We’re Building the Future! Ever want to do hard work that will make a REAL difference in the world? Do you want to solve some of the most difficult problems with a team of exceptional players at a company that does not believe in impossible?

ABOUT THE COMPANY -

Powin Energy is a leading producer of utility scale modular battery energy storage system (complete with a patented, advanced, cloud-based monitoring/control system). That means we build power plants out of batteries that put coal and gas generators out of business and enable sustainable viability for renewable energy sources like solar and wind.

Powin is, and will continue to be, one of a handful of companies that will provide the equipment necessary to make this happen. Powin has distinct competitive advantages: cost-effectiveness; reliability; scalability; deploy-ability; and operational sophistication. Every day we work to ensure that we maintain these competitive advantages and our position as a global leader in providing turnkey, battery energy storage solutions for utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications.

From our headquarters in Greater Portland, Oregon, and factories in Asia, Powin is delivering the next generation of safe and scalable battery energy storage systems (BESS) purpose-built for the demands of utility-scale applications. Leveraging our Stack-OS battery management system, vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities, decades of procurement expertise in Asia, and deep experience in the US energy domain, we are delivering, today the lowest cost and most reliable BESS available on the market. Powin’s BESS is also the only battery storage system on the market today that gives its customers multi-layer dynamic control and rich visibility into the health of their energy storage system down to the cell level, empowering more efficient system operation and simpler maintenance and warranty claim resolution.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY –

Newly created role as Technical Sourcing Specialist to be the procurement and sourcing department’s technical expert on power electronics equipment and transformers. This position will need to use their technical knowledge of power electronics to deeply understand the benefits and features each supplier’s product offering and how they can fit in with the Powin integrated system. In addition to the engineering expertise, this position needs to have the ability to develop and build relationships with vendors, be able to negotiate pricing, scope, and terms for each project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the procurement and cost tracking of the technical items of our BOM, especially power inverters, power conversion systems, DC-DC converters, DC disconnects, and transformers for Powin’s energy storage systems
  • Responsible for sourcing vendors and building/upkeeping vendor relationships
  • Need to be able to issue RFPs to vendors to have a constant pulse on current pricing and future pricing of products and components
  • Ability to negotiate pricing, scope of supply to drive down the cost of the power electronics and transformer related equipment.
  • Creating the firm requirements and specifications that Powin desires to include into our systems
  • Collaboration with vendors to eventually design a Powin specific product to our requirements and specifications
  • Collaboration with the project engineering and product engineering teams to decide on which products to implement into our system
  • Staying on top of market trends regarding new technologies, innovations, product certifications that could improve or cost down our offering

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Electrical Engineering, focus on Power Electronics is preferred
  • Experience in designing and/or building Power Conversion Equipment
  • Minimum 15 years of experience, 10 Years in Power Electronics/Switchgear
  • Procurement experience is preferred
  • Practical experience in cross functional leadership is preferred
  • Occasional travel to visit vendors (Domestic and International)

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