Associate, Fire Protection Engineer

Miami, Florida
Work Type: Full Time
Role: Associate, Fire Protection Engineer

Location: Miami, FL (Hybrid)

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Who We Are
Spearmint Energy (“Spearmint”) is a next-generation renewable energy company enabling the clean energy revolution through developing and installing battery energy storage systems (BESS). Spearmint currently operates a 150MW/300 MWh BESS project located in West Texas, and is also developing over 20 projects, totaling over 10 GWh of capacity, across 10+ states in 4 regions of the United States. Headquartered in Miami, Florida with an additional office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Spearmint is comprised of over 40 seasoned industry professionals across development and corporate functions and aims to be the preeminent green merchant energy company.

Spearmint develops, owns, operates, and optimizes battery energy storage systems with the aim of reducing grid volatility, increasing system resiliency, and helping minimize carbon emissions in a responsible and efficient way.

What You Will Do
Spearmint Energy is seeking Electrical Power Engineering majors for consideration to join our company at our Miami, FL headquarters.   The candidate will have completed a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in electrical power.  Ideal candidate will have some experience in high voltage (>69kV) from internships or previous employment.    

This position will report to the SVP of Technology and will support various technical tasks related to supporting all phases of the interconnection process, develop internal modeling tools for supporting interconnection siting and oversee consultants’ deliverables and verifying accuracy and completeness.

Core Responsibilities
  • Maintain subject matter expertise knowledge of national codes and standards related to battery energy storage systems. 
  • Read and interpret technical documentation related to battery system life-safety and fire prevention detection/suppression systems.
  • Review and approve Hazard Management Assessments (HMA’s) for battery system safety.  
  • Using the FMEA process, analyze differing fire protection, life-safety and equipment preservation strategies.
  • Attending Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) for battery storage systems. 
  • Interact with local AHJ’s during the siting and permitting process.
  • Support Greenfield development efforts by assessing local code and compliance requirements for battery systems.
  • Support M&A efforts by assessing proposed equipment designs, compliance with national and local codes and identifying gaps or risks. 
  • Maintain the Technology Team’s battery technical repository.
  • Assess industry best practices for fire detection/prevention and suppression and ensure these are incorporated into future projects.
  • Leading investigations and
  • Support the Director – Commercial Operations with optimizing operational activities for these systems.    
  • Ensure compliance with company policies in health, safety, security, equity, ethics, and governance.

Who You Are
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering or engineering field with significant coursework in fire protection engineering.
  • Master’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering preferred.
  •  Collaborative working style.
  • Ability to communicate technical and commercial information clearly and effectively to various stakeholders. 
  • Cooperative attitude with the ability to work with minimal daily direction.
  • Proficient in MS Office and Outlook

Must have work authorization to work in the United States

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