Senior Applications Engineer

Engineering, Procurement, & Construction Walnut Creek, California





Job Description

    Senior Application Engineer       


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 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: Senior Applications Engineer or Applications Engineer           

Department: Business Development           

Entity:                               CS - Energy Storage           

Reports to: Sr. Director of Business Development and Applications           

Location: Hybrid, (US-Walnut Creek, CA or Canada- Guelph, Ontario)           

Pre-sales Engineering and Design           

  • Serve as a technical liaison for the Sales team to customers, and an expert resource for general product specifications and value engineering discussions.
  • Analyze RFP or other customer documentation to determine project scope, schedule, specifications, risk, and technical requirements.
  • Prepare technical documentation for proposals and coordinate the bid package preparation with other departments.
  • Work closely with sales staff, engineering, and procurement to ensure complete and shared project understanding and priorities.
  • Conduct technical presentations and provide clarifications to customers and other departments.
  • Develop size models and conceptual drawing sets (Electrical One-line Diagrams, Site Layouts, etc.)
  • Perform site visits and BESS field inspections as needed.

Personal Qualifications           

  • A go-getter professional with a can-do attitude.
  • Ability to positively interact and collaborate with a diverse group of people at all levels and disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Comfortable in a dynamic and fluid environment.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to balance multiple projects and a variety of issues, initiatives, and objectives concurrently. 

Professional Qualifications           

  • Several years of experience in applications and/or systems engineering with an energy storage integrator or EPC Contractor
  • Direct experience in utility-scale battery energy storage systems or solar utility-scale solar.
  • Exceptional technical aptitude including the ability to read and fully understand engineering schematics, technical advisory reports, and technology reviews.
  • Solid understanding of regulatory standards in the US related to energy storage and grid-interactive inverters.
  • Global perspective awareness, and direct experience working across diverse cultures in a multinational company would be beneficial. 


  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferably Electrical) discipline is required; a graduate degree is strongly preferred.


Compensation & Benefits           

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

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.