Caterpillar – Energy Storage Inverter and Microgrid Controls and Software Engineer


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Caterpillar is developing components and systems for microgrid applications.  The role of a Microgrid Control and Software Engineer is to develop controls and software for energy storage inverters.  Development of controls is needed to meet new UL grid tie standards and complex system designs. As a part of the controls and software team you will work to gather requirements for new products and applications.  Simulation of the plant and controls is needed to ensure the control algorithms can meet the requirements.  You will implementation of these controls systems on embedded controllers and test them on HIL systems. As a part of this role you will need to update plant models on the HIL systems.  You will participate in validation testing in the lab and in the field.  Once the systems are installed in the field data will need to be analyzed to resolve issues.

Job Duties

Understand grid-tie standards such as UL1741

Gather requirements for controls and software

Implement control algorithms using model based design

Collaborate with the HIL team to verify the controls and software

Complete software related documentation

Participate in controls and software validation in test cells and on machine

Present validation results to systems teams

Analyze field data to resolve filed issues

Basic Qualifications

MS or PHD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on microgrid, inverter or electrical machine controls

Experience with model-based design or Simulink control systems modeling

Top Candidates will also have

Understanding of UL grid-tie standards

Experience with OPAL-RT HIL systems

Experience implementing controls in embedded controls hardware

Experience with microgrid and energy storage inverters

Experience with Vector CANape and CANanalyzer

Desire to work in a fast-paced team environment

Excellent problem-solving capabilities

Excellent communication skills

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position

Visa sponsorship is available for this position

This position may require 10% travel

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