Senior Research Scientist

Organization
NextEra Energy
Organization Summary

NextEra Analytics 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

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Metro
Job type
full-time
Primary Duties

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
  • Participate in and lead small teams engaged in applied research; working on challenging, complex and interdisciplinary problems in a business setting.
  • Design and prototype algorithmic solutions to energy related scientific and engineering problems
  • Advise the Director of Science as well as NextEra Analytics and NextEra management on research topics, analytical results, and scientific and energy industry advances
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in physics, mathematics, atmospheric science or related field such as engineering, statistics
  • Proficient with appropriate programming and scripting languages (R, Python, Julia, Fortran, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate effectively throughout all levels of the organization - written and oral
  • Ability to work extended hours when necessary to meet critical deadlines
  • Innate curiosity about a myriad of topics within the energy industry

Desired Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in physics, mathematics, atmospheric science or related field such as engineering, statistics
  • 3+ years of experience in a combination of the following areas; energy system modeling, wind/solar energy, battery storage or related utility field
  • 5+ years of experience in a combination of the following areas; energy system modeling, wind/solar energy, battery storage or related utility field
  • Background in detailed analysis of complex systems involving large datasets, guided by physically-based conceptual models
  • Advanced-level abilities with programming and scripting languages (R, Python, Julia, Fortran, etc.)
  • Ability to abstract a problem in such a way as to enable “cross-pollination” utilizing concepts and techniques from other fields
  • Familiarity with, and execution of, Agile Scrum methodologies
How to Apply

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