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Senior Resource Modeling Analyst Windlogics

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Date: Jun 29, 2018

Primary Location: San Francisco, CA, US, 94104

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  24698 

 

WindLogics provides innovative forecasting and optimization solutions that enable low cost, reliable and sustainable power systems.

 

Position Specific Description

In this role you will work closely with our NextEra Development team located in San Francisco, acting as a sales engineer and executing complex project modeling involving wind, solar & storage and leading pre-construction renewable energy assessments.  The ideal candidate will be able to interpret & translate intricate modeling results of renewable energy and integrated/hybrid storage systems into business speak for internal and external customers and provide support for detailed written proposals and sales presentations.  You will apply expert knowledge to further advance core methods and processes by identifying improvement opportunities in modeling algorithms as well as support the prospecting and early stage process to help fulfill the company’s vision of building long-term value through investing in clean, affordable, and reliable power for our customers.

 

Job Overview

This job is responsible for running sophisticated wind flow, solar irradiance, statistical and GIS models at the most complex level to produce long-term wind and/or solar energy production estimates. Employees in this position apply expert knowledge to advance core methods and processes and serve as a mentor to the lower level analysts. Individuals in this role are responsible for data collection and filtering, long-term wind energy production estimates, power curve testing, investment approval processing, site suitability testing, financing support, and special projects. Employees in this role also support Senior Quant Analysts with prototype coding, code/application testing, process/application documentation and maintain direct accountability for quality assurance in all efforts.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviews on-site meteorological data from various sensing devices
  • Sets up, monitors and analyzes numerical weather models (both meso- and micro-scale) to accurately understand the long-term energy resource across a given area
  • Sets up and executes in-house software and prediction tools to translate the long-term resource into energy production for a wide variety of equipment configurations
  • Performs geospatial analysis using ArcGIS software and other industry-standard tools to identify locations with maximum energy output and minimal impact to local land use
  • Collects and filters operational data
  • Reviews electrical and structural drawings of commercial and/or utility scale wind and/or solar farms
  • Analyzes system energy loss due to wiring, transformers, soiling, snow etc.
  • Diagnoses operating assets for plant optimization
  • Provides investment due diligence and financing support
  • Applies technical knowledge in support of new product development
  • Provides site intelligence and field services, including construction screening, on-site instrumentation audits and shading analyses
  • Provides meteorological instrumentation and siting recommendations
  • Prepares written reports and presentations for both internal and external customers
  • Travels to project sites to collect data, assists in permitting and community outreach, and participates in industry conferences; travel expectancy is between 5% and 25% of time
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: 5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Science, Research, and Technology
Organization:  WindLogics Inc 
Location:  San Francisco, California 
Other Work Locations:  California 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

 

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

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NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

 


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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