Electrical Engineer - Industrial Automation

Company Name
Heila Technologies
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Smart Grid
Job Type
Full Time
Degree Requirement
Contact Info Federico Lozano information@heilatech.com 183343HEILA

Heila Technologies is looking to hire a talented electrical engineer to support the deployment of our optimization platform and enable a higher adoption of low-carbon, distributed energy resources (DERs). In this position, you will drive the entire lifecycle of a project and serve as the initial technical point of contact for our end-users.

As an Electrical Engineer at Heila, you will play a crucial role in the integration, testing and support of Heila DER control products. Your contributions will expand the applications and environments in which Heila control systems are used.

Job Duties/Responsibilities: 
  • Deploy and lead the configuration and commissioning of onsite Heila hardware with distributed generation, energy storage, and telemetry devices.
  • Industrial Automation experience a must.
  • Work with customers and internal resources to diagnose and resolve operational issues.
  • Engineer, program, and validate control sequence in a software-based PLC.
  • Prepare analytical studies, specifications, and reports.
  • Collaborate closely with project team members on next generation products in areas such as software development, analysis, controls design, and testing.


  • B.S. degree in Engineering.
  • Familiarity with commissioning and operations of generation equipment, storage assets, and controls/monitoring solutions.
  • Comfortable working in a client-facing role, interacting with product partners, vendors, and utilities to resolve issues with positive outcomes.
  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as: Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, BACnet, or SCADA.
  • Ability to debug and solve problems in unfamiliar code bases and environments.
  • Flexibility to travel and/or re-locate.


  • Demonstrated experience with the design, development, installation, and commissioning of power generation systems, such as diesel or natural gas generators, PV and wind turbine inverters, energy storage systems (battery, flywheels, etc.).
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in electrical engineering and familiarity with codes and standards (NEC, ANSI/IEEE, UL, CSA, CE, NEMA, OSHA, IEC).
  • PLC programming with IEC 61131-3 languages, RTU, SCADA software, and field experience with voltage regulators, speed governors, synchronizers, inverters, grid paralleling, and load sharing configuration.
  • Communication protocols and standards expertise (Modbus, DNP3, IEC 61850).
  • Familiarity with industrial network design and troubleshooting, experience with protocol client and server simulators.

Alligned with industry, including health, vision and dental insurance and 401k retirement plan.

How to Apply: 

Please email information@heilatech.com with your resume and a brief summary of your strengths and interest.

About the Company: 

Heila Technologies is an MIT-born startup - located in Greentown Labs - dedicated to simplifying the integration and operation of individual Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and microgrids through the commercialization of the Heila IQ Platform, a decentralized optimization solution that reduces system complexity and cost.

From Heila's start, our product has continuously been put to the test. We successfully kept our demonstration site in Sonoma, CA islanded from the grid during the 2017 California Wildfires. In addition to expanding operations across many more sites the US, we monitor, operate and coordinate the islanding of the Sonoma site to this day, as wildfire incidence is rising steadily.