Avangrid Senior Meteorologist - Solar Engineer in Austin, Texas
Senior Meteorologist - Solar Engineer
Company: AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
Austin, TX, US Portland, OR, US FL, US CT, US
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)
Come join a creative team of energy engineers and meteorologists who develop and optimize wind and solar plants. The Senior Solar Engineer/Meteorologist is responsible for solar resource and energy production assessments, assisting in solar plant design, and supporting R&D and tool automation. This position reports to the Director of Energy Resources and Meteorology.
In addition to strong conceptual and practical technical knowledge, the successful candidate will have a track-record of successfully managing priorities, excellent communication skills, and building positive relationships with key stakeholders. This position is based in Portland, OR or can be remote.
Calculate the energy production of solar plants throughout the pre-construction phase of development, utilizing PVsyst and other Python-based tools.
Support the design and optimization of utility-scale solar plants, working with interdisciplinary teams from project conception through construction and operation.
Maintain in-depth understanding of module, inverter, and tracker technology; owning the review process for and database of approved PAN and OND files.
Perform ongoing fleet performance reviews and apply lessons to pre-construction energy assessments.
Develop script-based tools to enhance efficiency and accuracy of solar production modeling.
Conduct irradiance tuning analyses comparing measured and long-term irradiance data.
Lead innovation projects to maintain industry-leading production modeling methods.
Effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders, including global leadership, to advocate for projects and methodologies.
Attend and participate in relevant industry conferences
Skills and Requirements
Experience / Education:
5+ years of industry-relevant experience.
Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (meteorology, physics, math, engineering, etc.); preference may be given to candidates with relevant advanced degree(s).
Knowledge & Skills:
Software requirements: PVsyst expertise, Python proficiency, and Microsoft Excel.
In-depth knowledge of module and inverter technology
Practical knowledge of various aspects of renewable energy project development, design, permitting, construction, and/or operations.
Excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Additional consideration will be given to candidates with both wind and solar resource assessment and energy production modeling experience.
Exemplify core behaviors to support Avangrid’s purpose & values: Develop self & others, Empower to grow, Collaborate & share, Be a role model, Focus to achieve results, Be agile.
Be a role model
Collaborate and Share
Develop Self & Others
Empower to grow
Focus to achieve results
Our Selection Process
Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country
Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables
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