Energy Storage Project Engineer

Job Locations US-WI-Middleton
ID 2022-1618
Electrical Engineering


Energy Storage Project Engineer

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking an Energy Storage Project Engineer to join our team in our Madison, WI office. The position is for an electrical engineer to design energy storage systems, which includes:  plant layout, selecting appropriate system hardware, system optimization, determining power generation and interconnection requirements for projects, and being the client and internal leader for the electrical engineering of projects. As a Project Electrical Engineer, the individual will coordinate with the Westwood Service Leaders and the Director of Electrical Engineering to maintain firm standards and consistency as well as oversee other electrical designers and manage the electrical engineering portion of projects. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead electrical engineering portions of utility scale stand-alone and co-located energy storage projects
  • Coordinate with other project disciplines including civil engineers, geotechnical/structural engineers, and surveyors
  • Be responsible for performing electrical calculations and studies such as short circuit, load flow calculations and voltage drop.
  • Coordinate with clients, utilities, and code enforcement officers.
  • QA/QC of design work performed by interns, graduate engineers, and staff engineers
  • Maintain awareness of currently available equipment and industry best practices
  • Collaborate with and support electrical engineering teams in other offices as projects and workload sharing between offices dictates
  • Mentor interns, graduate engineers, and staff engineers
  • Support construction of the project by responding to contractor and owner requests including RFIs and submittal review

Required Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Approximately 4 - 7 years of experience in the design of electrical distribution, generation, and or general electrical construction
  • Experience with energy storage systems (battery, flywheel, or other technologies)
  • Knowledge of NEC and NESC
  • Proficient with underground thermal modeling software like CYMCAP or ETAP
  • Experience with LVac system design including OCPD selection, settings and coordination
  • Working knowledge and ability to read construction drawings and specifications
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Professional appearance with excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to write detailed technical reports with minimal oversite
  • Experience with progress reports, managing project data and communicating project requirements to client and internal stakeholders
  • Must have a strong work ethic along with a positive attitude
  • Must be a supportive team member, able to work in a collaborative environment
  • Must be self-motivated with an ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to use AutoCAD in a limited capacity

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood) was established in 1972 and has since become a leader in many of the markets it serves. Westwood is a full-service, multidiscipline professional engineering firm and serves wind, solar, power delivery, residential and commercial development, and public infrastructure clients and their projects from multiple offices across the U.S.


In 2021, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at # 4 and #21 respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood also ranked consistently higher four years in a row on the Engineering News Record (ENR) list as a leading design firm in the country. The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-wining projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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