NextEra Energy Senior Research Scientist in St. Paul, Minnesota
Senior Research Scientist
Date: Jun 23, 2022
Location(s): St. Paul, MN, US, 55107
Company: NextEra Energy
Requisition ID: 63404
is the optimization and analytics team for the world’s largest renewable energy generator. We thrive on solving the toughest problems facing the energy industry and creating innovative forecasting and optimization solutions that lead the way into the next era of energy.
Position Specific Description
NextEra Analytics is currently seeking a Senior Research Scientist to join our R&D team. As a division of NextEra Energy, we own and operate the world’s largest renewable energy fleet of wind, solar, and storage assets. At NextEra Analytics, we are innovators and at the forefront of the industry by developing intelligent algorithms to design, connect, forecast, optimize, and enhance renewable energy systems. As a Senior Research Scientist within our Science team, you will work on and solve challenging problems by applying scientific and mathematical principles, R&D, and advanced analytics through coding proficiency to new/existing products and services to meet our customer’s needs.
Employees in this role will support the development and operations of our wind and solar generation assets. The role focuses on researching meteorological and climate influences on wind and solar generation, including forecasting techniques and applications. Individuals will provide scientific support to the wind and solar development and operational teams regarding challenges that arise in their workflow.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Researches meteorological and climate influences, forecasting techniques, and applications in support of Wind and Solar generation fleets
Provides data and other findings to support the wind and solar development and operational teams
Advises the Chief Scientist as well as WindLogics and NextEra management on research topics, analytical results, and industry advances
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Experience: 4+ years
- Doctoral Degree
Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Science, Research, and Technology
Organization: NextEra Analytics Inc
Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable
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