System Performance Analyst (e-STORAGE)

Engineering, IE & IT United Kingdom, United Kingdom Reading, United Kingdom Glasgow, United Kingdom Leeds, United Kingdom


Description

 

Job Description

 

Company Summary:

 

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is a vertically integrated manufacturer of solar cells, modules, and customdesigned solar power applications. Canadian Solar’s world‐class team of professionals works closely with our customers to provide them with solutions for all their solar needs. Founded in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the world’s fastest‐growing companies in the solar industry and has been listed on the NASDAQ since November 2006. Canadian Solar is an equal opportunity employer.

Canadian Solar aims to power the world with solar energy and to create a cleaner Earth for future generations. Our culture and people are our most important assets and a key source of our competitive advantage. We strive to “Make the Difference” in our work by cultivating a corporate culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and creating a lasting positive impact on society and the communities where we operate.

 

As a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, e-STORAGE is a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. At the core of the e-STORAGE platform is SolBank a self manufactured, lithium-iron phosphate chemistry-based battery engineered for utility-scale applications. Through our innovative solutions, we aim to optimize grid operations, promote clean energy integration, and foster a more resilient and sustainable energy.

 

Position Title: System Performance Analyst

Department:CS e-STORAGE - Engineering

Reports To:Senior Director of Battery Engineering

Location: US, CANADA, or UK (Remote)

 

Description:

CS e-STORAGE a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc, is looking for a system performance analyst to carry out the in-depth analysis of performance data from battery storage systems. This position is at the crossroads of battery energy storage systems (BESS), engineering, and data analytics.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the performance of the BESS; conduct downtime analysis, identify under-performing areas and sub-systems, provide an understanding of system behavior, and direct improvements & updates to improve system availability and capacity.
  • Analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) like BESS Storage Availability, Charge/Discharge Energy, RTE, SoC and prepare reports (dashboards and presentations) to share with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Calculate major equipment unavailability and LDs, communicate, and reconcile with suppliers and owners.
  • Review monthly performance report form subcontractors for accuracy and prepare client facing performance report.
  • Develop tools and automation (such as scripts, Python codes) to collect and process data for directing system operation and maintenance (O&M) and monitoring BESS plant performance, such as flagging underperforming assets in real-time.
  • Perform modelling and simulations of battery degradations from aging and cycling to establish warranty terms and predict augmentation schedules, using various industry standard and customized programs. Maintain and upgrade such programs to keep abreast with the industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Interface with other personnel in Engineering, Service, Project Execution teams as well as sub-contractors and clients.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Science or Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Familiarity with BESS, solar energy, or power systems
  • Fluent in Python programing, Jupyter notebook environment and SQL language.
  • Knowledge of AWS cloud would be an asset.
  • Strong computer skills and In-depth familiarity with big data analysis.
  • Problem solving ability, critical thinking, creative thinking skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to write clear, concise reports.
  • Strong work ethic, positive team attitude and able to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

 

Compensation & Benefits

Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary plus fully comprehensive benefits and performance bonus package based on an annual objective achievement.

Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.