Openings at National Grid Renewables

Meteorology Intern

Job Title
Meteorology Intern
Job ID
Bloomington,  MN 55437
Other Location
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:
National Grid Renewables’ meteorology team is responsible for field data collection and analysis, renewable energy system modeling, short- and medium-term weather forecasting, and review of operational facility performance.  In this role the Meteorology Intern will have an opportunity to make significant contributions to the success of projects in all phases of their lifecycle, and receive exposure to various aspects of the renewable energy industry.

  • Process and review data collected by field measurement systems
  • Simulate energy production of projects under development
  • Analyze and report on weather/production forecasts for operating facilities
  • Participate in team and project meetings to gain exposure to other aspects of the business
  • Complete an end-of-program presentation with a topic to be determined by intern and manager.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Enrolled in or completed a course of study in meteorology, engineering, or other scientific field
  • Experience with scientific programming languages (e.g. MATLAB, Python)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with GIS

  • 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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