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Clearway Energy Intern, Performance Engineering in Carlsbad, California

Who We Are Looking For

The Performance Engineering Intern will be part of the Clearway Performance Engineering Team and will report to Sr. Manager, Performance Engineering. The Performance Engineering Team is responsible for predicting solar PV energy performance, completing capacity tests, and discussing results with internal and external stakeholders. This position is part of the 12-week Summer Internship Program at Clearway Energy Group beginning in June 2024.

We are looking for current juniors or rising seniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Meteorology, Statistics, Physics, or quantitative field.

Throughout this summer internship program, you’ll get exposure to real projects and challenges while gaining first-hand professional experience. At Clearway, you’ll gain access to an innovative and fast-paced work environment. You’ll also participate in networking and learning events with your fellow intern cohort.

This position will be based in the Carlsbad, CA or Denver, CO office.

What You'll Be Doing

The Performance Engineering Intern primary responsibilities will include:

  • Learn about PV performance modeling (primarily using PVSYST) to assist business development, development engineering, capital markets, and asset management teams with the evaluation of new or existing solar facilities for internal and external (i.e. project finance and contract negotiation) uses.

  • Learn and then conduct weather resource assessments of satellite and ground-measured data.

  • Validate inputs and run soiling/snow models in different climates and regions.

  • Analyze project data and simulation results, identify patterns, and provide insights to generate high-quality reports in support of optimized design and energy production.

  • Perform ad-hoc analyses to solve specific business stakeholder issues.

The Performance Engineering Intern will be assigned with an individual project related to a key performance factor (such as snow/soiling impact) and will present results to the project leadership at the end of the summer.

What You'll Bring

Core Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to discuss technical concepts with both non-technical and highly-technical parties.

  • Advanced MS Office and Excel skills. 

  • Ability to work well in a collaborative environment that emphasizes attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and working together to achieve company-wide objectives.

  • Intellectual curiosity and an interest in renewable energy. You’re here because you believe in and want to help create a clean energy future.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. You’re willing to ask lots of questions, listen to your colleagues, and contribute your ideas.

  • Self-motivated, dependable, and accountable. This means showing up, being present, and being eager to dive into the workday. If you ever feel like you’ve completed all your tasks and have time to spare, you’re eager to speak up and ask what else you can do.

  • Ability to work independently, multitask and take ownership over projects and assignments. You’re comfortable taking initiative, asking questions, and speaking up.

If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications but see yourself contributing, please submit your resume.

What Would Be Nice

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in the power or infrastructure industry and assets performance evaluation.

  • Programming language experience (Python, R, Matlab, etc.) and BI software.

Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on geographic location, skills, relevant and demonstrated experience, education, training and certifications, and other factors permitted by law. This role is not eligible to earn an annual cash bonus, subject to personal and company performance goals.

Salary Range Across All U.S. Locations

$26—$29 USD

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and manage more than 9.6 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s 7 gigawatts of operating wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 9 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Houston; and Princeton, N.J. For more information, visit clearwayenergygroup.com.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Clearway, we create a community that isn’t about being the same – it’s about building a team of unique individuals, with different backgrounds & skill sets, coming together to build something big & make a difference in the world. Clearway’s team is dedicated to a clean energy future across a wide spectrum of roles & responsibilities. Embodying our company values and operating principles, unique individuals come together over a common mission. We embrace opportunities to do challenging work that can change the world. We aspire to bring out the best in everyone. We share setbacks, celebrate successes, & act with integrity & accountability to get the job done.

Working at Clearway, Hybrid Together

Here at Clearway, we’re committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships with our teammates. We do this by prioritizing new hires based near one of our offices in San Francisco, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, Houston, & Princeton. Our office-based employees typically work together from fabulous spaces on Tuesdays & Thursdays to collaborate & learn, build community, get to know one another, & enjoy company-provided meals & events.

Clearway Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience & expertise. We intentionally foster a culture of inclusion that empowers our employees to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans to join the team. Clearway is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military & Veterans.

What We Provide

Clearway offers all eligible employees working 20+ hours per week a comprehensive menu of benefits: generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSAs with company contributions, health FSAs, dependent daycare FSAs, commuter benefits, relocation, & a 401(k) plan with employer match, a variety of life & accident insurances, fertility programs, adoption assistance, generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, & benefits for employees in same-sex marriages, civil unions & domestic partnerships. For more on Clearway benefits, visit our Benefits Website (https://benefitsatclearway.com/) .

Notice to Applicants

Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) , ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting@clearwayenergy.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notice to California Applicants (https://www.clearwayenergygroup.com/california-consumer-protection-act-applicant-notice/)

Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) , ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees.

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