Software experience (e.g., PSCAD, PSS/E, PSLF)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work with internal and external customer team members.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% to project sites.