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Battery Life Cycle Engineer

Location Remote Category Product Development and Production Job ID R27748
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Overview

The Battery Life Cycle Engineer is responsible for optimizing the life cycle management of Sunrun’s battery assets to minimize operational costs and maximize uptime. This role focuses on analyzing failure causes, performing in-depth cost analysis, and monitoring battery degradation throughout their in-service lives to ensure sustained operational efficiency.

The Battery Life Cycle Engineer plays a pivotal role in enhancing overall operational efficiency and achieving a significant return on investment (ROI) through improved asset management and reduced total cost of ownership. This role will start by conducting an extremely extensive analysis of Sunrun’s vast and diverse data sets to estimate the degradation of our batteries and deviation from previously set regimes through contracts or agreements, including electrochemical modeling analytics and data science.

The role will develop into supporting our Supplier Quality Assurance team with corrective action plans, conducting root cause analysis for both degradation and sudden failures, and working cross-functionally with our service teams to develop short and long-term strategies for battery end-of-life company thresholds to ensure sustained operational efficiency from an individual system’s performance standpoint.

If you are passionate about optimizing equipment performance and leveraging analytics to drive efficiency, we encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Extend Battery Life by developing and implementing strategies to reduce the need for frequent replacements.

  • Calculate Savings by assessing the savings from extended battery life through the difference in replacement costs over time.

  • Improve Efficiency by enhancing the efficiency of battery use within the fleet to achieve significant savings in energy costs.

  • Extend Battery Fleet Life by implementing optimization techniques.

  • Optimize Cost Per Battery Cycle to contribute to long-term savings.

  • Perform Cost Analysis to identify areas for cost reduction per battery cycle.

  • Own virtual power plant battery analytics to co-optimize cycles vs. warranties and customer benefit.

  • Defer Capital Expenditure by developing strategies to extend the life of the battery fleet.

  • Implement Long-Term Planning to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the battery fleet.

  • Collaborate Cross-Functionally with teams including engineering, operations, and maintenance to align lifecycle management efforts with business objectives.

  • Document Processes and Outcomes for lifecycle management, and prepare regular reports and presentations to communicate results, progress, and recommendations to stakeholders and leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in managing the lifecycle of batteries or similar equipment, preferably in the renewable energy industry

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail

  • Proficiency in cost analysis and financial modeling related to equipment maintenance and lifecycle management

  • In-depth knowledge of battery components and optimization techniques

  • Experience with data analysis, including querying databases and manipulating datasets (preferred)

  • Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g., Python) and automation tools (preferred)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams

  • Familiarity with monitoring tools and IT operations is a plus

  • Willingness to travel 10% of the year, we are a tight-knit team that values personal interaction

Recruiter:

Tyrone Taylor (tyrone.taylor@sunrun.com)

Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to acts, such as The Equal Pay Transparency Act. It assumes that the successful candidate will be located in markets within the United States that warrant the compensation listed. Candidates in locations outside this local area may have a different  starting salary range for this opportunity which may be higher or lower.  Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.

Starting salary/wage for this opportunity:

$103,221.56 to $137,628.75

Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, which is based on company and individual performance, short and long term incentives, and program-specific awards.  Sunrun provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). A candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions. 

This description sets forth the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as some of the essential functions of this role.  It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all essential duties and qualifications. If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at candidateaccomodations@sunrun.com.

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About Us

Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq: RUN) is the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. We believe in the power of solar energy to make a real difference in our world. Together, we can tackle the challenges ahead, knowing that every step towards clean energy counts. Join us on this journey towards a more sustainable tomorrow.

Perks & Benefits

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Vacations/Holidays
  • Paid Baby Bonding Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • PowerU - 100% Funded Education Programs

A Commitment to Candidate Experience

At Sunrun our fiercely passionate workforce is our greatest asset and help power our mission to create a planet run by the sun. We strive to have the best in class experience for our candidates. If you had a great experience or you feel there is room for improvement, please reach out to our Director of Talent Acquisition, Kelly Wittman, to share your feedback.

Accommodation for Disabilities

If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at candidateaccomodations@sunrun.com.

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