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Applications Engineer

Req ID:  82625

How do you build a better tomorrow? A spirit of constant improvement has made Maxeon Solar the world-renowned leader in solar innovation, and we thrive together to lead the fight against climate change.
 
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
 
Maxeon Solar Technologies is a global leader in solar innovation. Built from 35 years of boundary-pushing solar DNA, Maxeon Solar will launch as an independent company following its spin-off from US-based SunPower Corporation.

Maxeon will design, manufacture, and sell industry-leading SunPower branded solar products in more than 100 countries through a global sales network spanning more than 1,100 sales and installation partners.  And Maxeon is powering positive change every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 5,000 in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

We push the boundaries, taking solar technology higher, faster and farther than before. We hold ourselves to a higher standard, striving for the highest integrity, safety, and quality. And we thrive together as a global team, embracing our diverse backgrounds to make a positive impact on the world. Are you ready to power positive change? 

SUMMARY OF ROLE

SunPower is seeking an Applications Engineer for distributed generation  power plants to fulfill company quality goals, ensure pre and post sales customer satisfaction and enhance sales cycle and sales closure rate on opportunities within Australia and SE Asia. This individual will be responsible for managing technical project qualification and proposal requirements, and performing technical feasibility and due diligence for new large scale, commercial and residential scale opportunities. This position will work closely with the regional business development team and Sales Operations in each geographic region. The Applications Engineer position is responsible for identifying the most appropriate technical and material solutions, per program or regional incentives, or other variables to value optimize the client solution.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical and engineering support to EPC projects and our partner channel within APAC.
  • Assist the Product Engineering and after sales group with performance analysis and potential root cause of projects where required.
  • Responsible for maintaining constant communication with key members of the Sales team and other departments as needed on new and existing technical features of our module products
  • Site visits and meetings to support opportunities as required by level of difficulty or scope. Performs site feasibility and due diligence and documents items of concern or need for further validation.
  • Manage the sales request process for all project types and work within guidelines and set triggers to efficiently manage priorities using Salesforce.com and other established tools. Work with key members of Sales and Operations to effectively meet submission timelines for tenders and RFP’s.
  • Perform technical due diligence for RFPs or similar as required by tender response documents.
  • Prepare any necessary customer deliverables, such as conceptual layouts, single line diagrams, recommend equipment specifications, , mechanical or electrical sheet sets or material specifications and engineering validation as requested. Clearly communicate design concept and high level system specifications.
  • . Validate design requirements for local conditions and recommend solutions.
  • Provide technical support and deliverables for performance validation models or any other technical support for commercial operation.
  • Utilize modeling tools such as PVsyst, Helioscope, OpenSolar and other production estimating tools, financial modeling tools, or material optimizing methods to validate most appropriate design and material solutions. Work with other departments to provide best estimating and modeling information.
  • The job description above is not exhaustive.  You may be required to perform additional tasks or support from time to time

 

 

 SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS Engineering (PV, mech or elec) required.
  • Technical PV support experience is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of Australian Standards such as AS5033, AS/NZS 3000, AS/NZS 1170.2, AS/NZS3008, AS/NZS1768, AS/NZS 4777, Clean Energy Council Design and Supervise/Install Guidelines,Building Code of Australia (BCA), general DNSP/TNSP interconnection requirements and NABERS/Greenstar ratings schemes.
  • Clean Energy Council Design and Install Accreditation preferred, Grid Connect/Hybrid and/or Offgrid a bonus
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent writing skills, both creative and technical.
  • Customer facing presentation skills preferred
  • Creative problem solving abilities under pressure essential
  • Knowledge of, Autocad and PVsyst software is mandatory.
  • Ability to work autonomously to meet multiple concurrent objectives and within an international team, with diverse cultures.
  • Previous External sales support and client management experience preferred.
  • 25% to 50% of travel to site and customer locations to be expected, sometimes at short notice.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Equal Employment Opportunity
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

 

 

 

SunPower Values

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing


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