Technical Development Specialist - Green Energy & Environmental Science

Moline, Illinois, USA
Time Type: Full Time
Job Requisition ID: 89383

Position Overview:
  • This position may be located in Moline, IL, or Sunnyvale, CA per the hiring manager's discretion. 
  • This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency. 
  • This position is eligible for a partial telework arrangement at present.  
  • The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.
Your Responsibilities: 

As a Green Energy and Environmental Science Technical Specialist for Small Ag and Turf located in Moline, IL or Sunnyvale, CA, your responsibility will be:
  • Defining and leading the development of the technology for monetizing energy storage, Energy Carbon Credits, and Green energy in the environment of electric machinery on farms.
  • The role will run calculations and simulations to ensure successful solutions are executed for our customers.
  • This role will be responsible for evaluating the technical solutions of our future partners and consultants as we expand our green solutions around the world.
  • This role will be responsible for selecting the correct sensor strategy and/or partners for measuring energy and fuel usage and then verifying with the appropriate standards and compliance agencies.
  • This role will collaborate closely with the technical community at John Deere to translate the needs of the customer into specs for the development teams to execute.
Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  

What Skills You Need:
  • 8 or more years of experience in the carbon and energy management industry.
  • 3 or more years experience in the compliance energy market, Energy Carbon Credit Market, Green energy Market, or similar.
  • Understanding of main lines' power, power factor correction at the grid level, Net Metering, Sensors, and wireless communication technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Lora, etc.
  • Knowledge to run tests, simulations, and calculations to determine acceptable topologies for the measurement and documentation of energy demand, generation(conversion), and distribution.
  • Document findings and provide specifications to the technical community to develop appropriate hardware, software, and communication technologies to accomplish the program goals.
  • Drive schedules, costs, and quality requirements to the appropriate departments through clear specifications.
  • Build and maintain healthy relationships within the company as well as outside the company to drive programs forward.
  • Understanding of California‚Äôs Energy and Carbon programs such as CARB (California Air Resources Board), FARMER (Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions), LCFS(low-carbon fuel standard), SGIP(self-generated incentive program), and Energy Resilience program.
What Makes You Stand Out:
  • Agriculture experience.
  • Understanding of the Energy sector in California as well as a deep understanding of VPPAs, PPAs, and other green energy sources.
  • MBA or equivalent relevant business experience.
  • Global Energy compliance and/or voluntary Carbon Credit market experience.

Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:
  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering Discipline ( i.e. Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical, Chemical, Alternative Energy, etc.)  or Environmental Science.
What You'll Get: 
  • At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 
  • Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box, and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. 
Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses.
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension).
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account.
  • Adoption assistance.
  • Employee Assistance Programs.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations.
  • Charitable contribution match.
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use. 
The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.
The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried and Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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