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Electrical engineers working in Energy Storage Systems (ESS) play an important role in designing, developing, and implementing solutions that enable the storage and delivery of electrical energy.

Different roles for Electrical Engineers

From design to maintenance

Here are some of the key tasks you may be responsible for as an electrical engineer in the Energy storage industry:

  • Designing battery systems: You design the battery systems that form the core of ESS. This involves selecting the right battery chemistry, determining the capacity and power requirements, designing the battery management system, and ensuring safety. 

  • Developing charging and discharging systems: You design and develop the charging and discharging systems that enable ESS to store and deliver electrical energy. This includes designing power electronics systems, developing control algorithms, and ensuring system reliability and efficiency.

  • Integration with renewable energy sources: ESS are often used in conjunction with renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. As an Electrical engineers you are responsible for designing and developing the systems that integrate ESS with these sources to ensure reliable and efficient energy storage and delivery.

  • System testing and evaluation: You are involved in testing and evaluating ESS to ensure that they meet performance and safety standards. This involves developing testing protocols, collecting and analyzing data, and making recommendations for improvements.

  • System maintenance and troubleshooting: As an Electrical engineers you are responsible for the maintenance and troubleshooting of ESS. This includes identifying and diagnosing problems, developing and implementing solutions, and ensuring that the system remains reliable and efficient.
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What skills do you need?

We will help you

Skilleon will help you to turn your ambition in to practice, by matching your current skills and your ambition to exciting new projects via your Skilleon Passport. Here are some examples of skills that are most wanted in the Energy Storage Industry:

  • Knowledge of electrical engineering principles: You must have a strong understanding of electrical engineering principles, including circuit theory, electromagnetics, power electronics, and control systems.

  • Battery technology knowledge: You must have knowledge of different types of battery chemistries, performance characteristics, and design considerations. You also need to understand battery capacity, power requirements, charging and discharging algorithms, and battery management systems.

  • Renewable energy systems: You need to have knowledge of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, and how they integrate with energy storage systems. This includes knowledge of photovoltaic and wind turbine systems, power electronics, and control systems.

  • Programming and modeling: You should be proficient in programming languages such as Python, MATLAB, and C++ to design, model, and simulate energy storage systems. Knowledge of simulation software such as PSCAD, DIgSILENT, and PSIM is also beneficial.

  • Project management: You need project management skills to plan, organize, and execute complex projects. This includes knowledge of project management tools and techniques, risk management, and communication skills.
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Switch from industry

Be part of the Energy Transition

It is definitely possible for an electrical engineer to switch from the oil and gas industry to the energy storage sector. Many of the electrical engineering skills required in the energy storage sector, such as battery design and management, power electronics, renewable energy integration, and control systems, are also used in the oil and gas industry. With the right mindset and skills, an electrical engineer can make the transition to the energy storage sector by acquiring additional knowledge and skills specific to the industry, networking, and making connections with industry professionals.

As the world shifts towards sustainable energy, more and more engineers in the oil and gas industry are already transitioning to the renewable energy and energy storage sectors.


Some possible areas where you may need additional training or education to work in the energy storage sector include:

  • Battery and Energy Storage Systems: You need to learn about battery and energy storage systems, including the different types of batteries, how they work, and how they can be integrated into energy storage systems. You also need to learn about battery management systems, charging and discharging methods, and how to optimize the performance of energy storage systems.

  • Power Electronics: You need to gain knowledge in power electronics, including the design and control of power converters, inverters, and other power electronic devices used in energy storage systems. You also need to understand how these devices are integrated into energy storage systems and how to optimize their performance.

  • Renewable Energy: You may need to learn about renewable energy technologies, such as wind turbines, solar panels, and hydroelectric systems, and how they can be integrated with energy storage systems. You also need to understand how to design and operate energy storage systems for renewable energy applications.

  • Standards and Regulations: You need to learn about the different standards and regulations that apply to energy storage systems, including safety standards, performance standards, and regulations related to grid interconnection. You also need to understand how to design and operate energy storage systems in compliance with these standards and regulations.

However, when using your Skilleon Passport, you will be able to oversee any possible lacking skills and you will be surprised how many Renewables skills you have that fit perfectly within the Energy Storage Systems sector.

