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Head of Applications Engineering and Product Management, EMEA

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To support the development of its European team, Chint Power Systems is looking for a Head of Applications Engineering and Product Management, EMEA

Company: Chint Power
Job type: Full-time
Category: Design Engineer

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Please send applications directly to: tomaso.charlemont (at) chint.com

Chint Power Systems is a global power systems provider, designing, manufacturing and supplying high reliability 1.5kW-1MW PV Inverters and related Power Solutions. Headquartered in Shanghai, the international senior management team leverages deep telecom power systems roots for its research and development resource, advanced component control circuits and overall design-for-reliability. Backed by strong financial support from the Chint Group and the inheritance of Chint’s 27 years manufacturing experience, Chint Power System has become a recognized brand in the field of renewable energy.

Chint Power Systems is rapidly expanding in Asia, North America and Europe prompted by a factory expansion to 1000MW+ production of capacity by end 2012. To support the development of its European team, Chint Power Systems is looking for the

 

Head of Applications Engineering and Product Management, EMEA

 

Report Line – General Manager, EMEA, and HQ FAE supervisor, Chint Power Systems, in a matrix scheme

Location – Open

Overview – As Head of Applications Engineering and Product Management , for PV Inverters and related Power Solutions , the candidate will coordinate with the Sales Team and After Sales Service to work directly with customers preparing technical system designs, inverter option lists, bills of materials, requirements compliance matrices and associated documentation related to the PV Inverter and Power Solutions product line. This includes face to face customer visits, power point presentations and product trainings for which the candidate must have good communication skills to effectively interface with customers. This will also require site visits and working with the customers and their sub-contracted engineering companies to ensure the technical needs are met and deliver best performance from installed systems.

The candidate will also perform market intelligence about products, technologies and market trends as well as monitoring of the company’s competition and provide transversal support to the Management Team. He/she will also support Engineering on matters related to Certification and Standard Compliance requirements in the region and engage with relevant authorities where needed.      

The candidate will work with Applications Engineering, Product Line Management, Product Engineering, After Sales Service, and Operations: for this the candidate must have good communication skills to effectively interface at all levels.

 

Description of Duties


 

  • ·         Become an authority on all Chint Power Systems’ products and their applications: Residential, Commercial and Utility.
  • ·         Perform applications and site design proposals and presentations for customers including system design, array and string sizing, DC and AC inverter interfaces, transformer specification, and detailed utility interface designs, including medium voltage installations.
  • ·         Follow up qualified leads with the Sales team to identify customer’s needs and PV power system requirements.
  • ·         Help prospects and the Sales team configure the best solution possible utilizing Chint Power Systems’ products.
  • ·         Support the system solution proposal process.
  • ·         Define the system solutions and support Marketing, Engineering and Operations delivering the finished products.
  • ·         Maintain a complete working knowledge of all Chint Power Systems’ products.
  • ·         Create spread sheet analyses of technical and financial impacts for system solutions.
  • ·         Supervise field installations (occasionally)
  • ·         Support Field Service and Product Engineering in identifying and solving system-related field issues.
  • ·         Attend shows and conferences reporting product, technology and market trends as well as monitoring competition to support Chint Power Systems ’ product line development.
  • ·         S upport shows , conferences, customer seminars and other product promotion activities giving presentations and trainings.
  • ·         Support Engineering on Certification and Standard Compliance requirements and engage with relevant authorities.

 

 

 

Special Qualifications or Background Needed


 

  • ·         Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering and related work experience.
  • ·         5+ years of electrical power system related experience with 1φ and 3φ AC as well as Medium Voltage applications.
  • ·         Field experience with solar electric power system and renewable energy installations.
  • ·         Experience in electrical system design and familiarity with codes and regulations.
  • ·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and at least one more primary European language.
  • ·         High degree of autonomy and excellent teamwork skills also on remote basis.
  • ·         This position requires regional travel to customer and non-customer sites.