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Senior Project Engineer, Battery Energy Storage

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Role

A key technical member of a cross functional team that focuses on evaluating, defining & executing battery storage opportunities with cutting edge technologies. You will be responsible for the execution of projects from the design phase through to commissioning, while managing all engineering activities to ensure successful projects.

The Tesla Energy team is committed, and fast moving. We are a group of applications engineers, power systems engineers, and project engineers that sit at the center of business development, Tesla technology, and the deployment of stationary storage projects on the grid. As a member of our team, you will help to shape the success of our projects in various applications worldwide. You must have a genuine passion for engineering products that will fundamentally change the world's energy infrastructure and must want to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.


  • Application of Electrical/Power Systems knowledge to identify & drive solutions for large scale utility projects. MV Transformers, Switchgear and protection solutions are required.
  • Review single line drawings, communication wiring diagrams, and BESS system layouts.
  • Identify gaps in scope and responsibility to ensure project success. This requires a comprehensive understanding of engineering, construction, and permitting concepts and rules of conduct.
  • Able to identify key stakeholders and drive innovative solutions with cross functional teams.
  • Responsible for project ownership and execution, which requires understanding/managing the scope, stakeholders and schedule and keeping all parties in sync.
  • Interface with internal customers (project managers, product engineers, sales team) and external customers (utilities, AHJs, contractors, end customers) to ensure consistent communication.
  • This is diverse role where knowledge of basic design rules, constructability, permitting, utility requirements, and engineering fundamentals is expected. Expectations include a rock-solid work ethic and a strong team oriented personality. Members of our team display creativity, passion, and a desire to break new ground in a constantly shifting technology landscape.


  • BS in an engineering field OR equivalent experience/practical knowledge
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience as an Electrical/Project Engineer
  • Proficient in MV Electrical Installations, Ampacity Calculations, Short circuit/load flow, Protective Device Coordination, Arc Flash, Grounding per IEEE80 and other relevant design topics
  • Proficient in the specification, technical bid analyses and procurement of major electrical equipment (switchgear, transformers etc.)
  • Proficient in development of the electrical construction drawing set
  • Proficient in construction administration support (RFIs, Design Change Notices, As built)
  • Proficient in relevant standards and electrical studies for utility applications
  • Experience in Controls, Networking, SCADA & CAD skills
  • Experience in Renewables, PV, Battery storage, EPC, Generation system design, Microgrids
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to execute many projects and tasks in parallel
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Employee Benefits

  • As a full time Tesla employee you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.
  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Palo Alto , Senior Project Engineer, Battery Energy Storage, Other , Palo Alto, California

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