Toronto

Specialist, Energy Assets Optimization

Port Credit, Ontario

ABOUT AMP

Amp is a global energy transition platform. We develop, own and operate clean energy assets throughout our core markets around the world, alongside our highly innovative IoT-based digital energy division, Amp X. The company is headquartered in Toronto with global operations throughout Japan, Australia, India, Spain, Czech Republic, UK and North America. Founded in 2009, Amp is a high-growth disruptor at scale, backed by major investments from Apollo Group, a number of pension funds, two of the Walton family offices, and most recently the Carlyle Group, who invested US$375mm into the company in late 2020. We are on our way to creating a Global Energy Transition Supermajor, and believe the key to our continued rapid success is our people and a singular mission.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Amp is seeking an Energy Asset Optimization Specialist who is eager to contribute his/her expertise in the Energy Industry to support cost-effective energy system projects across the globe, with particular emphasis on the markets where Amp is active today, including the US, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, and India.

 

The Energy System Optimization Specialist has responsibilities to analyze, assess and understand various electricity markets in several jurisdictions sufficient to identify and model the corresponding optimal technology and dispatch strategy. The successful candidate will act as the technical expert in matters related to system optimization, design, and engineering, of clean-energy assets encompassing solar PV, energy storage, microgrids, and other forms of DG in a variety of applications. The successful candidate has a working knowledge of optimization theory, programming, and implantation, energy system design, power electronic component selection, and control and dispatch systems. He/she proactively drives Amp pursuits to maximize the revenue from clean-energy projects while maintaining system operations within technical and financial constraints imposed by OEM specifications, wholesale market regulations, and other project objectives.

 

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • A senior leader to help guide due diligence, optimization, & development tasks across a large portfolio of commercial & community-scale solar PV & battery storage projects in the NE US.
  • A collaborative, collegial, & interactive leader to mentor junior team members, frame projects for external stakeholders, & guide financial decisions.
  • An effective public speaker & respectful debater who can quickly synthesize data, manage opposition, recognize rhetoric, & frame discussions leading to positive outcomes.
  • A passionate leader at the intersection of solar energy & project management.
  • An entrepreneur who can bring ideas, innovations, & curiosity to help us build our processes. 
  • An agile navigator to manage ambiguity due to rapid tech & regulatory evolutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research the rules and regulation of various electricity markets (including wholesale) in different jurisdictions in North America to determine revenue streams of clean-energy assets and use the findings to build optimal dispatch models
  • Develop classical large-scale optimization models (preferably linear programming) in a high-level computer language (preferably MATLAB) to schedule clean-energy resources for maximum revenue
  • Generate, verify, maintain, and use results from the optimization models for further technical and financial analyses as needed
  • Maintain a repository for all developed models in different markets under different assumptions and present their results to different individuals and teams both internally and externally
  • Size and design the energy storage components of clean-energy systems
  • Compare offerings of different equipment suppliers and select best components to serve the operational objectives based on the optimization results and the technical specifications of such components
  • Review engineering documents and drawings provided by EPC partners throughout the project development cycle until commissioning and operation to ensure that the energy systems will achieve the maximum revenue as determined through the design and optimization phases
  • Support the project delivery team in various technical and commercial discussions with equipment suppliers and in various due diligence activities at different stages of the project including planning, contracting, installation, commissioning, testing, and operation
  • Support the business origination team by providing the necessary technical inputs to present solution offerings with clear value propositions to different types of clients
  • Support the investment team by providing the necessary technical inputs and optimization model results needed to build financial models of different architectures of clean-energy assets
  • Support the development team by providing optimal sizing and optimal dispatch profiles for the clean-energy assets at the planning stage of the projects
  • Support the asset management team by determining technical requirements of asset management platforms and best ways to present performance and revenue reports
  • Support the decision-making process and risk mitigation plans related to technical issues at the component and system level with focus on the ability to achieve maximum revenue within the operational constraints
  • Support senior management and various Amp entities and teams on a variety of other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of professional experience involved in traditional large-scale non-heuristic optimization problem solutions via linear and non-linear programming techniques, preferably with emphasis on power and energy system optimization. Preference will be given to candidates who have a working experience with MATLAB and/or Python.
  • Professional level of using spreadsheets to analyze complicated energy problems and generate results to present them in different format with internal and external teams
  • Ability to read, comprehend, interpret, and communicate the rules and regulations of wholesale electricity markets in different jurisdictions in North America, determine various revenue streams of clean-energy assets in the designated markets, and use the findings in developing optimization models to schedule the energy assets to maximize their revenue for planning purposes as well as day-ahead and real-time dispatch purposes
  • Professional level of understanding of the operation of utility-scale clean-energy assets including, but not limited to, electric vehicle charges, solar photovoltaic systems, wind generators, and various energy storage technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, flow batteries, hydrogen generators, fuel cells, etc.
  • Professional level of understanding of the concepts of power and energy systems at the generation, transmission, distribution, utilization, and microgrid levels
  • Familiarity with the utility procedures for interconnection of utility-scale clean-energy projects at the transmission, distribution, or behind-the-meter level in different North American jurisdictions is an asset
  • Familiarity with the different development stages of clean-energy projects from planning to operation is an asset.
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering or closely related field, preferably with emphasis on power and energy system optimization – PhD is an asset
  • Registered or eligible to be registered with a North American professional engineering association.
  • Highly organized and skillful at working on multiple projects simultaneously with the ability to prioritize multiple and often competing activities
  • Self-motivated and committed to excellence, with a ‘can do’ positive attitude
  • Takes initiative to explore new opportunities and ways to improve both self-performance and AMP’s effectiveness
Please send your cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Amp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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