Controls Design Engineer

Engineering Waterbury, Vermont


Position at KORE Solutions




Controls Design Engineer


Company Overview


KORE Power, Inc. (KORE) is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with operations in Waterbury, Vermont, and Buckeye, Arizona, KORE is the leading U.S.-based developer of battery cell technology for the clean energy industry. With clients in energy storage, e-mobility, utility, industrial and mission-critical markets, KORE Power provides the backbone for decarbonization across the globe. As the first U.S.-based, American-owned, and fully integrated provider of cells, batteries, and solutions, KORE is uniquely positioned to serve these markets. Through the construction and operations of its large-scale battery cell manufacturing facility in the U.S., KORE is positioned to operate at 12 GWh per year capacity. The facility (the “KOREPlex”) will operate with net-zero carbon emissions through strategic partnerships and solar and storage co-generation.

KORE Power’s differentiated approach provides customers with direct access, unparalleled service, superior technology, and Tier 1 product availability. Focused on building sustainable communities, clean energy jobs, and green economic expansion, KORE Power is proud to offer a functional solution to real-world problems and fulfill market demand to deliver a zero-carbon future. The KOREPlex is expected to come to Buckeye, Arizona, and be the anchor to the development of the Sustainable Valley by the end of 2024 / early 2025. For more information, visit

Job Overview


The Controls Design Engineer is part of the engineering and design team that builds and delivers our engineered solutions.  Work is primarily based out of our Waterbury, Vermont office.  However, you will be required to travel to the customer's project site during system installation and the commissioning phases of a project.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities


  • Provide controls system design, programming, and commissioning for grid scale Energy Storage systems.
  • Work closely with clients to translate customer requirement into a project specification document to clearly define scope and deliverables.
  • Develop and define communications datapoint lists for the customer and Scada interface.
  • Write and execute Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) plans, generally here in our Waterbury, VT production facility, and On-Site Acceptance Testing (OSAT) at customer sites.
  • Assist with design and review of electrical/controls design drawings and equipment lists.
  • Perform programming of PLC and RTAC logic controllers using IEC 61131 ST, FBD, LD.
  • Troubleshoot the electrical, controls and AC/DC inverter power systems and coordinate modifications or corrective actions with engineering and production.
  • Assist with the ongoing effort to standardize logic modules and data structures while identifying opportunities to increase efficiency and coding standardization.
  • Up to 20% Travel may be required to perform onsite project commissioning and to support and troubleshoot existing installations.
  • Maintain quality and safety standards.


Reports To


This position will report to the Controls Engineering Manager.


  • A degree in engineering is preferred, with an emphasis on controls, electrical, or software engineering.
  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience with the design and programming of PLCs
  • Experience with analog and digital PLC I/O circuit design
  • Experience with industrial protocols including Modbus/TCP and or DNP3 a plus
  • Strong electrical troubleshooting skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills and reasoning ability.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software including Excel and Word.
  • CAD drafting experience, preferably with SOLIDWORKS, is a plus.
  • Experience working with electrical power systems, grid scale inverters or battery energy storage is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and a great team worker. 


Physical Requirements


  • Ability to communicate orally with customers, vendors, and co-workers.
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges, with or without corrective lenses or an assisted hearing device.
  • Good manual dexterity is required for occasional wiring, assembly, and din-rail device installation.  
  • Some lifting is expected; occasional exertion of up to 25 lbs. of force may be required.  
  • Secondary job requirements include travel with fieldwork which can consist of hiking, construction work, moving heavy objects, and wearing PPE for specific tasks.


KORE Solutions is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.