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Specialised Software Skills

What software are you familiar with?

You don't have to be experienced in all software, but here we show you some examples of the packages that are used by several companies in the Energy Storage sector. They are used to design, analyze, and optimize electrical systems for energy storage. Maybe you already use some of these tools:

  • MATLAB/Simulink: MATLAB and Simulink are commonly used software tools for modeling and simulation of energy storage systems. These tools allow engineers to model the behavior of batteries, power electronics, and other components of energy storage systems and simulate their performance under different operating conditions.

  • PSCAD/EMTDC: A specialized software tool used for modeling and simulating power systems, including energy storage systems. This tool allows engineers to simulate the dynamic behavior of energy storage systems in response to changes in the electric grid and other factors.

  • ETAP: A software tool used for power system analysis, design, and operation. It includes modules for modeling and simulating energy storage systems, as well as for power flow analysis, short circuit analysis, and other types of analysis relevant to the energy storage sector.

  • HOMER: A software tool used for optimizing the design of off-grid and grid-connected renewable energy systems, including those that incorporate energy storage. It allows engineers to model different energy storage options and optimize the design of the energy storage system to meet specific project requirements.

  • AutoCAD: A computer-aided design (CAD) software tool commonly used by electrical engineers in the energy storage sector to create 2D and 3D designs of electrical systems and components, including energy storage systems. It allows engineers to create detailed schematics and designs of energy storage systems, as well as to collaborate with other engineers and stakeholders on the project.

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Available jobs through Skilleon

Your ambition counts

You can be a specialised Electrical Engineer, which will be needed on every project, always. But you can also decide to look for more managerial roles. Here are some roles for you as an Electrical Engineers:

  • Electrical Design Engineer: You design electrical systems and subsystems for energy storage projects. And you develop and analyse electrical schematics and layouts.

  • Power Electronics Engineer: You design and develop electronic systems and devices that convert and manage power in energy storage systems, such as battery management systems, DC-DC converters, and inverters.

  • Energy Storage System Engineer: You design, develop, and optimize energy storage systems, including system integration, battery selection and sizing, and control system design.

  • Controls Engineer: You design and develop control systems for energy storage systems. And you are responsible for developing and testing control algorithms, monitoring and managing system performance, and identifying and resolving system issues.

  • Project Engineer: As a Project engineer you manage energy storage projects from conception to completion, including planning, design, construction, testing, and commissioning.

  • Field Service Engineer: You provide technical support for energy storage systems, including performing maintenance and repair activities, troubleshooting system issues, and conducting performance evaluations.

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What wages can I expect?

Average income

Salaries for electrical engineers in the wind energy industry in the Netherlands and in Europe can vary depending on factors such as experience, location, and job responsibilities. Here are some rough estimates of average salaries in the Netherlands and in Europe (note: for freelancers the income will be considerably higher due to different employment conditions).

  • Electrical engineer in the Netherlands:

    • Entry-level electrical engineer: €35,000 to €50,000 per year
    • Mid-level electrical engineer: €50,000 to €80,000 per year
    • Senior-level electrical engineer: €80,000 to €120,000 or more per year
  • Electrical engineer in Europe:

    • Entry-level electrical engineer: €30,000 to €50,000 per year
    • Mid-level electrical engineer: €50,000 to €90,000 per year
    • Senior-level electrical engineer: €90,000 to €130,000 or more per year
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Skilleon Passport, your entry to the Wind Energy Industry

Skilleon makes your ambitions come true

You want to grow your career, move up in life, and find the path that leads you forward. You want to control it, like the Energie Storage Professional you are.

What if the Renewables industry leading companies can give you this opportunity? And all you have to do is show them your skills, experience and your ambition, to make your ambitions come true?

Make your ambitions come true

Which companies are involved?

Dream projects by various Energy Storage Systems companies

Do you want to work for the Energy Storage Systems Client? the Contractor? the Architect? In what kind of team? Nearby your home address, or rather within reach of the sunny beaches around the world? Do you want to deepen your existing skills or partly reskill or upskill your profile? 

The Energy Storage Systems clients we work for offer you the best projects with lot's of possibilities. We will conect you to them, on basis of your Skilleon Passport and your ambitions.

Skilleon Professionals executed projects for companies listed above.