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Senior Engineer Meteorologist-REN at Avangrid

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Portland, Oregon

Job Description:
Job Summary

To perform solar resource and energy production assessments, assist in solar plant design optimization, and track and understand solar industry technology trends. This person will work in a fast-paced environment

where accurate energy production estimates are critical to the success of the business and where excellent communication and organization skills and strategic initiative are recognized and rewarded.

This position, reports to the Director of Energy Resources and Meteorology.


•Work closely and proactively with business development teams to assess and prioritize potential greenfield and acquisition project opportunities.
•Design and monitor solar meteorological monitoring campaigns to secure high quality data.
•Maintain a database of panel (PAN) and inverter (OND) files for modeling purposes.
•Track and evaluate solar PV technology trends and understand the intersection between cost and efficiency of the equipment.
•Lead and/or participate in internal committees and working groups to advance guidelines and technical specifications.
•Conduct detailed technical analyses of measured and modeled data to quantify relevant solar resource characteristics.
•Develop and validate new methodologies and software tools to improve the solar resource and energy production assessments while adhering to company guidelines and industry best-practices.
•Assist in the design and optimization of well-informed solar plant layouts.
•Set-up, run, and interpret solar energy production models, such as Pvsyst.
•Understand and apply defensible losses supported by measured data, actual production and/or industry best-practices.
•Conduct advanced time-series production analyses, including deriving statistical metrics (such as 12 x 24s and 8760s), as well as time-series loss factor and storage modeling based on energy production time-series.
•Estimate the future production of solar plants by analyzing the production of existing, operational solar plants.
•Conduct robust uncertainty analyses.
•Prepare comprehensive reports that adhere to company guidelines and industry best-practices.
•Conduct field visits to prospective project sites to assess suitability of a potential solar plant and evaluate site characteristics.
•Attend and participate in relevant industry conferences and committees to support Avangrid Renewables through maintaining a comprehensive understanding of industry and academic research and best-practice methodologies.
•Have excellent organization skills and the ability to work and communicate effectively in a timely manner with a multi-discipline, international team of personnel.
•Ability to meet deadlines, rapidly adapt to changing priorities, and solve problems collaboratively.

Skills and Requirements

Education and Requirements.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher (Master's degree preferred) in Engineering, Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Statistics, Physics, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of industry-relevant experience. Individuals with less than 5 years of experience may be considered at a lower level.
  • Software requirements: PVsyst, and Microsoft Suite. Python and/or R experience strongly preferred. Windographer experience preferred.


  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile

AVANGRID employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties.

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Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon