Openings at National Grid Renewables

Data Analyst - Meteorology

Job Title
Data Analyst - Meteorology
Job ID
Bloomington,  MN 55437
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National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation.

National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all.

Position Description:
Data Analyst will be responsible for analyzing data from operating wind, solar, and battery storage projects, and developing systems and metrics to track performance of the facilities.

  • Analyze meteorological and production data collected at operating sites
  • Identify and resolve field data quality issues
  • Compare observed performance against expectations, and categorize causes of lost production
  • Develop analytics and processes to identify leading indicators of equipment failure
  • Identify opportunities for performance optimization
  • Assist in development of baseline production and loss expectations
  • Build automated processes to track and regularly report performance metrics
  • Review and analyze contractual performance test results
  • Build web-based interfaces for tracking and visualizing project performance
  • Travel approximately 10% of the time

  • 3+ years in renewable energy
  • Experience with relational databases and ‘big data’ platforms
  • Experience with scientific programming languages (e.g. MATLAB, Python)
  • Familiarity with wind and solar energy assessments and industry-standard modeling software
  • Experience building and validating machine learning models
  • Experience performing statistical and uncertainty analysis
  • BS in meteorology, engineering or other scientific field; MS preferred

  • Self-directed with ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Natural curiosity and desire for continuous improvement
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical collaborators
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with technical and non-technical associates

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