Summary: Werner is a distributor of Energy Storage Systems as a solution for our customers to capture renewable energy and reduce their overall energy spend. The Energy Storage Specialist plays a crucial role in providing our customers with an exceptional experience in solving their crucial energy problems by providing high level technical expertise, consulting, and ongoing training that will aid in developing, maintaining, and delivering energy storage solutions to our customers. On a day-to-day basis, this position will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with external and internal customers. They will work closely and collaborate with Werner Account Managers, Automation Engineers, and fellow Energy Team members. This individual promotes our culture, aligns with our values and embraces Werner’s company purpose to create an exceptional customer experience by transforming what a distributor can do!
Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions:
Design and provide technical training to Werner sales team pertaining to Energy Storage technology implementation
Develop strategy and help create prospect list to maintain and expand Werner portfolio of clients and market development
Manage sales support of Energy Storage systems and/or related products.
Provide onsite demonstrations of energy storage technology as requested with prospective customers
Assist in creation and preparation of any operating and maintenance manuals for customers if necessary
Prepare and oversee engineering aspects of a beta site and implementation program
Present technical data or project results to both internal and external clients
Liaison with various teams and individuals, including local authorities, clients, contractors, supplies, and technical experts
Partner with marketing team to develop collateral and marketing initiatives for energy storage systems
Manage and oversee all engineering and technical aspects during project implementation
Oversee the preparation and review of engineering drawings prepared by third party consultants
Supervise and manage any installation projects at customer sites as required
Participate in development and implementation of energy storage business plan and account strategy
Participate in energy commercial events
Provide customer assistance via telephone, email, and on-site assistance in alignment with our Energy Services Team
Develop, maintain, and deliver technical training and/or seminars to customers with attention to product lines and vendor offerings
Provide technical support and troubleshooting to customers in timely manner
Maintain technical expertise by participating in continual learning and industry specific technical training
Assist with design, build, and program technical demonstration units
Lead small groups and instruct customer training sessions
Critical Success Factors:
Knowledge and understanding of energy storage system solutions, design, energy storage modeling, component technology and development.
Demonstrated understanding of current energy storage issues including: energy storage applications and stacked services; energy storage component technology; integration of conventional or renewable generation with energy storage and valuation of energy storage in various applications.
Knowledge of federal, multiple states, and local laws and regulations governing energy storage regulatory monitoring.
Customer Focused; must be a resource & partner to our internal and external customers
Ability to learn quickly and transfer knowledge to others
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills via phone, email and in person are required
Self-motivated to effectively analyze workload and juggle multiple priorities with strict deadlines
Ability to lead by example with a positive work ethic and attitude
Ability to negotiate effectively at a high level and build strong relationships with customers, vendors and suppliers
Ability to work independently and make key decisions with customers
Strong results orientation and commitment to meeting goals
Drive for Continuous Improvement
Strong attention to detail
Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Strong project management experience
Bachelor’s degree in electrical field.
5 years of experience in the battery and storage related industry
Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience or exposure in a consulting role
3 years of solar or renewable energy related industry
Local day travel up to 50% to prospected customer sites, suppliers and events
About Werner Electric
Werner Electric is not your typical electrical distributor. You would not expect to find an expert in automation, switchgear, commodities, lighting, and clean energy solutions at your local shop or online.
We are a distributor of expertise and new solutions for you: we deliver more than what’s in the box. Anyone can provide product, but with Werner, it’s the human element that makes us different. Efficiently fulfilling your orders is only the start of what we do; we listen to you and offer new ideas and opportunities that improve your business.
Werner Electric has a rich history of electrical distribution in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin that began in 1920. The Cottage Grove headquarters is a hub of over 140,000 square feet of warehouse. With six branches and a distribution center that runs around the clock, customer support and timely delivery are where our value begins.
Werner Electric has been awarded as a Top 150 Company to work for by the Minneapolis Star Tribune for eight straight years. Our forward-thinking employees are pushing the boundaries of what a distributor can do, every day, so that you have an exceptional experience. It’s time to transform your expectations.