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Position Specific Description
NextEra Energy and its affiliate entities represent the world’s largest generator of wind and solar renewable energy. We are currently seeking a Resource Modeling Analyst for our team. In this role, your primary responsibilities will be to work among multi-disciplinary project teams to numerically model Demand Energy Management systems for Utility and Commercial/Industrial Customers. Applicants with backgrounds in Distribution and Power System Analysis, Electricity Markets, Optimization, Operations Research, Decision Analysis, and Renewable Energies (Wind, Solar, and Storage) are highly encouraged to apply.
This role will support all Utility and Distributed Generation scale projects. The candidate for this position will be responsible for leading complex energy optimization projects that include and are not limited to: Microgrid applications, Demand Energy Management, Solar and Storage Design, Generation stack, Market Analytics, Renewable Investments, and more. The ideal candidate will have excellent professional skills (problem-solving, critical thinking, time management, organizational skills), the ability to create solutions through our optimization tools and data analytic processes, an inherent passion for renewable energy and complex microgrid applications, strong independent decision-making skills, and leadership qualities.
This position will work on creating ad-hoc optimization efforts analyzing site-specific resource(s), estimating long-term power production estimates, and communicating/presenting results to upper management. Employees in this role are also responsible for independent production responsibilities and multi-tasking across a range of diverse customer projects. Core services and deliverables include but are not limited to: Demand Energy/Charge Management, State-wide REC programs analysis, Power Market Analysis, data collection and filtering, long-term energy production estimates, investment approval processing, financing support, and special projects. Individuals in this position apply knowledge to support customers and new product development. The role also has opportunities to support the science and solutions teams with application testing and advancement. This position offers abundant opportunities to work with internal and external stakeholders, get exposed to both short and long-term process improvements and new product developments
This job is responsible for running sophisticated wind flow, solar irradiance, statistical and GIS models at the most complex level to produce long-term wind and/or solar energy production estimates. Employees in this position apply expert knowledge to advance core methods and processes and serve as a mentor to the lower level analysts. Individuals in this role are responsible for data collection and filtering, long-term wind energy production estimates, power curve testing, investment approval processing, site suitability testing, financing support, and special projects. Employees in this role also support Senior Quant Analysts with prototype coding, code/application testing, process/application documentation and maintain direct accountability for quality assurance in all efforts.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Reviews on-site meteorological data from various sensing devices
- Sets up, monitors and analyzes numerical weather models (both meso- and micro-scale) to accurately understand the long-term energy resource across a given area
- Sets up and executes in-house software and prediction tools to translate the long-term resource into energy production for a wide variety of equipment configurations
- Performs geospatial analysis using ArcGIS software and other industry-standard tools to identify locations with maximum energy output and minimal impact to local land use
- Collects and filters operational data
- Reviews electrical and structural drawings of commercial and/or utility scale wind and/or solar farms
- Analyzes system energy loss due to wiring, transformers, soiling, snow etc.
- Diagnoses operating assets for plant optimization
- Provides investment due diligence and financing support
- Applies technical knowledge in support of new product development
- Provides site intelligence and field services, including construction screening, on-site instrumentation audits and shading analyses
- Provides meteorological instrumentation and siting recommendations
- Prepares written reports and presentations for both internal and external customers
- Travels to project sites to collect data, assists in permitting and community outreach, and participates in industry conferences; travel expectancy is between 5% and 25% of time
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned
- Bachelor's Degree
- Experience: 5+ years
- Master's Degree
- Doctoral Degree
Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Science, Research, and Technology
Organization: NextEra Analytics Inc
Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable
Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.
NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami
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