Solar Energy Assessment Analyst

  • Green Job Crawler
  • United States
  • 29 Jan, 2019

Job Description

Solar Energy Assessment Analyst Overview: Vaisala has been predicting the unpredictable for over 80 years. We are a global leader in weather and industrial measurements, and our technologies can be found in demanding environments from hospitals, national parks and data centers to airports and wind farms all over the world– and beyond! We offer you a career with a clear purpose and a chance to create observations for a better world. Innovation is at the heart of our company and we believe in developing cutting-edge technology. With our 1,600 professionals worldwide we intend to stay on top of our game and this is where you come in. Apply Now In Vaisala’s Weather and Environment business area, our forward-thinking team focuses on providing solutions to react on challenging weather or air quality conditions. We partner with our customers to help them make the most informed decisions whenever environmental insight matters. Vaisala has an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic candidate with a blend of solar energy expertise, computer knowledge, science skills, and customer support experience for a position as an Energy Assessment Analyst in our Seattle, WA location. This position is responsible for all activities associated with the production of Vaisala’s solar energy assessment reports and services. Specific activities include performing site visits, quality control of observational data, solar project layout optimization, analysis of satellite derived estimates of irradiance, calculation of losses and uncertainty, and presenting/defending results to clients. If you are passionate about renewable energy and want to work in a team-oriented environment, we want to hear from you. Apply today! Your key responsibilities include • Produce solar energy assessment reports • Quality control of observational data received in support of assessment projects (including site visits) • Solar project micro-siting and optimization • Calculation of solar project losses and energy uncertainty • Ensure the technical accuracy and timely delivery of Vaisala’s resource assessment products • Participate in the development of advanced solutions to maintain state-of-the-art methods • Produce technical documentation • Present and defend solar energy assessment report results to customers and other stakeholders Who we are looking for • Master’s degree in physical sciences, engineering, or other applied science. Ph.D. is preferred. • 3+ years of experience performing traditional solar energy assessments for utility and commercial scale projects • Expert at quality control of solar measurement data and solar project layout design & optimization • Expert at using industry standard solar assessment software (PVSyst, SAM, etc.) • Experience with meteorological instrumentation including field site visits to evaluate measurement campaigns • Thorough understanding/experience applying loss factors and calculating uncertainty for utility-scale solar farms • Familiarity designing meteorological campaigns for solar projects • Understanding of and ability to analyze satellite derived data sets of solar irradiance. • Preferred experience analyzing SCADA data to understand solar efficiency at operational solar farms • Preferred experience using scripting languages, such as Ruby or Python, in a UNIX/Linux environment Vaisala is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The atmosphere at Vaisala buzzes with curiosity because in our line of work there are always things to discover and learn. We embrace new ideas and have bright colleagues from experienced experts at the top of their fields to young talents at the start of their careers. We take pride in being pioneers who strive to bring about positive changes in both the society and environment, and our work is not done yet. Take advantage of this opportunity and join our team to make a difference! Vaisala offers a competitive benefits package including: health, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, company paid life, long and short term disability, 401K plan with company match and tuition reimbursement. We also offer holiday pay and a generous paid time off plan. Please include your salary requirements in your application. To be considered for this position you must currently be eligible to work in the U.S. Vaisala participates in the E-Verify employment verification system. Candidates are subject to a personal work preference assessment and complete background check prior to an offer being extended. Vaisala is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.