Energy storage device designer
The profession appears after 2020
Specialist involved in designing various energy storage systems: high-capacity batteries, heat accumulators, flywheels, etc., enabling energy storage for redistribution in smart grids between peaks and troughs. Efficient power generation is only half of the job’s success, as solutions need to be developed for its efficient utilization and storage. For example, recuperative braking systems used in electric cars charge the battery, but excess energy is wasted. An energy storage device designer must bear this in mind. Major energy storage device projects are already underway. For example, in September 2014, Germany launched Europe’s first 5 MW storage station. Its main purpose is to stabilize the electricity supply in case of uneven load in the grid. It is able to manage the task much faster and more effectively than heat power plants, which are traditionally used for this purpose.
Professional skills and abilities
Systems thinking (ability to define and work with complex systems, including system engineering).
Ability to manage projects and processes.
Lean manufacturing, production process management based on permanent focus on removing all types of waste, which implies involving every employee in the business optimization process along with maximum client focus.
Programming IT solutions / Managing complex automated systems / Dealing with artificial intelligence.
Environmentally conscious thinking