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The Data Scientist (Operations Engineering)

  • Job type: Job Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : Job Reference: 3636
  • Location: Location: USA, Illinois, Chicago
  • Sector: Sector: Solar, Renewables
  • Salary: Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: Date Posted: 02/09/2016
This vacancy has now expired.
Key Responsibilities
· Perform production estimates for solar PV projects using production estimation software such as PVSYST, PVWATTS, SAM, and Helioscope
· Prepare reports and comparisons between system configurations, module vendors, and multiple variables simultaneously for project optimization
· Remain up-to-date on new technologies, trends, and industry standards for production modeling to ensure installations are compliant with industry best practices and prudent assumptions within the PV energy market
· Monitors historical production of existing project installations to verify performance in accordance with financial expectations and address any discrepancies in the PVSYST models compared to actual system production over time.
· Reports production and O&M activity across departments
· Troubleshoots system issues
· Performs system acceptance testing at the completion of project
Core Competencies
· Drives results
· Thinks conceptually
· Self Manages
· Takes initiative and ownership of projects
· Solves problems
· Communicates effectively (written & verbal)
Requirements
· Bachelor degree in Engineering - or comparable technical knowledge through demonstrated work experience
· Database Administration experience
· Experience with scripting languages such as SQL Perl, PHP, Python or JAVA
· Solid understanding of power generation plants and utility systems
· Experience with production estimating software tools such as PVSYST, PVWATTS, SAM, Helioscope is preferred
· 1-3 years of experience in a similar position, ideally in the renewable energy industry and in utility environment preferred
Additional Notes
· Must hold a valid driver's license
· Travel required (up to 25%)
· Physically able to climb a ladder in excess of 30 feet and work at elevation on roof for extended periods of time in hot or cold weather conditions.

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