09/06/2021

CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Location:  Melbourne, Australia 
Function: Control Systems 
Local Org Unit: Power Systems
Reporting Line:  Power Systems Engineer
Level / Seniority: Mid Level 
Employment Contract Type: 6 Months Contract / Full Time
 
Education - Degree in Electrical or Control / Electrical Engineering.
Experience - Minimum 2 years as Control System Engineer, power electronics and automation systems.
Languages - Fluent English knowledge (B2 or superior).

JOB SUMMARY AND SCOPE 
The candidate will join the Company and be responsible for development of PLC-based controller systems, models, and logic programming for utility solar PV/BESS projects in Australia.

ACTIVITIES 

  • Designing, developing, and implementing plant and inverter controller system models and features to control grid connected solar PV & battery inverters.
  • Identifying the suitable target hardware for new product development.
  • Translating applicable application, regulatory and legislative requirements into engineering requirements and create design suitable for target hardware.
  • Developing product prototype. 
  • Implementing controller models and testing on hardware-in-loop simulator.
  • Testing and debugging controller models on target hardware.
  • Supporting power system modelling team to develop product model on power system simulator.
  • Support the R&D team to implement the product model into the existing inverter firmware.
  • Undertake product type testing. Develop product documentation and user manuals.


TECHNICAL SKILLS
MUST HAVE 

  • Good experience working on Model Based Design e.g., MATLAB Simulink and embedded control code e.g., “C” programming.
  • Prior experience working with industrial PLCs, and RTUs.
  • Prior experience working with PLC programming.
  • Detailed knowledge of control systems, SCADA, Modbus, and other communication protocols.
  • Experienced with using Real-Time Simulators (Opal-RT and Typhoon).
  • Knowledge of power plant controllers and power systems for grid connected generators.
  • Knowledge of PSSE/PSCAD/ PowerFactory is desirable.
  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills.

NICE TO HAVE 

  • Experience with control of power electronics inverters (such as PWM strategies for 3phase converters, control loops of 3 phase converters such as current control, dc voltage control, active or reactive power control).
  • Experience with grid connection and compliance assessment.
  • Experience with Python.

BEHAVIORAL SKILLS
MUST HAVE 

  • A collaborative, solutions-oriented approach, and strong communication skills.
  • Multitasking capability and self-adjustment ability to after non-successful tests. 
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.

NICE TO HAVE 

  • Highly motivated and self-driven, teamwork predisposition, both with R&D teams and with other company functions

All candidates interested should submit their applications through the LinkedIn job post.

Professionals aligned with requested profile will be contacted; we thank in advance the other candidates, who will not be given direct feedback, we will keep their profiles highlighted for future opportunities.
FIMER promotes an equal opportunity and diverse environment – all applications from talented individuals are welcome!  

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