Chief Engineer / Lithium Ion Energy Storage / Grand Prairie, TX


30+ days ago
Chief Engineer for product design and development programs for commercial GRIDSTAR® Lithium Ion Energy Storage systems. This position will operationally report to the GRIDSTAR® Lithium Ion Energy Storage Program Manager, with direct reporting to the LM Energy line of business Chief Engineer.

Lockheed Martin Energy is seeking a chief engineer to serve as product engineering manager for our expanding energy storage business. LM Energy provides distributed energy resources to utility, commercial & industrial customers. Among these solutions is our GridStarTM Lithium energy storage system that is a turnkey, factory assembled, outdoor-rated product with AC/DC protection, power conversion, energy storage, thermal management, and controls. The chief engineer will be responsible for the technical development, certification, and performance objectives of the GridStarTM Lithium product line. This includes creating project schedules, task and project completion time estimates, and managing the development team to deliver projects on time and of high quality. Interested candidates should have extensive background in multi-disciplinary development of complex electro-mechanical systems with specific experience in product development, integration and testing, and sustainment.

Responsible for identification and development of methodology & tools to improve effectiveness & productivity of the organization. Provides for review and approval of technical approach, staffing requirements, and cost estimates for new tasks.

Responsible to lead technical team to create detailed engineering evaluations, analysis of failures and interruptions, design analysis and calculations, design for robust controls and SCADA.

Maintains relevant contacts within industry, universities, and customer areas. Provides a wide array of senior leadership support to programs, including technology and product roadmap, bid and proposals, red teams, pre-ship reviews, independent technical reviews, design assurance reviews. Manages all aspects of attracting, retaining, motivating, and developing employees; negotiates at various levels and across all organizational boundaries for appropriate staffing assignments. Must be an effective mentor and coach for a wide array of talent and experience levels. Also includes accountability for employee performance management, salary adjustments, promotions, personnel development plans, training, disciplinary actions, and terminations.

Expertise should include electrical engineering design with high and low voltage systems. Experience should include team leadership, staffing planning, task planning, and budget development, change management, system integration and testing, system verification and validation. It is desired the candidate have knowledge and experience in controls and SCADA, Li-ion batteries, power conversion systems, HVAC, and enclosure designs.

Requires excellent leadership skills and demonstration of all the tenants of Full Spectrum Leadership in previous assignments.

Position location: Grand Prairie, Texas with periodic business travel to other locations

Basic Qualifications:
Must be a US Citizen
B.S. Engineering
Experience with commercial energy technology, products, certification, or sustainment
Expertise with high and low voltage electrical systems
Demonstrated ability to manage complex technical systems/programs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Technical management experience and proven budget management experience
Proven schedule development and implementation experience
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage change, identify issues, work with stakeholders to develop solutions
Demonstrated ability as team player to build consensus among peers and build effective relationships with multiple customers
Ability to make sound technical decisions and drive towards a system design to meet requirements
Management skills (planning, cost / schedule control, delegation, etc.)
Willing and able to travel
Self-starter personality; ability to multitask

Desired Skills:
B.S. Electrical Engineering
M.S. Engineering, Science, or equivalent
Technical leadership experience in Li-ion energy storage domain
Leadership skills (Full Spectrum Leadership characteristics)
Prior experience as a functional manager or program functional lead
Experience working with protective relaying and switching
Experience in maturing hardware from development to production
Experience with equipment qualification testing
Experience with safety culture associated with energy storage
Professional Engineer License


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