(Senior) Power Electronics Controls Engineer


  • Bangalore, India
(Senior) Power Electronics Controls Engineer
Job Posted : Sep 26th, 2023

Job Description

  • Senior Power Electronics Controls Engineer will be driving development of innovative solutions around grid-forming application controls for PCS in utility scale energy storage solutions. This role demands expertise in power electronics, control theory, and programming to create innovative solutions that contribute to the integration of renewable energy sources and grid stabilization. Key responsibilities are:
  • Design and develop cutting-edge control algorithms for power electronic systems used in utility-scale energy storage projects, such as inverters and DC/DC converters.
  • Collaborate closely in a multidisciplinary environment comprising hardware engineers, plant controls developers, product managers and grid integration experts to clarify constraints and implement comprehensive PCS controls solutions to address innovative application requirements in the battery energy storage systems.
  • Interact with external development partners to ensure smooth collaboration.
  • Utilize simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS, or equivalent to model, simulate, and analyze power electronics systems under various operating conditions.
  • Implement and rigorously validate control strategies through prototyping, testing, and iterative optimization to ensure optimal system performance.
  • Execute hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and software-in-the-loop (SIL) testing to validate control algorithms, ensuring compatibility with complex grid scenarios.
  • Optimize control algorithms for efficiency, grid stability, and operational reliability while considering stringent industry standards and regulations.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in power electronics and control techniques, applying innovative solutions that address challenges unique to utility-scale energy storage.
  • Contribute to comprehensive documentation, including control specifications, user guides, and application notes, to facilitate seamless integration and future enhancements.

Qualification And Experience:-

  • The ideal candidates will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in Control Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field and 2-8 years of work experience in development of controls SW for power conversion systems in the renewable energy industry.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++, Python, or similar
  • Thorough understanding of power electronics components, topologies, and their roles in utility-scale energy storage systems.
  • Proficient in simulation tools like MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS, or equivalent, to accurately model and predict system behavior.
  • Experience working with digital signal processors (DSPs) and microcontrollers employed in power electronics applications.
  • Solid background in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and software-in-the-loop (SIL) testing methodologies, ensuring robust control system validation.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot intricate control system challenges.
  • Effective communication abilities, enabling seamless collaboration within cross functional teams.
  • Knowledge of related utility grid interconnection standards and regional grid codes.
  • Familiarity with grid-forming operating modes and applications is a strong plus.
  • Knowledge of or history working with major component OEMs in the solar or battery storage industry is a plus.
  • Excellent English verbal and writing skills.
  • Willing and able to travel, domestically and internationally, approximately 10% of the time.


  • Bangalore, India.

Company Overview:-

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.