Director, Energy Storage

Boston, MA, Portland, ME, San Francisco, CA, Various
Posted 4 months ago

This position will be responsible for leading the company’s battery energy storage strategy and execution of commercial, technical, and business development activities for Longroad’s utility scale and distributed generation renewable energy business.  The position requires in-depth knowledge of energy storage technology and familiarity with the business case and risks associated with energy storage project deployment. Experience at a utility-scale energy storage manufacturer or at a renewable energy developer with energy storage expertise is important for fulfilling the requirements of this position.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and support all aspects of energy storage project development at the company, including both commercial and technical scope from the conceptual stage through successful project execution
  • Work closely with the company’s project development and origination teams to design paired and/or standalone energy storage projects that create value for the company and its customers
  • Identify new market opportunities for energy storage system development
  • Partner with key suppliers of energy storage systems, inverters, enclosure/buildings, control systems and any other suppliers necessary for the successful commercial and technical execution of energy storage projects
  • Lead the technical review, suitability and troubleshooting of energy storage technologies to meet requirements of company customers, utilities, grid operators, etc.
  • Lead the selection of energy storage suppliers and maintain ongoing relationships with them to ensure the company has current commercial and technical information
  • Negotiate supply agreements with energy storage suppliers and ensure terms are both commercially and technically sound with risk appropriately allocated; agreements must be financeable in the project debt and tax equity markets and satisfy requirements of PPAs, grid operators and/or utility standards, EPC scopes, etc.
  • Collaborate with the company’s EPC, Asset Management and O&M teams as well as other in-house and external functional experts to ensure the smooth transition of energy storage management from development to construction to operations
  • Ongoing engagement with energy storage vendors to ensure compliance with all contract requirements

Qualifications

  • 10 or more years of experience in the energy industry in a business development, engineering or operational role; renewable energy experience is preferred
  • 3 or more years of experience at an energy storage manufacturer or within the energy storage supply chain, at a consultancy specializing in energy storage or with a project developer involved in designing and deploying standalone or paired energy storage systems
  • Candidates must have a solid grasp of both the technical and commercial aspects of energy storage technology 
  • Experience interfacing with utilities, ISOs, etc. to ensure energy storage systems, inverters, control systems, etc. meet interconnection requirements
  • Knowledge of performance modeling (e.g., PSCAD and PSSE), whether directly or through a third-party technical consultancy or integrator is preferred
  • Experience negotiating supply and operating agreements for energy storage systems
  • Understanding of renewable energy project finance and typical lender/tax equity requirements is desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, mathematics, physics, computer science or a related field
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field preferred

Characteristics Necessary for Success

  • Blend of commercial and technical skills
  • Ability to communicate and translate technical information to company management
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with interconnecting utilities, vendors and technical consultants
  • Personal accountability and integrity
  • Ability to make informed decisions in a quick and nimble fashion
  • Comfortable with a work environment that is fast paced and changes quickly
  • Ability to work within a team with a positive attitude
  • Enthusiastic about the renewable energy industry

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