Microgrid Design Engineer

Balance Utility Solutions
Perth WA
Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Engineering)
Full time
Posted 19d ago

About Balance 

At Balance, we believe we are the Engine Room of the Energy Revolution. This is not just a tag line, it describes what we do: take revolutionary ideas in energy and engineer them into reality. Our track record builds upon the evolution of our system designs and solutions. Balance is a progressive company made up of a passionate and friendly team. We encourage innovation and creativity while embracing a flexible and relaxed workplace. Due to strong growth, we are looking for a Microgrid Design Engineer to be an integral part of the technical and delivery teams that will drive the business forward. 

About the Role 

Reporting to the Chief Technical Office, the Lead Design Engineer is pivotal to business development, sales, project delivery and handover to O&M. They are responsible for ensuring that we put high quality technical solutions into bids, that our solutions are as standardised as possible, that our solutions are technically deliverable, that we understand the technical risk involved in a project and that the design and engineering deliverables are well planned, well managed and delivered on time and to budget. 

Working collaboratively with a talented technical and leadership team, this position will be responsible for, but not limited to 

  • Handling and resolution of commercial issues through customer engagement, managing engineering resources, and delivering within the engineering budget
  • Responsible for the commercial and technical outcomes of the engineering project scope, ensuring all deliverables are completed on time and within scope 
  • Working with the project manager to ensure the engineering outcomes are consistent and compliant with the project deliverables
  • Creation of detailed specification and scope of work packs for equipment suppliers 
  • Preparation of project schedules, design reports, and site commissioning documentation 
  • Required to travel to site to transition the engineering design through to the testing, commissioning, and handover phase of the project
  • Coaching and development of the engineering team
  • Design electrical power systems for large scale, off-grid, and microgrid renewable energy systems
  • PV system modelling using PVSyst & Homer modelling

Experience & Skills 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (Power)
  • Understanding of renewable energy systems (off-grid, hybrid, grid-connect)
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills  
  • 5+ years experience in Power Generation and LV/HV System Detailed Design (AS3000, AS3008, AS2067)
  • Meet the requirements for Professional Membership of IEAust
  • Proficient in design and calculation software
  • Experience in utility generation application process not essential but highly desirable 
  • Experience in commissioning, field and site works highly desirable
  • Small Business background highly desirable
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently 


  • Flexible working environment with a passionate team of people 
  • Generous site allowances & overtime provisions 

If this sounds like you - click the "apply now" button with a copy of your CV 

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position



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  • How many years' experience do you have as an electrical engineer?

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