Openings at National Grid Renewables

Data Analyst - Operational Assessment

Job Title
Data Analyst - Operational Assessment
Job ID
Bloomington,  MN 55437
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National Grid Renewables 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. It has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction, and operation.

National Grid Renewables partners with communities, farmers, and landowners where we develop. This 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.

Data Analyst  - Operational Assessment will be responsible for analyzing data from operating wind, solar, and battery storage projects, and supporting performance tracking / optimization efforts.

  • Analyze meteorological and equipment performance data collected at operating sites
  • Identify field data quality issues and work with operations / engineering teams to resolve
  • Collaborate with plant operations staff to troubleshoot underperformance issues
  • Maintain and enhance internal performance monitoring processes
  • Assist in development of baseline production and loss expectations
  • Assist in performing operational assessments / production re-forecasts
  • Review contractual performance testing results
  • Travel approximately 10% of the time

  • 3+ years in renewable energy
  • Experience with relational databases and large data sets
  • Experience with scientific programming languages
  • Familiarity with wind and solar energy assessments and industry-standard modeling software
  • 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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