Commissioning Manager

Engineering, Procurement, & Construction Remote, California






         Commissioning Manager  


        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.  


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        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 pipelines. 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:    Sr. Commissioning Manager     
Department:      Commissioning and Service Team  
Entity:                   CS e-Storage   
Reports To:         Director of Commissioning and Service   
US Location:       Hybrid CA, TX or AZ with 50 % travel to site work   
Position Summary:  
The Sr. Commissioning Manager leads a team of commissioning managers and engineers, responsible for executing all the commissioning activities of utility-scale Battery Storage projects. The candidate will organize and manage the team to work as the key technical liaison with the Client and EPC partners during the commissioning phase of the projects. Working closely with the project and product engineering teams and suppliers, the candidate will plan the commissioning activities and work through day-to-day issues.   
  • Develop and execute commissioning plans, including resourcing, logistics, and scheduling.  
  • Manage 2 or 3 Commissioning Managers.  
  • Develop plans and procedures for quality inspection and commissioning tasks. 
  • Support Commissioning Managers on site during various commissioning and acceptance testing activities. 
  • Assign team members to specific projects and activities and organize the overall commissioning activities. 
  • Ensure that commissioning processes and tools are established and standardized. 
  • Ensure that proper documentation is established for commissioning and testing records. 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and execute testing protocols to achieve commercial operation, based on market rules, local AHJ/utility requirements, and contracts. 
  • Create professional commissioning and testing reports for internal stakeholders and external customers. 
  • Drive continuous improvement on developing and capturing technical problem-solving knowledge to enable other organizations to effectively resolve customer problems and inquiries. 
  • Ownership of administrative responsibilities including, but not limited to: service reports, issue logging/tracking, job safety analysis, quality compliance. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various subcontractors. 
  • Hold weekly team meetings to encourage information sharing and keep staff informed. 
  • Show leadership, resolves conflicts, and acts as a mediator. 
  • Participate in client update meetings to update on engineering status and issues. 
  • Travel required up to 50% and the ability to stay on-site for two to three weeks at a time during commissioning activities. 
Qualifications and Experience:  
  • Masters’ degree in electrical engineering or related engineering discipline, 
  • Minimum 10 years’ direct technical experience from any of the following industries: Substation or Solar EPC, Engineering firm, Energy Storage integrator or similar. 
  • Minimum 5 years team management experience. 
  • Minimum 5 years of commissioning experience. 
  • Previous battery system experience is a plus. 
  • Deep knowledge in power system installation, construction, design phase engineering, local jurisdiction requirement, project scheduling, system layout design, SLD etc… 
  • Proficiency in scheduling tool such as Microsoft Project or Smartsheet.  
  • Good technical writing skills and be able to draft working instructions, etc… 
  • Exceptional ability to simplify and report complicated scenarios to management team, with outstanding judgment and decision-making abilities.  
  • Solid and effective interpersonal and communication skills (including oral, written, and visual) 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally with staff, management, clients, suppliers, community partners and external stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and the ability to be decisive in crisis situations. 
  • Demonstrated independent thinking, initiative, and creativity. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours (evenings, weekends) and travel to project sites as required. 

Compensation and Benefits:

       Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary plus fully comprehensive benefits and performance bonus package based on an annual objective achievement. Our generous benefits package includes a 401(k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental/life/disability program, PTO, and sick days. This is a full-time position.  


        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.