Electrical Quotation Engineer (Switchgear)

Location: USA - CA - San Jose
Division: Installation
# of Openings: 1


Bloom Energy, a solid oxide fuel cell company, is looking for an Electrical Quotation Engineer (Switchgear) to join its world class team.  This individual should be a dynamic professional who is looking for a rewarding future in one of today’s most exciting technologies.

Location: This position will be based in San Jose, CA

The Electrical Quotation Engineer (Switchgear) will support the Supply Chain team technically in procurement of electrical switchgear / switchboard, evaluating new vendors etc. for the installation of Bloom Energy’s product.  This position will interface with a larger site design team: engineers, project managers, construction supervisors and Supply Chain Management team.

This position will focus on supporting production efforts for the Bloom Energy installation organization product or service related to the power industry.  The Electrical Quotation Engineer (Switchgear) must have a strong understanding of a broad set of electrical equipment, Supply Chain and construction solutions.

Job responsibilities include technical site analysis and conceptual design, managing vendor relationships. Knowledge of construction, electrical, mechanical applications is essential. Knowledge of low and medium voltage power systems and electronic principals is essential. An understanding of civil, structural and electro-chemical applications is beneficial.

The Electrical Quotation Engineer (Switchgear) must have experience working electrical equipment for distribution and power generation. An understanding of grid independent infrastructure (e.g. diesel generators, UPS systems, transfer switches) and other relevant components, and the code requirements associated with installing these components is a must. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Discussing and understanding various requirements with Installation engineering team.

  • Sending RFQ to approved / preferred suppliers and arranging the quotations in quickest possible time.

  • Technical & commercial evaluation of supplier quotations. Qualifying the supplier quotations based on evaluation.

  • Preparing the estimates and comparison statements based on historical data and current market prices.

  • Responsible for negotiating with suppliers for delivery of best quality products at best price with quickest possible delivery time.

  • Identifying & qualifying the third party suppliers for Bloom Energy scope project deliverables.

  • Ensure vendors/suppliers confirms and meets all Building, Construction and Electrical code requirements.

  • Interface between Vendor and Engineering / Quality team for arranging Factory acceptance / witness test at vendor place, prior to delivery.

  • Getting the acceptance from suppliers for technical and commercial terms.

  • Inputs for preparing the Purchase orders and amendments.

  • Supplier/vendor contact, including initial discussions for project scope deliverables and ongoing coordination during manufacturing.

  • Coordinating with vendors to resolve technical and non-technical issues while installation & commissioning of equipment at site.

  • Getting the supplier progress reports periodically and analyzing the delays. Implementing corrective actions to meet the on time deliveries.

  • Technical evaluation price variations received from suppliers on account of new additions / deletion in the scope of supply.

    Skills Required:

  • Experience with Switchgear/Transformer or Electrical Design

  • Must have solid knowledge of current market pricing & cost estimation.

  • Collaborate with different teams to understand the sourcing requirements.

  • Excellent, verbal & written communication skills to build lasting relationships with people.

  • Ability and desire to design and implement new company protocols is essential.

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with multiple project and priorities.

  • Supplier evaluation & developing new vendors/suppliers for various products.

  • Knowledge of codes (NEC, NFPA), standards and regulations (city, state and federal).

  • Ability to switch between the strategic (e.g. impact of Bloom Energy technology on customer’s long term business) and tactical (e.g. qualification of 3rd party equipment).

  • Proactive and persistent with well-developed analytical skills.

  • Detail oriented with the ability to drive complex tasks to closure.

  • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.

    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Specialization in Supply Chain Management (Preferred)

    About Bloom Energy:

    Bloom Energy’s mission is to make clean, reliable, and affordable energy for everyone in the world. The Company’s product, the Bloom Energy Server, delivers highly reliable and resilient, ‘Always-On’ electric power that is clean and sustainable. Bloom’s customers include twenty-five of the Fortune 100 companies and leaders in cloud services and data centers, healthcare, retail, financial services, utilities and many other industries. For more information, visit www.bloomenergy.com  

    Bloom Energy is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We are committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants, will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. Bloom Energy makes reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable laws, for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability, who can perform the essential job functions, unless undue hardship would result.

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